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In the Pipeline 11.10.14

by Mike Lewis / Florida Panthers takes a look at Panthers in the pipeline in San Antonio (AHL), Cincinnati (ECHL) and more in Nov. 10th’s prospect report.


(6-6-0, seventh in AHL Western Conference)

Last Two

Nov. 7 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Toronto Marlies (3-2 L)

Nov. 9 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Oklahoma City Barons (3-1 W)

Back at the Barn

Splitting the weekend in San Antonio, the Rampage faced the Toronto Marlies and division rivals the Oklahoma City Barons.

The Rampage played a close game against the Marlies, getting some offense from Shane O’Brien and call up Andrew Yogan. After a 2-1 lead, the Marlies stormed back with two unanswered goals to take the game. Goaltender Dan Ellis made 23 saves on 26 shots.

San Antonio bounced back on Sunday defeating OKC 3-1. The Rampage scored three unanswered goals against the Barons, holding them without a goal until the final 17 seconds of the game. Bobby Butler recorded two goals in the contest, while Steven Kampfer scored the game’s second goal. Garrett Wilson recorded a team-high three assists and a plus-two rating with five shots. Dan Ellis made his second consecutive start, turning aside 20 of 21 shots.

Rocco Returns

After a four-game stint with Florida including his first career NHL game (Nov. 1 vs. PHI), Rocco Grimaldi returned to the San Antonio lineup the night after suiting up for Florida against Calgary (Nov. 8). Grimaldi has four points (1-3-4) in nine games with the Rampage in his first professional season.

Next Up

Nov. 11 - San Antonio Rampage at Oklahoma City Barons (10:35am CST)

Nov. 14 – Charlotte Checkers vs. San Antonio Rampage (7:30 pm CST)

Nov. 15 – Charlotte Checkers vs. San Antonio Rampage (7:00 pm CST)


(4-2-1, tenth in ECHL Eastern Conference)


Playing three consecutive games this past weekend, the Cyclones opened the weekend with a win against the Indy Fuel. The 3-1 decision saw Byron Froese, Josh Shalla and Stephan Vigier record goals.

Sam Brittain made 14 saves on 18 shots in the close 4-3 loss to the Wheeling Nailers on Saturday (Nov. 8).

The Cyclones were unable to top the Toledo Walleye in a 4-3 shootout Sunday (Nov. 9). Defenseman Shayne Taker owned a plus-three rating in the contest.

Nov. 13 - Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Orlando Solar Bears (7:30pm)
Nov. 15 - Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Fort Wayne Komets (7:30pm)


- 2013 draft choice Christopher Clapperton (fifth round, 122nd overall) has posted 20 points (8-12-20) in 19 games with a plus-11 rating for Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL).

- 2014 draft choice Jayce Hawryluk (second round, 32nd overall) has posted 25 points (12-13-25) in 18 games for the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL).


- 2011 draft choice Kyle Rau (third round, 91st overall) has posted 12 points (3-9-12) in eight games for the University of Minnesota.

- 2013 draft choice Michael Matheson (first round, 23rd overall) has five points (1-4-5) in eight games for Boston College.

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