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In The Pipeline 11.25.14

by Mike Lewis / Florida Panthers takes a look at Panthers in the pipeline in San Antonio (AHL), Cincinnati (ECHL) and more in the Nov. 25th prospect report.


(12-6-0, third in AHL Western Conference)

Last Three

Nov. 18 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Oklahoma City Barons (4-3) [SO]

Nov. 21 – San Antonio Rampage at Texas Stars (7-1)

Nov. 23 – San Antonio Rampage vs. Texas Stars (3-0)

Wild, Wild, West

The San Antonio Rampage enjoyed another strong week as they won three games against West Division rivals.

The Rampage defeated the Oklahoma City Barons in a shootout victory to start the week. F Bobby Butler, D Shane O’Brien and F Logan Shaw all recorded goals in regulation. F Drew Shore, F Garrett Wilson and Shaw scored in the shootout to earn the win.

San Antonio then faced the reigning Calder Cup champions in their own barn on Friday night (Nov. 21). The Rampage shot down the Stars 7-1, in a victory that saw six Rampage skaters earn multi-point games. F Connor Brickley (2-0–2), F Mark Mancari (0-2–2), D Alex Petrovic (1-2–2), Shore (0-3–3), Wilson (2-2 – 4) and D Greg Zanon (0-2–2) all had multi-point performances, while F Bobby Butler scored a goal for his team-leading ninth goal of the season.

The Rampage and Stars locked up again, this time in San Antonio on Sunday (Nov. 23). Mancari, Brickley and Shore all lit the lamp for the Rampage, while G Dan Ellis recorded a 32-save shutout to win the game 3-0.

Making History

The 7-1 victory over Texas was San Antonio’s largest margin of victory over the Stars in franchise history and set a record for most goals scored in the series between the two teams.

The 3-0 victory over Texas marked the first time that the Rampage defeated the Stars in three consecutive games.

The Rampage have now won seven consecutive games. The seven-game winning streak ties a franchise record previously reached in Jan. 2012. The Rampage are also 10-0-0 against West Division teams this season.

At the Top

Bobby Butler has been the Rampage’s leading scorer this season, recording 18 points (9-9–18) in 18 games this season. Butler ranks tied for third in the AHL in goals and tied for fourth in the league in points.

Next Up

Nov. 29 - San Antonio Rampage vs. Oklahoma City Barons (7:00 pm CST)

Nov. 30 –San Antonio Rampage vs. Iowa Wild (4:00 pm CST)


(6-3-2, eighth in ECHL Eastern Conference)

Last Three

Nov. 18 – Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Orlando Solar Bears (5-3 L)

Nov. 21 – Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Evansville Icemen (4-0 W)

Nov. 22 – Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Kalamazoo Wings (7-3 W)

Cyclones Win the Week

Finding the win column again, the Cyclones ride a two-game winning streak after two impressive victories. The Cyclones shutout the Evansville Icemen 4-0 on Friday night (Nov. 21) before defeating the Kalamazoo Wings the following night in a 7-3 decision. The seven tallies for the Cyclones was a season-high for goals in a game this season.


- 2013 draft choice Christopher Clapperton (fifth round, 122nd overall) has posted 23 points (13-13–26) in 23 games with a plus-13 rating for Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL).

- 2014 draft choice Jayce Hawryluk (second round, 32nd overall) has posted 30 points (13-17–30) in 23 games with a plus-15 rating for the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL).

-2014 draft choice Juho Lammikko (third round, 65th overall) has posted 15 points (5-10–15) in 21 games with a plus-15 rating for the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL).


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

- 2010 draft choice Zach Hyman (fifth round, 123rd overall) has posted 10 points (4-6–10) in nine games for the University of Michigan.

- 2013 draft choice Michael Matheson (first round, 23rd overall) has seven points (1-6–7) in twelve games for Boston College.


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