The San Antonio Rampage finished their first day of camp today, with all 35 players taking the ice in hopes of impressing the teams coaching staff. Familiar names that Panthers fans will instantly recognize include Quinton Howden, Scott Timmins, Colby Robak, and Jacob Markstrom. The complete camp roster is as follows:
For those in the San Antonio area looking to attend the Rampage’s camp please refer to the following schedule for the correct date, time, and location.
Tuesday, Oct. 2 9:45 AM, Practice @ Northwoods
Wednesday, Oct. 3 9:45 AM, Practice @ Northwoods
Thursday, Oct. 4 9:45 AM, Silver & Black Game @ Northwoods
Friday, Oct. 5 9:45 AM, Pre-game skate @ Northwoods
Friday, Oct. 5 7:00 PM, at Texas Stars @ Cedar Park Center
Saturday, Oct. 6 2:30 PM, Practice @ Northwoods
Saturday, Oct. 6 4:00 PM, vs. Texas Stars @ Northwoods
Source: San Antonio Rampage
As everyone in the hockey community knows by now the current collective bargaining agreement expires tonight at 11:59 PM EST. If a new deal is not reached by that time Sunshine State Hockey will end all coverage of the NHL and Florida Panthers on our site until a new CBA is agreed upon.
This does not mean that we will go completely silent with our coverage of the hockey world. Thanks to the recent partnership formed between SSH and FAU Hockey we will be able to bring everyone the latest news, information, and game recaps from the Owls. Also, starting tomorrow, we will begin covering the San Antonio Rampage, Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate. Adding coverage of the Rampage to Sunshine State Hockey will fill the void left by this ridiculous NHL lockout.
I want to personally thank all of our readers for your continued support, especially during this tough, unnecessary time. I would also like to wish all of the arena employees, especially those I’ve gotten to know over the years at the BB&T Center, the best of luck. Remember they are the ones who are suffering the most from this mess.
Hopefully this will all blow over sooner rather than later.
The hockey world is buzzing this afternoon about the fluke game winning goal in game 3 of the Calder Cup final between the Norfolk Admirals and the Toronto Marlies. Norfolk defenseman Mike Kostka simply dumped the puck in during a line change at the 10:52 mark of overtime, but as Marlies goaltender Ben Scrivens skated behind his net to wait for the puck it took a weird bounce off of the glass and found its way into the vacant net, giving the Admirals a 3-0 lead in the series.
The major issue with the goal is that a Norfolk player was clearly offside, meaning the fluke goal should have never counted. The American Hockey League admitted today that the on-ice officials made an error when ruling it a good goal, but that does not change the fact that Toronto lost the game and now faces elimination. Watch the video below to see the fluke goal and the offside Admirals player.
It is crazy to think the the 2011-2012 NHL regular season is almost finished. Hopefully the Panthers will still be playing well past the final day, but only time will tell. Of course it never hurts to look forward to next season, and that’s exactly what the San Antonio Rampage are doing. Earlier today Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate announced that the Cats will take on the Dallas Stars in San Antonio, Texas during the 2012-2013 pre-season. This is a great opportunity for the loyal Rampage fans to see their parent club in action.
The game is currently scheduled to take play on September 28th at 7:30 PM. This game could be one of the final pre-season games, depending on the not yet released regular season schedule. Once more information is released about the game we will be sure to post it.
By Marc Springston
General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has assigned 13 players to their AHL affiliate in San Antonio. Mark Cullen, Roman Derlyuk, Angelo Esposito…
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