History: San Antonio Rampage Team Milestones
2002-03 Season
May 6, 2002
The American Hockey League approves the purchase of an AHL franchise by the Florida Panthers (NHL) and San Antonio Spurs (NBA). The team will play at San Antonio's new SBC Center.
May 31, 2002
John Torchetti is named head coach of Florida’s AHL affiliate in San Antonio.
June 3, 2002
The San Antonio Spurs announces that the team will be named the San Antonio Stampede and unveiled their logo, featuring a rampaging bull with a blue, black and silver color scheme. The blue color is complimentary to the blue used in the Florida Panthers logo, while the black and silver make a subtle connection to the Spurs. The logo was designed by Al Aguilar and Jamie Stolarski with Creative Civilization–an Aguilar/Girard Agency. The team also announces KTKR “The Ticket 760 AM” will serve as flagship station.
June 14, 2002
San Antonio Spurs announces team has changed the name of the AHL team to the San Antonio Rampage. The logo will remain the same.
June 28, 2002
Scott Allen named assistant coach of Rampage.
July 1, 2002
Brent Flahr named director of hockey operations.
August 15, 2002
Rick Carden named director of hockey business operations.
September 4, 2002
Team unveils their home and road jerseys for their inaugural season. The home jersey has a white body, with a light gray, blue and navy blue trim, while the road jersey has a blue body with a light gray and navy blue trim. Both jerseys display the Rampage logo on the chest with the secondary logo appearing on the shoulders, and the words “San Antonio” written across the bottom of the uniform. SP Apparel, the official supplier of the American Hockey League produced the jerseys.
Rampage Blue Jersey
September 18, 2002
Rampage name Andrew Monaco as new voice.
September 19, 2002
First group of the Panthers players assigned to San Antonio.
September 20, 2002
Rampage open training camp in Sunrise, Florida.
October 2, 2002
Rampage open training camp at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio.
October 4, 2002
The Rampage open their inaugural two-game preseason schedule against the Houston Aeros at Aerodome (Houston) with 4-3 loss.
Rampage vs. Houston Aeros
October 12, 2002
The Rampage open their inaugural AHL season in Milwaukee against the Admirals, a 6-2 loss.
October 14, 2002
Rampage announce dual affiliation with the Jackson Bandits (ECHL) and Laredo Bucks (CHL).
October 18, 2002
Rampage record first victory in franchise history over Utah (5-4 W).
November 3, 2002
The Rampage host their first home game at SBC Center against the Houston Aeros at 3:00 p.m.
November 7, 2002
The Rampage record first home win over the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (4-3).
December 5, 2002
The Rampage hold their first practice at the new Ice Center @ Northwoods, which will serve as the team’s practice facility.
January 2, 2003
Filip Novak is first player to represent the Rampage in the AHL All-Star Classic; playing for PlanetUSA.
Filip Novak
February 17, 2003
Rampage’s Jeff Toms named AHL’s Player of the Week after tallying six points (5-1=6) in two games.
March 6, 2003
Florida Panthers name John Torchetti as assistant coach. Scott Allen named interim head coach of Rampage.
April 6, 2003
The Rampage complete their first season with a playoff bid and a chance to become the 6th team in the AHL’s history to hoist the Calder Cup in their inagural season.
April 10, 2003
The Rampage begin a best-of-five series against the Norfolk Admirals.
April 13, 2003
The Rampage are swept in three games in the Western Conference Quaterfinals by the Norfolk Admirals.
June 5, 2003
Steve Ludzik becomes the Rampage’s third head coach. Scott Allen will remain assistant coach.
July 23, 2003
Bobby Jay becomes the Rampage’s second director of hockey operations.
August 28, 2003
Florida enters affiliation agreement with the Augusta Lynx (ECHL), joining the Rampage as official affiliates of the Panthers.
2003-04 Season
October 10, 2003
San Antonio opens its 2nd season against division rival Utah at the “E” Center in Salt Lake City. Lee Goren is named the club’s first team captain in franchise history.
November 10, 2003
Florida Panthers name Steve Ludzik as assistant coach, replacing Mike Pelino.
November 11, 2003
Scott Allen becomes the Rampage’s fourth head coach. Bobby Jay is promoted to General Manager and will serve as interim assistant coach.
Scott Allen
January 27, 2004
Florida names Ian Herbers as assistant coach, replacing interim coach Bobby Jay.
June 17, 2004
Steve Ludzik become’s the Rampage’s fifth head coach, replacing Scott Allen.
July 20, 2004
Florida names Matt Loughran as the Rampage’s director of hockey operations, replacing Bobby Jay.
September 1, 2004
Florida enters affiliation agreement with the Texas Wildcatters (ECHL), joining the Rampage as official affiliates of the Panthers.
September 26, 2004
Florida Panthers name Guy Charron as associate coach for Rampage until NHL season (Lockout) begins. Also assigns Medical Trainer/Massage Therapist Jim Pizzutelli to San Antonio for same duration.
2004-05 Season
October 14, 2004
Paul Healey selected as team captain for the 2004-05 season, becoming the second team captain in team history.
October 15, 2004
Open third season at home versus Houston.
February 14, 2005
Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester represents team at 2005 AHL All-Star Game in Manchester, NH, playing for Team Canada.
Jay Bouwmeester
February 18, 2005
Florida names Clint Malarchuk as Rampage’s assistant coach for remainder of the 2004-05 season, replacing Guy Charron.
June 30, 2005
Spurs Sports & Entertainment purchases the Florida Panthers portion of Rampage franchise, assuming sole ownership of AHL club. Also enters multi-year affiliation agreement with Phoenix Coyotes (NHL). Laurence Gilman will serve as General Manager, Pat Conacher will serve as Head Coach and Gord Dineen will serve as assistant coach/director of hockey operations (all served in similar capacities with Utah Grizzlies-Coyotes’ AHL affiliate-during 2004-05 season).
2005-06 Season
September 6, 2005
Layne Ulmer is the first player to sign an AHL contract with the Rampage—the Phoenix Coyotes top affiliate.
September 27, 2005
Wayne Gretzky is introduced to the San Antonio public at a Rampage press conference at the SBC Center . The Rampage also introduces their hockey operations department as the team begins training camp. Bexar County Judge Nelson W. Wolff presents a Rampage jersey to Wayne Gretzky.
Wayne Gretzky and Nelson W. Wolff
October 7, 2005
The Rampage open its 4th season against division rival Houston Aeros as the Phoenix Coyotes AHL affiliate. San Antonio lost 6-5 in regulation.
December 1, 2005
The Rampage host the Cleveland Barons in the AHL’s 30,000th regular-season game. The AHL milestone featured two NHL goaltenders on conditioning assignments, Cleveland ’s Vesa Toskala and the Rampage’s Brian Boucher, each recording shutouts through 65 minutes of play. Karl Goehring replaced Boucher for the shootout and posted his first win with the team by stopping four of five attempts.
January 11, 2006
The home of the Rampage, the NBA Spurs, WNBA Silver Stars and the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo becomes formally known as the AT&T Center and unveils the new AT&T logo. The name results from SBC Communications Inc.’s acquisition of AT&T Corp. and its decision to retain the AT&T name.
January 13, 2006
The Rampage become the first of the three Spurs Sports & Entertainment franchises to win in the newly named AT&T Center when they defeat the Toronto Marlies (Toronto Maple Leafs affiliate) 4-3 in overtime.
January 30, 2006
Right wing Pavel Brendl earns the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 29, 2006. He scored three goals and four assists for seven points, becoming the second Rampage player to receive the weekly award (see Feb. 17, 2003).
February 1, 2006
Center Layne Ulmer represents team at 2006 AHL All-Star Game in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
February 21, 2006
The Rampage’s road game against the Peoria Rivermen is aired live on XM Satellite Radio and XM Canada on XM’s all-hockey Home Ice Channel 204 as part of their 15-game AHL format.
March 18 & 19, 2006
The Rampage win back-to-back shutouts against the Houston Aeros for the first time in team history. Goaltender David LeNeveu stopped all 53 shots on Sat., Mar. 18 and Karl Goehring stopped all 41 shots on Sun., Mar. 19.
April 15, 2006
Actor Efren Ramirez, who plays Pedro in the movie Napoleon Dynamite, comes to the AT&T Center to sign autographs as the Rampage host Napoleon Dynamite Night; which drew a season-high crowd of 8,309. 
2006-07 Season
September 7, 2006
The Rampage unveil their new uniforms with the official colors now being black, grey and silver. While the primary and secondary logos remain the same, the crest of the jerseys will now reflect just the bull’s head giving it a more sleek look.
Rampage New Uniforms
October 26, 2006
Bryan Helmer’s ironman streak ends due to an injury. The defenseman had the longest active streak for consecutive games played with 170 games over the past three seasons.
November 13, 2006
Ryan Snider is named Director of Hockey Business operations.
November 21, 2006
Forwards Bill Thomas and Yanick Lehoux tallied back-to-back goals only 16 seconds apart against Houston to set a new franchise record.
January 29, 2007
Defenseman Keith Yandle represents the team at 2007 AHL All-Star Game in Toronto, Ontario , playing for PlanetUSA.
March 5, 2007
Center Alex Leavitt earns the CCM Vector/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 4, 2007. He scored 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists) in only seven games, becoming the third Rampage player to receive the weekly award (see 2/17/03 and 1/30/06).
March 9, 2007
Chris Ferraro and Donald MacLean each score five points in their win over Peoria , marking a franchise record for most points in a game. Ferraro scored a goal and four assists, while MacLean scored two goals and three assists.
April 15, 2007
Keith Yandle becomes the team’s all-time top scoring defenseman in a single season when he recorded two assists in the Rampage’s season finale at Houston to finish with 34 points.
May 30, 2007
The Phoenix Coyotes name Don Maloney as their new General Manager. He will also oversee the Rampage.
August 14, 2007
SS&E signs new multi-year affiliation agreement with Phoenix Coyotes. Also announce new head coach Greg Ireland.
August 21, 2007
The Phoenix Coyotes hire Ray Edwards as the assistant coach for the Rampage.
August 24, 2007
Rampage name Joe Dominey as new radio voice.
2007-08 Season
September 19, 2007
The Ramapge in partnership with the AHL unveil the brand new Rbk / EDGE Uniforms. The Rbk EDGE Uniform System will debut in only two leagues worldwide during the 2007-08 season: the NHL and the American Hockey League. Featuring technologically-advanced materials and fabrics that are more breathable and more resistant to water absorption that offer greater range of motion, the Rbk EDGE Uniform System provides comfort and improved compatibility with equipment while helping to enhance player performance.
Rbk EDGE Uniforms
October 6, 2007
Rampage begin sixth season with 7-1 win over Iowa at the AT&T Center.
October 19, 2007
Joel Perrault records the eighth hat trick in team history. The last of his three goals came with less than a second left in regulation to send the game to overtime tied at 5. It was the largest tie at the end of regulation in franchise history.
November 3, 2007
San Antonio scores two goals in a franchise record 14 seconds, Bill Thomas and Chris Durno at Quad City in the first period of what is eventually a 4-3 overtime win for the Rampage.
November 9, 2007
Josh Tordjman wins his sixth straight decision, breaking the previous record of four, which he also held. He was presented with an etched crystal award as the AHL Goaltender of the Month for October, during which he posted a 5-0-0 record with a 1.94 goals against average and .937 save percentage.
Josh Tordjman
November 18, 2007
The Rampage get their first regulation win in Chicago since February of 2004 by the score of 4-0 as David LeNeveu makes 35 saves.
November 24, 2007
Alex Auld whitewashes Milwaukee in a 7-0 victory, his first game in goal with the Rampage. The Rampage also tied the largest margin of victory in team history with the seven-goal disparity.
November 27, 2007
Defenseman Bryan Helmer scores a goal in his 800th American Hockey League game. He became the 28th player in AHL history to reach 800 games played.
December 29, 2007
The Rampage complete their first winning December in franchise history, posting a 6-4-1-0 mark after beating Houston 6-1 at the AT&T Center.
January 15, 2008
Rampage forward Chris Durno scores for the fourth straight game, and also shorthanded for the second straight contest, this time with just 0.2 seconds left to stun Manitoba and propel San Antonio to a 3-2 win. The win also boosts the Rampage to 10 games over .500 in a season for the first time in franchise history.
January 20, 2008
Team captain Bryan Helmer plays in his 1,000th professional hockey game and is named the Third Star of the night.
Bryan Helmer
January 28, 2008
Joey Tenute represents the Rampage as a member of the Canadian Team in the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic. He scores a goal in the game in Binghamton, NY.
January 31, 2008
The Rampage stretch their road unbeaten streak to a franchise-best six games with an overtime goal from Matt Murley to beat Lake Erie 4-3. They went 5-0-0-1 from Dec.27 to Jan. 31 in the six-game span away from home.
March 5, 2008
The Rampage tie a franchise-record with four goals in the third period to defeat Providence 4-1 in the teams’ first meeting all-time. Providence eventually won the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as the league’s regular season points champion.
March 29, 2008
San Antonio pounds Peoria 6-0 in front of a season high crowd of 9,019 at the AT&T Center.
April 13, 2008
The Rampage finish the 2007-08 campaign with the most wins (42) and points (94) in a single-season. They clinched their second Calder Cup playoff berth with a fifth-place finish in the West Division at 42-28-3-7. Travis Roche finishes the season with the most assists (43) and points (50) all-time by a defenseman in Rampage history, surpassing teammate Keith Yandle. Roche also set single-season marks for a defenseman with 35 assists and 41 points. Pete Vandermeer finishes the year with a San Antonio single season record 332 PIMs, running his career total to 2,496 penalty minutes, third on the AHL’s all-time list.
April 18, 2008
The Rampage notch their first playoff win as rookie Chad Kolarik nets the ninth hat trick in team history in a 6-3 victory over Toronto in Game 2 of the best-of-seven series.
Chad Kolarik- Playoffs
April 21, 2008
The Rampage collect their first playoff home victory in a 3-2 decision in Game 3 against Toronto to take a 2-1 series lead. It marked the first time the Rampage ever held a playoff-series advantage.
April 27, 2008
Josh Tordjman shuts out Toronto 3-0 in Game Six to force the first Game 7 in Rampage history. Tordjman picked up the franchise’s first playoff win, home playoff win, road playoff win and playoff shutout during the 2008 Calder Cup Playoffs.
2008-09 Season
October 11, 2008
The Rampage open their seventh season with a 3-1 loss to the Milwaukee Admirals at the AT&T Center. The crowd of 6,166 is the second largest opening night crowd in franchise history. 

October 25, 2008
Francis Lessard set a new franchise mark with 37 penalty minutes in a game vs. Iowa with two 10-minute misconducts and three majors. The team combined for 92 penalty minutes.

December 4, 2008
Josh Tordjman shuts out Syracuse 3-0 ending a franchise record 17-game winless streak (0-16-0-1).
December 8, 2008
Josh Tordjman named Reebok/AHL Player of the Week (for Dec. 1-7) going 3-0 with two shutouts.
December 13, 2008
San Antonio’s 3-2 overtime win versus Quad City set a new franchise winning streak of six games (Dec. 4-13). Josh Tordjman recorded all six wins through the stretch to match a franchise best. He shut out his opponents three of those six games (Dec. 4-13).
December 19, 2008
Josh Tordjman recorded his 45th career victory with a 5-3 win against Chicago to set a new franchise mark.
January 1, 2009
David Spina recorded the Rampage’s lone hat trick of the season versus Lake Erie, also a career first.
David Spina
January 7, 2009
Jeff Hoggan scored two goals in a 5-3 win at Chicago to break the franchise record with goals in six straight games.
January 13, 2009
David Spina’s assist gave him a helper in six straight (Jan. 2-13) to tie the franchise mark.
January 24, 2009
San Antonio’s 3-1 win at Iowa gave the Rampage a franchise record five-game road winning streak (Jan. 3-24).
January 26, 2009
Brett MacLean represented the Rampage as a member of the Canadian Team in the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic, and recorded an assist.
February 2, 2009
Josh Tordjman named Reebox X-Pulse/AHL Goaltender of the Month for January. Tordjman was 94-0 in 13 appearances with a 2.01 GAA and .933 save percentage while recording one shutout.
February 6, 2009
Chad Kolarik registered an assist in his sixth straight game (Jan. 24-Feb. 6) to tie the franchise mark.
February 13, 2009
David Spina recorded four assists in Providence to tie the single game record.
February 16, 2009
David Spina tied and broke the Rampage all-time assist mark with his 57th and 58th career assists with San Antonio. Josh Tordjman’s start gave him his 124th game played in net setting the franchise record. Rampage Coach Greg Ireland notched his 350th career win giving him 175 wins as a head coach in both the ECHL and AHL.
February 24, 2009
David Spina’s assist in Iowa gave him his 96th point, breaking the previous record held by Mike Green.
February 28, 2009
The Rampage set a new franchise record for single game attendance when 10,265 fans welcomed home the Rampage from their rodeo road trip on Military Appreciation Night.
2009 Military Night
March 27, 2009
Wyatt Smith and Alexander Nikulin scored empty netters in the third period just twelve seconds apart to establish a new franchise record for fastest two goals in a 4-1 win at Syracuse.
March 28, 2009
Joel Perrault recorded the game-winning goal versus Rockford giving him 41 in a Rampage uniform, a franchise record.
April 3, 2009
Josh Tordjman blanks Iowa 2-0 behind 22 saves to tie the franchise mark with his seventh career shutout.
April 4, 2009
Josh Tordjman makes 27 saves to stymie Iowa 1-0 and break the franchise mark with his eighth career shutout.
April 10, 2009
Joel Perrault’s team high nine-game points streak comes to an end (Mar. 19-Apr. 4). Perrault scored goals in 8 of 9 contests totaling 10 goals and 4 assists. The Rampage won each game Perrault scored a goal as he deposited five game-winners and a game tying goal during that stretch.
April 11, 2009
San Antonio’s 4-2 win versus Houston gave the Rampage their seventh straight win (Mar. 26-Apr. 11) to set a franchise record winning streak.

April 12, 2009
San Antonio finishes the 2008-09 season at 36-28-2-4, the third best in franchise history. After a tough start the Rampage close the season on a 34-18-2-3 run, good for a 640 winning percentage. The Rampage recorded the second best overall penalty kill in the AHL (85.9%), as well as, the second best home penalty kill (88.3%) and road power play (21.2%).

2009-10 Season
October 2, 2009
Rampage open eighth season at home versus the Texas Stars with a 3-2 win.


Rampage vs. Texas Stars
October 13, 2009
Sean Sullivan named Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for his back-to-back overtime goals in Abbotsford (Oct. 9 and 10).
October 17, 2009
The Rampage scored six goals in the first period to set a franchise record and making them the first AHL to do so since December 26, 2005. Troy Bodie also set a franchise record for fastest goal scored from start of the game just 19 seconds in to the first period. Kyle Turris and Brett MacLean also set a franchise record for fastest two goals scored (10 seconds – 1st).
November 20, 2009
The Rampage set a new franchise record for most penalty minutes in a period recording 82 minutes in the third period. Francis Lessard also set an individual record with 42 minutes in the period.
Francis Lessard
November 23, 2009
Phoenix Coyotes fire Greg Ireland. He is replaced by assistant coach Ray Edwards. Mike Pelino is named assistant coach.
January 19, 2010
Sean Sullivan represented the Rampage as a member of PlanetUSA in the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic.
February 15, 2010
Goaltender Justin Pogge named Reebok/AHL Player of the Week for winning three consecutive games and stopping 97 of 100 shots faced.
February 26, 2010
Justin Pogge stopped all 24 Manitoba Moose shots for his 8th professional shutout.
March 3, 2010
Kyle Turris ties a franchise-high six-game goal streak (Feb. 21-Mar. 3, 6 goals).
March 9, 2010
David Spina recorded the Rampage’s lone hat trick of the season versus Peoria.
March 27, 2010
For the first time in franchise history the Rampage were not called for any penalties in a game versus the Lake Erie Monsters.
April 2, 2010
Josh Tordjman named winner of the Yanick Dupré Memorial Award as the 2009-10 American Specialty/AHL Man of the Year for his efforts in the community.
Josh Tordjman
April 3, 2010
Josh Tordjman posted a 3-0 shutout over the Chicago Wolves, marking his 9th professional shutout.
April 11, 2010
The Rampage posted a franchise-high 55 shots on goal versus Houston Aeros goaltender Anton Khudobin and set a franchise-high with 27 shots in the second period. Rampage set single season attendance record with 209,414 in attendance in 2009-10.
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