FINAL
Fri. Oct 10
2 IOW
3 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Oct 11
2 OKC
3 SAN
FINAL
Fri. Oct 17
3 UTI
0 SAN
FINAL
Sat. Oct 18
5 SAN
4 OKC
FINAL
Fri. Oct 24
2 SAN
5 UTI
Sat. Oct 25
6:00 PM
SAN
HAM
Sun. Oct 26
2:00 PM
SAN
HAM
Wed. Oct 29
6:00 PM
SAN
ADK
Fri. Oct 31
7:30 PM
RFD
SAN
Sat. Nov 01
7:00 PM
RFD
SAN
Fri. Nov 07
7:30 PM
TOR
SAN
Sun. Nov 09
4:00 PM
OKC
SAN
Tue. Nov 11
10:35 AM
SAN
OKC
Fri. Nov 14
7:30 PM
CHA
SAN
Sat. Nov 15
7:00 PM
CHA
SAN
Tue. Nov 18
10:30 AM
OKC
SAN
Fri. Nov 21
7:30 PM
SAN
TEX
Sun. Nov 23
4:00 PM
TEX
SAN
Sat. Nov 29
7:00 PM
OKC
SAN
Sun. Nov 30
4:00 PM
IOW
SAN
Fri. Dec 05
7:30 PM
UTI
SAN
Sun. Dec 07
4:00 PM
CHI
SAN
Tue. Dec 09
7:00 PM
CHI
SAN
Thu. Dec 11
7:00 PM
SAN
IOW
Fri. Dec 12
7:00 PM
SAN
IOW
Fri. Dec 19
7:00 PM
SAN
CHA
Sun. Dec 21
1:00 PM
SAN
CHA
Fri. Dec 26
7:30 PM
TEX
SAN
Sat. Dec 27
7:00 PM
OKC
SAN
Sun. Dec 28
5:00 PM
SAN
TEX
Thu. Jan 01
3:00 PM
SAN
UTI
Fri. Jan 02
7:00 PM
SAN
TOR
Sat. Jan 03
3:00 PM
SAN
TOR
Tue. Jan 06
7:00 PM
SAN
ADK
Wed. Jan 07
7:05 PM
SAN
ROC
Sat. Jan 10
7:00 PM
IOW
SAN
Sun. Jan 11
4:00 PM
TOR
SAN
Sat. Jan 17
7:00 PM
ROC
SAN
Tue. Jan 20
7:00 PM
TEX
SAN
Thu. Jan 22
7:00 PM
SAN
LEM
Sat. Jan 24
7:00 PM
SAN
LEM
Thu. Jan 29
7:30 PM
SAN
TEX
Fri. Jan 30
7:30 PM
CHA
SAN
Tue. Feb 03
7:30 PM
SAN
TEX
Thu. Feb 05
7:00 PM
TEX
SAN
Sat. Feb 07
7:00 PM
OKC
SAN
Tue. Feb 10
7:30 PM
SAN
TEX
Fri. Feb 13
7:00 PM
SAN
GRA
Sat. Feb 14
7:00 PM
SAN
GRA
Sun. Feb 15
4:00 PM
SAN
RFD
Wed. Feb 18
10:30 AM
SAN
RFD
Sat. Feb 21
7:00 PM
SAN
CHI
Sun. Feb 22
3:00 PM
SAN
CHI
Fri. Feb 27
7:00 PM
SAN
OKC
Sat. Feb 28
7:00 PM
SAN
OKC
Wed. Mar 04
7:00 PM
SAN
CHA
Thu. Mar 05
7:00 PM
SAN
CHA
Wed. Mar 11
7:00 PM
MIL
SAN
Fri. Mar 13
7:30 PM
LEM
SAN
Sat. Mar 14
7:00 PM
LEM
SAN
Tue. Mar 17
7:00 PM
CHA
SAN
Fri. Mar 20
7:00 PM
SAN
OKC
Sat. Mar 21
7:00 PM
HAM
SAN
Sun. Mar 22
4:00 PM
HAM
SAN
Wed. Mar 25
7:00 PM
SAN
MIL
Fri. Mar 27
7:00 PM
SAN
IOW
Sat. Mar 28
12:30 PM
SAN
IOW
Sat. Apr 04
7:00 PM
ADK
SAN
Tue. Apr 07
7:00 PM
SAN
OKC
Fri. Apr 10
7:30 PM
GRA
SAN
Tue. Apr 14
7:00 PM
TEX
SAN
Fri. Apr 17
7:30 PM
TEX
SAN
Sat. Apr 18
7:00 PM
SAN
TEX

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By the time you get around to reading this, I will be pretending to hob-knob it with the big wigs in New York City, but please save your jealousy for someone else. It is actually supposed to be hotter Thursday in New York (97 degrees) than San Antonio (94 degrees). It’s just my luck that when I try going somewhere to get out of the heat, I bring the heat along with me. But I digress. And just as a disclaimer, I have no idea how to “hob-knob it” anyway.

Caught up with Rampage Head Coach Chuck Weber earlier this week as he was driving back to his old stomping grounds in Cincinnati. Chuck is heading off to Pittsburgh for the NHL draft this weekend and is expected to meet with the Panthers brass in preparation for free agency. He’s also getting married later this summer so congratulations are in order for his pending nuptials. Last week I wrote in this space that the Rampage have eight restricted free agents and six unrestricted free agents. Chuck thinks that the Panthers will look to qualify most, if not all of the restricted free agents depending on whether their plans include playing in North America or playing overseas. Two of the RFA’s, Roman Derlyuk and Michal Repik, have already confirmed signing in the KHL. Derlyuk has returned to his previous club Dynamo Moscow, while Repik signed Wednesday with HC Lev Praha. That leaves James Wright, Eric Selleck, Ondrej Roman, Justin Bernhardt, Keith Seabrook, and Brian Foster as the remaining RFA’s. Restricted free agents must receive qualifying offers by Monday or they become unrestricted free agents. In regards to free agency, Chuck told me that GM Mike Santos definitely has some “names in the hopper” as far as pieces he’d like to add to the current roster. We’ll wait to see what happens on July 1 and after.

Fan favorite and runner-up in the The Hockey News “Best Hockey Name” tournament Wacey Rabbit confirmed on his twitter page Wednesday that he has signed with Lorenskog in Norway for the 2012-13 season. Categorized now as a veteran (more than 260 games in the NHL/AHL), Rabbit was unlikely to return to the Rampage, but he’s the type of “glue guy” that everyone locker room needs if they want to succeed. Wacey was great with the fans and tremendous in the community, and will be sorely missed by this writer and others I’m sure. The Rampage aren’t the only AHL club to be hit by the annual European exodus. With the start of free agency still a week-and-a-half out, a number of top-line players have already committed to playing overseas. Some familiar names include Cody Almond (Houston), Juraj Mikus (Toronto), Alex Salak (Rockford), Ryan Thang (Milwaukee), former Rampage center Colin Long (Portland), Jacob Micflikier (Hershey), Trevor Gillies (Bridgeport), and Rhett Rakhshani (Bridgeport).

Finally some sad news to close this week out as the Rampage’s Central Hockey League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees, ceased operations Wednesday. Rio marks the third South Texas pro hockey team to shut their doors in the last three seasons following their neighbors Corpus Christi and Laredo. Once a mainstay in Texas, the Central Hockey League (a re-incarnation of the old Western Professional Hockey League) is down to just two teams left in the Lone Star State: the Texas (former Ft. Worth) Brahmas and the Allen Americans. My first job in this business was back in 2002 with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays, and when I was in the CHL, there were nine teams in Texas including Amarillo, Lubbock, Odessa, El Paso, San Angelo, Fort Worth, Austin, Corpus Christi, and Laredo. Amazing what can happen in just a decade.

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