With only five games remaining in the season and time running out on their playoff chances, the Rampage locked up a 4-3 road win at Texas and a 3-0 shutout victory over Chicago, their first victory against the Wolves in 2009-10, to keep their postseason hopes alive.
But in the end the Silver and Black could not make up the early season deficit and were eliminated from playoff contention in the last week of the regular season. The Rampage closed the year out with consecutive home wins over Rockford and Houston to finish with a winning record and the third-highest point total in franchise history.
to listen to the "Calls of the Year" from April, 2010.
The Rampage ushered in the month of March by winning of four of their first six games to keep pace in the heat of the West Division playoff battle. David Spina capped off that stretch by recording his second career hat-trick in a Rampage uniform with the game-winning goal in a 6-5 win over Peoria on March 9.
A four-game winless streak in the final week of March took it's toll on the club's playoff aspirations, but the Silver and Black responded by closing out the month with a 4-3 victory over the Lake Erie Monsters.
to listen to the "Calls of the Year" from March, 2010.
The month-long Rodeo Road Trip rolled onward into February and things started well as the Rampage took points in five of their first six games that included a weekend sweep of Peoria and Milwaukee earning Justin Pogge AHL Player of the Week honors.
And after wrapping up the 27-day trip, the Rampage returned to the AT&T Center with a bang blanking Manitoba 4-0 for their first shutout of the season.
to listen to the "Calls of the Year" from February, 2010.
The Rampage began 2010 the same way they finised 2009 winning two of their first three games and extending their season-long unbeaten streak to six games. The Silver and Black also finished off a season-high six-game home unbeaten streak through January 9.
The end of January also marked the start of the annual Rodeo Road Trip, and the Rampage kicked off their month-long odyssey in style by winning two of their first three games.
to listen to the "Calls of the Year" from January, 2010.
The Rampage opened December with a bang, rallying from a three-goal deficit in Houston with six unanswered scores to defeat the Aeros 6-3 before more than 11,000 kids.
Overall, San Antonio had one of their best months of the year matching a season-high with seven victories, and capped off 2009 by winning three in a row at home and three in a row overall.
to listen to the "Calls of the Year" from December, 2009.
The Rampage navigated through rough waters during an eight-game November as their four-game winless streak from the end of October carried through Thanksgiving and translated into a season-high 11-game winless streak.
On November 21, Ray Edwards was promoted to head coach and initiated the turnaround by earning his first victory as an AHL bench boss with a convincing 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals to close out the month.
to listen to the "Calls of the Year" from November, 2009.
The 2009-10 season began with tremendous promise for the Rampage. An opening night 3-2 victory over the newly-minted Texas Stars before more than 7,000 fans at the AT&T Center set the table for a 6-1-1-0 start to the year that included a 3-0 road trip and a record-setting weekend against the Grand Rapids Griffins.
But by month's end, the Rampage offense hit the skids and finished October by getting shutout in three out of their final four games.
to listen to the "Calls of the Year" from October, 2009.