Gameday Preview: Texas Stars at San Antonio Rampage

Texas Stars
17-10-3-1, 38 pts
#4 Central Division
atSan Antonio Rampage
14-17-1-0, 29 pts
#7 Central Division
December 30th at 5:00 PM
AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

UPDATE: Colton Point was reassigned to Idaho this morning.

After a rocky start to the season, the San Antonio Rampage are finding more consistency as they close 2018. Unfortunately, their early record, winning just two games in the month of October, puts them in a significant hole. In a bit of positive news for the club, they haven't lost to a team not named the Texas Stars since December 5th. The past ten day's two losses two Texas are a few of the only blemishes on their recent resume.

The Stars are coming in very hot. With points in four straight and only two regulation losses in the month of December, Texas is moving up the standings rapidly. After accounting for games in hand, the Stars are well in playoff contention, sitting third in the Central behind Chicago and Iowa.

(Credit: Texas Stars)
Texas has a prime opportunity to continue their climb with games against the worst two teams in the division this week. San Antonio is today, and last place Manitoba comes to town this coming weekend.

Jordan Kyrou comes in on a 10 game point streak for the Rampage. Ville Husso missed the last game, and San Antonio appears to be rolling with Evan Fitzpatrick and Ben Halford in net, both ECHL callups. Here are the lines they used in their most recent game against Ontario:



Evan Fitzpatrick

Stars injury/call up report:
Scarlett (season-ending ACL injury)
Hintz, Fedun, Gurianov (call up)