RAMPAGE OVER HEAT 6-5 IN OT
ABBOTSFORD BC – The Abbotsford Heat opened their inaugural season and treated their 5100+ fans to a fast paced, roller coaster ride on Friday night. Unfortunately for the home side, the San Antonio Rampage buckled down and found a way to erase a two goal deficit late in the third period to hand the HEAT a 6-5 OT loss.
Burnaby’s Kris Chucko completed the triple, with a shorthanded goal, a power play goal and an even strength goal to notch a hat trick in the HEAT’s first ever game. Ryley Grantham will have the distinction of being the first HEAT player to light the lamp, deflecting a John Negrin point shot past Rampage goaltender Al Montoya at 8:37 of period one to open the scoring. Colin Stuart also scored a shorthanded marker, while Matt Keetley took the loss, despite being spectacular in goal while facing 43 shots on the evening.
Sean Sullivan was the spoiler for the Rampage on Friday, converting a perfect feed from Viktor Tikhonov to provide San Antonio, with their first, and only lead of the game.
Next up for the HEAT, the rematch. PRO HOCKEY IS HERE! Catch all the action at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. Rampage @ Heat, 6 pm faceoff. Buy your tickets now by calling 1-877-452-HEAT.