Friday night the San Antonio Rampage hosted the Rockford IceHogs for their third annual Pink In The Rink game to help raise funds for breast health awareness. A record setting crowd of 16,205 were on hand to see the Rampage behind the 30 save performance of Jacob Markstrom shutout the IceHogs 1-0. The crowd was the largest for the franchise itself, and was also the largest crowd at an AHL game so far this season. The lone goal of the game was scored by Florida Panthers prospect John McFarland. It was his first goal of the season in 17 games.
The game also featured the season debut of defenceman Erik Gudbranson who saw his first action of the year since recovering from an off season shoulder injury. Gudbranson is expected to play two games before joining the Florida Panthers at some point during their four game road trip. The Panthers wanted the big defencemen to get a couple games under his belt before entering the lineup with the big club. His physical presence will be a welcomed site when he does finally join the Panthers.