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Tom Rowe to Return as Rampage Head Coach

Former Rampage Coach Scott Allen Named Assistant

Monday, 08.18.2014 / 9:28 AM ET / News
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Tom Rowe to Return as Rampage Head Coach
Tom Rowe will return as head coach of the San Antonio Rampage for the 2014-2015 season and former Rampage coach Scott Allen has been named the club\u2019s assistant coach.

Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that Tom Rowe will return as head coach of the San Antonio Rampage for the 2014-2015 season. Additionally, former Rampage coach Scott Allen has been named the club’s assistant coach.

“We are pleased to have Tom and Scott behind the bench leading our prospects in San Antonio next season,” said Tallon. “Both Tom and Scott have worked together before and we are confident that they will create a winning and positive culture for our prospects to grow and develop.”

Rowe was named San Antonio’s head coach on Nov. 8, after Peter Horachek was named head coach in Florida. The Silver and Black went 26-31-3-5 under Rowe during the 2013-2014 season and posted the best Rodeo Road Trip record in franchise history, going 7-2-0-1 with a .750 winning percentage.

Prior to joining the Rampage, Rowe, 58, served as head coach of Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the Kontinental Hockey League where he led the club to a 34-18-0 mark. He served as an assistant coach with the Carolina Hurricanes from 2008-2011 and helped the team advance to the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals.

Rowe began his coaching career in the American Hockey League, serving as an assistant coach for three seasons (2001-2004) with the Lowell Lock Monsters, before being promoted to head coach (2004-2006). He guided Lowell (now the Albany Devils) to a 76-64-20 record during his tenure as head coach, including advancing to the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs, during his first year as head coach. When the New Jersey Devils changed their affiliation, Rowe took the reins of the Albany River Rats (now the Charlotte Checkers) and posted an 80-66-2-14 record, leading the team to the playoffs in both years of his tenure.

Scott Allen, 48, returns to the San Antonio bench, where he spent time as both an assistant and head coach from 2002-2004.

“We are very fortunate to have been able to hire Scott Allen,” said Rowe. “Scott is an NHL-caliber coach and possesses excellent teaching skills. His integrity and character is second to none, and he is a tremendous addition to our San Antonio staff.”

Allen began his coaching career as an assistant for the ECHL’s Johnstown Chiefs in 1996 before being promoted to head coach midway through the 1997-1998 season. He owned a 144-150-28 record with the Chiefs from 1997-2002. A New Bedford, Mass. native, Allen split time as an assistant and head coach for the Rampage from 2002-2004, posting a 28-45-8-2 record and helping the Silver and Black to the Calder Cup playoffs during its inaugural season.

Allen served as an assistant on Rowe’s staff in Lowell during the 2004-05 season, and has been an assistant for the AHL’s Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (2005-07) (now the Adirondack Flames), the Quad City Flames (2007-2009) and most recently the Peoria Rivermen (2012-2013) and the Chicago Wolves (2013-2014). He also served as assistant coach for the New York Islanders from 2009-2012.

It was also announced today that Steve Ruhmel will join the Rampage staff as the club’s athletic trainer, while equipment manager Steve Passineau and strength coach Eddie Reyes will return to the staff.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 74 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 76 8 33 -4 41
B. Boyes 74 13 23 10 36
A. Ekblad 76 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 67 18 14 -6 32
A. Barkov 66 14 17 -3 31
B. Campbell 77 3 23 2 26
B. Pirri 44 21 2 6 23
D. Bolland 48 5 16 1 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 18 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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