The summer of 2005 represented a significant year for some of us in San Antonio. Not only did Spurs Sports & Entertainment purchase sole ownership of the AHL Rampage Hockey Team, but Stephen H. Simpton, DDS began his path to ownership of The Smile Center in San Antonio!…A scant year later, the Rampage unveiled their sleek new official uniforms reflecting the SS&E signature black, white and silver, while Dr. Simpton assumed full ownership and operation — aided by his wife and savvy businesswoman, Abby — of their venture.
The ties between hockey and dentistry are quite obvious, but our local ties go much deeper. While the Rampage spent the ensuing years building a strong franchise and community support, The Smile Center followed a parallel path. And, in 2009 we joined forces as The Smile Center became a corporate sponsor of our first-class, local hockey team.
The history continued, as the Rampage celebrate their Tenth Anniversary Season for 2011-2012 and watched their fan base continue to grow. And, for the first time in franchise history, the Rampage Hockey team makes a strong run for the AHL Calder Cup, reaching their first Western Conference Semi-Finals…with The Smile Center standing proudly as the Official Dentist of The San Antonio Rampage Hockey Team!
For both the Rampage and The Smile Center, 2012 will go down as an historic year for these great teams — each playing at the top of their game and each continuing to leave their indelible mark in creating and sharing smiles throughout San Antonio!