Monday, October 1, 2012

Rampage set to begin new CIHL season

In this era of yet another labour dispute in professional hockey, those needing a hockey fix need look no further than the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre Arena and the launch of the Prince Rupert Rampage hockey season.

The local entry in the nine team CIHL, will begin the 2012-13 season with an extended road trip owing to the Civic Centre Ice woes of last month.  At the time of the schedule makers efforts, the Civic Centre was going to be dark until late October, that of course may be about to change with the temporary fix to the ice making machinery, however that much desired news did not come in time to revise the schedule in a more friendly fashion for the Rampage.

So it is to the bus they go for the first part of October, with the Rampage not opening up their season at home until November 10th.

The opening game on the schedule takes the Rampage to Kitimat on October 6th, home of the CIHL champion Demons and a place where the Rupert squad always finds a hard battle.

The rest of the month doesn't get any easier for the Rampage either.

Rupert is the most western point on the CIHL map, and the Rampage will make their longest trek of the  year in the early going, when they travel to the Central Interior and Lac La Heche for a game with the Tomahawks on October 13, followed by a stop in Williams Lake on the 14th to take on the Stampeders.

Trips to Terrace and Kitimat on the 26th and 17th wrap up the month long road trip.

A look at The full CIHL schedule is available here.

CIHL Standings 2012-13

Rampage Record: 4 wins, 12 losses, 2 OT loss.. 
Total Points 10, GF 51, GA 84, PIM 366
(As of January 21, 2013)

The full Rampage schedule can be found below, home games are in red.

Saturday, Oct 6 --  Rampage 1 at Kitimat Ice Demons 6 
Saturday, Oct 13 -- Rampage 5 at Lac La Hache Tomahawks 9 
Sunday, Oct 14 -- Rampage 1 at Williams Lake Stampeders 7 
Friday, Oct 26 -- Rampage 5 at Terrace River Kings 4 (Shoot Out)
Saturday, Oct 27-- Rampage 2 at Kitimat Ice Demons 3 (Shoot Out) 
Saturday, Nov 10-- Kitimat Ice Demons 5  at RAMPAGE 3 
Saturday, Nov 17-- Rampage 3 at Houston Luckies 4 
Sunday, Nov 18-- Rampage 1 at Smithers Steelheads 6
Saturday, Nov 24-- Williams Lake Stampeders 5 at RAMPAGE 1 
Sunday, Nov 25-- Quesnel Kangaroos 4 at RAMPAGE 3 
Saturday, Dec 1--  Kitimat Ice Demons 1 at RAMPAGE 6 
Saturday, Dec 8-- Terrace River Kings 5 at RAMPAGE 2 
Friday, Dec 14-- Rampage  at Kitimat Ice Demons 4 
Saturday, Dec 29-- Terrace River Kings 4 at RAMPAGE 1 
Friday, Jan 4-- Rampage 4 at Terrace River Kings 3 
Saturday, Jan 12-- Smithers Steelheads 2 at RAMPAGE 3 
Sunday, Jan 13-- Houston Luckies  6 at RAMPAGE 3
Saturday, Jan 19-- Omenica Ice 6 at RAMPAGE 5 (Shoot out)

Season ends for the Rampage, qualifying CIHL teams start the playoffs the weekend of January 25-27.

Information on the Rampage during the 2012-13 season can be found on the team's website.

We also will provide an archive of our Rampage items from the North Coast Review, as well as updates from regional media sources here.

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