Friday, December 13, 2013

Drive for Five takes Prince Rupert Rampage into Terrace Saturday night

Saturday night,  the Terrace River Kings will be the only thing standing between the Prince Rupert Rampage and a fifth straight win, another valuable two points that may be very useful as mid January and the end of the CIHL season arrive.

The Rampage take to the road Saturday for a showdown with their regional rival, a match up which brings two of the hottest teams of the CIHL west together, in a game that could have major playoff implications as the CIHL schedule heads into the home stretch.

Since their last loss on November 9th to the Quesnel Kangaroos, the Rampage have rattled off four consecutive wins, with an impressive offensive total of 22 Goals For, compared to having only surrendered 11 Goals against in that same period.

Terrace had been on a tear of their own through late November having won three in a row since November 16th, a streak that came to an end last weekend when the River Kings lost a 6-5 decision to Williams Lake.

Tonight provides the River Kings with the opportunity to get back on the winning track, though the challenge will be tough going up against the division leading Kitimat Ice Demons.

The Rampage will be CIHL fans tonight, anxious to hear the results of what they no doubt hope will be a physical and tiring workout this evening.  The Rampage may even be looking forward to a bit of overtime for Terrace and maybe even a shootout would be a bonus. Providing the River Kings with a full night's work, all with a turn around game but 24 hours away.

The resting Rampage, will be looking to take advantage of all of that tonight's game brings to the River Kings,  ready to capitalize on any bruises or weariness that two teams may deliver this evening.

Towards keeping their streak alive, the Rampage will be counting on the continued surge of offence that the teams roster has provided over the last month. Prince Rupert has seen some impressive numbers coming from Kory Movald, Brock Ward, Craig Munro and Jordan Weir.

All will have to keep their current pace of scoring in track, should the Rampage hope to claim victory on Saturday night in one of their most important games of the year so far.

Depending on how Terrace fares with Kitimat tonight and then again tomorrow against the Rampage, Prince Rupert could leap frog into third place by the time Sunday rolls around.

Game time for those that may be Terrace bound on Saturday is 8 PM.

You can review all of our  past Rampage summaries from this year from our Rampage results page, more items on the CIHL can be found on our archive page.

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