Saturday, December 28, 2013

Rampage take to the road in return to CIHL action

The Christmas Dinners and Boxing Day gatherings complete, the Prince Rupert Rampage will be back to a focus on hockey this weekend. Hitting the road today, looking to see if Santa left a little something for them at the Kitimat Arena for a post Christmas Day surprise.

The Rampage take on their division rivals the Kitimat Ice Demons tonight, making a return to the ice after what was a fourteen day break for the Prince Rupert squad which last saw action on December 10th. That final game before the break a tough one for the Rampage,  who were walloped by the Terrace River Kings by a score of 10-1.

The loss which brought to an end a fairly impressive four game winning streak by the Rampage also dropped the team back into last spot in the CIHL West. With a record of 5 and 8 the Rampage hold ten points, two below the Houston Luckies and five behind the Ice Demons.

With time running down on the CIHL schedule for 2013-14, every point is an important one and with playoffs not too far down the line, each game takes on added significance for post season aspirations.

Whether the two week break is a blessing or a curse, will play out this evening at the end of Highway 37 South.

Puck drop for the Rampage and Ice Demons is 8 PM.

Tonight's game, one of three on the CIHL schedule, marks the last game of 2013 for the Rampage as the turn of the calendar heralds the home stretch of the CIHL season.

After tonight's trek to Kitimat, Prince Rupert next sees action at home at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Friday, January 3rd when Terrace comes to town, the first of a back to back weekend for the two teams.

Following that the Rampage put a wrap on the 2013-14 regular season with two games with Smithers, with the Steelheads in town on the 11th and 12th.

All of it a five game stretch that will tell Rampage fans much about what the post season may, or may not look like by the time mid January rolls around.

For a full review of the Rampage results thus far we have two destinations available, our Results page here and our Rampage/CIHL archive here.

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