Friday, October 14, 2016

Rampage look to keep October momentum rolling on Saturday night

Update: Despite a late game push by the Rampage, Terrace River Kings claim a 6-3 victory at the Jim, first loss for the Rampage this season.

The Prince Rupert Rampage will be looking to add another notch in the win column on Saturday as they face off against their Northwest rivals from Terrace at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.

The Rhinos who are off to a fast start to the 2016-17 CIHL season are undefeated after two games of the young season and will be looking for win number three Saturday as they meet up with the Terrace River Kings in the second of the home and home series of the last seven days.

The Rampage came out of last weekend with two points thanks to a 4-2 victory in a hard hitting and physical game, which also saw a couple of participants tossed out with misconducts before it was all over.

And for the Terrace squad the memories of last Saturday nights dance at the Terrace Ice Arena still seem at the top of the memory list, with the Terrace media taking the pulse of the River Kings heading into this weekends match up at the Jim.

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Beyond the physical play of last weekend, the River Kings will be looking to make better use of their man advantage circumstances, which saw the team go scoreless during ten minutes of power play opportunities.

Keeping out of the penalty box might be one area where the Rampage will look to address, reducing those power play opportunities for the opposition.

But don't expect the Rhinos to scale back their physical play, home games always seem to bring out the big hits and the home side squad rarely backs down from any challenges in their own barn.

When it comes to offence the Rampage have had a pretty balanced set up on the score sheet so far into the year, with multiple Rhinos contributing to the teams seven goals  to this point.

Kale Burns, Jacob Santurbano and Cole Atchison are pacing the team in points at the moment with two points each when it comes to the Goals and Assists recorded on the two scoresheets of the month, the remainder of the list finds a number of different member of the team filling out the fifteen points of the Rampage season.

Saturday nights have proven to be popular nights on the Prince Rupert calendar when it comes to taking in a Rampage game, close to 650 passed through the entrance to the Civic Centre for opening night two weeks ago, another good crowd is expected for tomorrow night.

The puck drops at 7 PM at the Jim.

More background on the Rampage and notes on the CIHL can be found on our archive page, while results for the Prince Rupert side and summaries from past games can be reviewed from our Rampage Results Page.

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