Saturday, February 25, 2017
Win or come home for Rampage as Game Two set for Terrace tonight
The Rampage find themselves playing from behind after last weeks Game One loss at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, a game where emotions got the better of the home side in a second period that saw a number of Rhinos assessed misconducts as things became heated.
With those banishment's the Ramapge scoring struggled for the rest of the night as the River Kings built on a 3-1 lead to claim the victory with a final score of 5-2, leaving the Rampage to regroup for tonights rematch, with an eye to extending the series to an afternoon showdown tomorrow.
Key for Prince Rupert tonight will be to avoid penalty trouble, which has been a bit of an Achilles heel for the team for much of the season, with opposing teams finding some success on power play opportunities, that will be something the Rampage will need to avoid should they have any thoughts of moving to the CIHL finals.
If one is looking for silver linings, some of their top scoring threats should be well rested from last week's penalty assessments, as the Rhino's look to avenge the loss and extend the series.
Game tonight in Terrace is 7PM, though road conditions between Prince Rupert and Terrace might mean that the Rampage fanbase may be a little less in numbers than usual for the game.
For those that aren't heading to the Terrace Ice Arena, CityWest will be broadcasting Game Two live on Cable Ten or Channel 310 in High Definition.
Should the Rampage win tonight, Game three takes place tomorrow afternoon at 2PM, with CityWest again planning to cover the Northwest Showdown.
You can check up on the path through the playoffs from our CIHL Playoff page.
A more extended look at the Rampage Season to this point can be found on Rampage Archive page.