Friday, October 20, 2017

Rampage head to the Aluminum City Saturday, looking for first win of the season

The Prince Rupert Rampage will be looking to build on some exciting hockey from last week in the Cariboo, as they head down the highway on Saturday looking to take two points from their hosts for the night the Kitimat Ice Demons.

The Rhinos who battled hard with the Williams Lake Stampeders last Saturday before giving up an OT marker for the loss, struggled a a bit more on Sunday as the Quesnel Kangaroos filled up the night in the Sunday finale for the road trip.

However, as is the case for many CIHL games, the 120 plus minutes of last weekend provided for some lessons for the team, which discovered those areas of their game that require a bit more attention.

The Ice Demons also were on a tour of the Cariboo last weekend, with similar results in the win loss column and significantly higher numbers in the Goals Against table.

Both teams head towards puck drop with two points in the standings, with Prince Rupert gaining one point each from their two overtime losses of the year so far.

As the Rampage prepare for tomorrow night's match up, they will be looking to continued offence from Kory Movold, Jared Meers and Craig Munro who lead the team in scoring after three games.

Getting pucks to the Kitimat net will be key for the Rupert attack, putting the Kitimat defensive units and goaltending to the test, the Ice Demons have surrendered a league leading 22 goals heading into their fifth game of the year Saturday.

Defensively the Rampage are on par with the rest of the league, with 13 goals against to this point of the year, those numbers just a shade higher than found in the rest of the league.

Fans that may not have plans to make the drive to Kitimat for the game, will be aiming for arrival in time for the 8PM puck drop at the Tamitik Arena.

The other game on the schedule for Saturday finds the Williams Lake Mustangs in Terrace for a match up with the River Kings, that game may be on CityWest community television this weekend, the game is on their TV schedule, an online feed to view that game may be available in Prince Rupert at 7PM.

Williams Lake will travel to Kitimat for a Sunday afternoon game at 1 PM.

You can follow the Rampage through our Schedule/Results page here.

Further notes on the Rhinos and the rest of the CIHL can be reviewed on our CIHL news archive.

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