Friday, October 27, 2017

Rampage power play works fine, Kitimat's power supply ... not so much

Those that like to chronicle the unusual for hockey in the Northwest can add a new story to their archives, the night the lights went out at Tamitik.

Saturday night the Prince Rupert Rampage were holding a 2-1 lead midway through the third period, with the game heading towards its home-stretch, when the Aluminum City suffered a power outage.  

That resulted in a delay for the two teams and as the evening moved forward and with no indication that the power was coming back anytime soon, the CIHL contest was suspended.

That left  it all to the CIHL executive to determine as to what to do next. After a review of the weekend events on Monday, league officials determined that the best approach was to award the win to the Rhinos, making the shortened Saturday night Prince Rupert's first win of the 2017-18 campaign.

From those shortened shifts on the night, the Statistical review looks as follows:

Cody Cringen picked up the first goal of the night for Prince Rupert an unassisted marker at the 14:51 point of the first period.

The Rampage Power play delivered the goal, that as events unfolded would become the winner, with Jared Meers putting the finishing touch on a passing combination from Marcus Atchison and Allan Kelm that with but seven seconds to go in the middle period.

Rampage goaltender Dave Wood earned the win for the stats book, turning aside all but one of the 25 shots directed his way in the two and half periods of play that took place.

The full review of the match up, or the forty nine of the scheduled sixty minutes can be found here.

It's a welcome return to the friendly and boisterous atmosphere of the Jim this weekend as the Rampage prepare to take to the ice tomorrow night, which marks their first home game since the opening night of the season at the start of the month.

The guests for the Saturday showdown are the Terrace River Kings, currently chasing down the Quesnel Kangaroos for first place honours, boasting  a record of 3 and 1.

Terrace arrives in town with an impressive Goals For advantage, having scored 16 goals in four games compared to the Rampage who have 8 on the season so far, both teams are equal when it comes to defensive play, with 14 goals against heading into Saturday night.

The River King offence features three scorers currently in the top ten for league scoring, with Luke Walker, Austin Turner and Ben Reinbolt all finding success when it comes to finishing off plays and adding to the points totals.

That group have provided the spark to the River King offence that has them keeping pace with Quesnel for first place in the league heading towards November.

As for the Rampage, they will continue to be look to Jared Meers, Cody Cringen and Kory Movold to  push ahead with their offensive numbers, that trio currently lead all Rampage scorers with 3 points each after four games.

Puck drop Saturday at the Jim is at 7PM

You can follow the Rampage through their Social Media portals of Facebook and an increasingly more active twitter feed.

Keep track of the season through our Rampage Schedule/Results page here, where the latest stats on the season can be found.

More notes on the 2017-18 season, as well as those previous can be found on our CIHL News archive page

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