Friday, January 31, 2020

CIHL Showdown at the Jim set for tonight with First Place a potential prize

Hockey Nights in Prince Rupert!  Two key games this weekend will
bring the curtain down on the 2019-20 regular CIHL season 

The CIHL regular season has come down to is final weekend and the Senior Men's circuit will be making for a thrilling finale for fans with two pivotal games for the Prince Rupert Rampage set for tonight and Saturday.

The puck drops at 8 PM tonight for two of the league's fiercest rivals tonight, as the Rampage host the Terrace River Kings with both teams looking to improve their shot at claiming the top spot as the regular season comes to an end.

The River Kings hold the advantage heading into play, with a one point lead in the CIHL standings, which makes tonight's match up a must win for the Rhinos.

As they do for every home game, the Rampage have called up a prospect from the ranks of the PRMHA to help out in the pre-game warmups, tonight it's Jonah Koch set to hit the ice with Prince Rupert lads.

Jonah Koch hits the ice with Prince Rupert Rampage
tonight as part of the Pre game 

warm up at the Civic Centre

Should they find success in the McBride Street madhouse that they call home then the season comes down to the Saturday night schedule, with the Rampage needing some help from the Smithers Steelheads who take on the River Kings.

As that game plays out, the Rampage will have to take care of business on their own end, as they wrap up the regular season with a 7PM matchup against the Hazelton Wolverines, who have made for an impressive return to the CIHL after a number years away, the Hazelton squad currently in third place and looking to keep Quesnel at bay heading towards the final shifts this weekend.

Saturday's call up is Mykah Reece, who will also take to the ice for the pre game warmups on Saturday Night.

For Rampage fans, the next 24 hours or so will make for what should be a wild atmosphere at the Jim, a place where the home town crowd makes for a helpful advantage when the most important games are on the line.

As we noted earlier this week, this weekend's play will also offer one final chance for a quartet of Rampage players to try and mount a charge towards the scoring title, though the task is a challenging one to try to topple Tayden Fowler McNab who currently reigns the listings with 16 goals and 9 assists for 25 points.

Keep up with any last minute news from the Rampage room from their Facebook page here.

You can review some of our past notes on the CIHL from our archive page here.

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