It's the longest road trip of the year for the Prince Rupert Rampage, the long drive into the Cariboo and a place that at times can be the equivalent of a Death Valley of sorts for visiting teams.
That as the kilometres, 951 and more of them on the return, pass by for the travellers as they arrive into the coldest of temperatures to face down a pair of traditionally tough competitors in Quesnel and Williams Lake.
they may be road weary upon arrival; but hockey rested as they prepare for weekend play.
The Rupert squad takes to the first of the two challenges on Saturday night at 7:30 PM against the Stampeders in Williams Lake.
Game Two of the January road trip is Sunday afternoon in Quesnel withe puck drop against the Kangaroos set for 1 PM.
|The weekend trek is long one for the Prince Rupert Rampage, with|
the team heading into the Cariboo for a pair of games
The Rampage head into play this weekend trailing the league leadingTerrace River Kings by just one point in the standings.
And with the River Kings also on a Cariboo tour this weekend, the landscape for the CIHL race towards seasons' end could be quite different come Monday morning.
The River Kings and Rampage may be just missing each other this weekend, but upon their return from the Cariboo, the two teams will meet up on January 31st when Prince Rupert hosts Terrace in what could be a pivotal match up for the final days of the 2019 regular season.
You can keep up with the Road Rambling Rhinos from the team's Facebook page here.
For more notes on the Rampage and the CIHL see our archive page here.