Monday, January 20, 2020

Rampage sweep the Cariboo; make jump into first place in CIHL standings

The weather and roads may have been challenging, but when it came
to business, the Rupert Rampage found much success from their
travels into the Cariboo this weekend

It was the best outcome possible for the Prince Rupert Rampage as they hit the road for two in the Cariboo and return to the North Coast with four points and new status as top dog in the CIHL standings.

The Rhinos opened their tour of the Highway 97 corridor with a trip into Williams Lake Saturday night, where they claimed a hard earned 2-1 victory, in a game which went down to the final whistle before victory was secured.

Josh Cook and Kory Movold making for the goal scorers in the tightly played contest.

Sunday the Rupert travellers were in Quesnel for an afternoon match up with the Kangaroos another closely contested game which came out in the Rampage favour, with the team boarding the bus with a 4-3 victory 

Their success coming through markers from four different players.

Austin Weir, assisted by Jean Luc Fournier.

Tyler Ostrom assisted by Jordan Weir

Kory Movold with a helper from Tyler Ostrom 

Josh Cook also gained some support from Ostrom who claimed  three points  on the score sheet for his afternoon's work.

While the Rampage were counting up their points, their Northwest Rivals were in tough in their Cariboo contests, Saturday night the River Kings dropped an 8-3 decision to the Kangaroos in Quesnel.

They regained some of their game for the Sunday matchup, filling the net in a burst of offensive play as they knocked off the Williams Lake Stampeders 9-3.

That Cariboo split for the River Kings, propelled their Rampage rivals into first place and sets the scene for some exciting hockey to come towards the end of the month.

The Ramapge now have the next week off, returning to the ice on Friday, January 31st when they will be host to the River Kings. 

The showdown at the Jim could very make for the biggest of the year yet and provide the final word on placement in the standings prior to the start of the 2019-20 playoffs in February.

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