Friday, October 29, 2021

With November Road Trips on the Horizon, Rampage look to keep on with winning ways Saturday night against Nechako North Stars

With Halloween weekend upon us, fans of the Prince Rupert Rampage will be hoping that the home town side has a nice treat in store for them Saturday when they host the newest entry in the CIHL, the Nechako North Stars.

The final game of an early three game homestead for the Rhinos brings the combined Vanderhoof/Fort St. James squad into the Jim on Saturday, with what could be a very physical affair on the horizon for the night before Halloween.

The North Stars make their first visit to the North Coast with a similar record to that of the Rampage, at 1 win, 1 loss, so far in the young season.

But it's in the Penalty Minutes where the omens of physicality swirl, the North Stars having made their mark on the league so far by amassing 60 minutes of penalty time in those two games leading the CIHL in that category.

For Prince Rupert the key to answering some of that play may be to count on a power play that had some success in their most recent outing last week when they picked up three power play markers in their convincing 5-2 win over Hazelton.

Though Prince Rupert more than likely won't shy away from anything that the North Stars may be looking to bring to the ice; the team more than capable of taking care of things should it be required.

The Rhinos will also be looking to Jacob Santurbano and Kolton Chasse, to keep to their scoring ways, with the two members of the Rampage currently  in the top ten CIHL scoring leaders listings after two weeks of play.

The home game offers the Rampage an opportunity to head into November on a winning note, with next month making for some significant highway mileage ahead.

November 6th it's a relatively short jaunt to Kitimat, followed the next weekend by the longest road trip for the year deep into the Cariboo with games in Williams Lake and Quesnel November 13 and 14.

The Rampage will not return to the friendly confines of the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre until a home game with Terrace on December 11th.

With COVID restrictions in place for Saturday night, all fans will be required to be fully vaccinated and attendance is again capped at the 525 mark, you can learn more about how to access your tickets here.

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A wider overview of Rampage and CIHL notes can be explored from our archive page.

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