If all goes according to plan in these times of COVID, not to mention challenging travel conditions, the members of the Prince Rupert Rampage will be on their way this weekend to Terrace for a Saturday show down with the undefeated River Kings.
Puck drop at the Terrace Ice Rink set for 7 PM tomorrow evening.
The Rampage head into the contest on a winning note, having made for an impressive comeback last weekend in Fort St. James as they topped the Nechako North Stars, the second part of what was supposed to be a two gam road trip was postponed at the request of the Hazelton Wolverines.
The test tomorrow will be a strong one for the Rampage, Terrace has put tother a hard working squad which has bested the competition in nine consecutive games, leading the Second place Rampage by 7 points in the standings.
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The Riving Kings are an offensive juggernaut with 60 goals on the year so far, while also strong from the blue line in, having only surrendered 21 goals in the first nine games of the season.
Providing for the league leading offensive output are Colin Bell with 5 goals and 13 assists, along with Ryan Roseboom who has 6 cals and 11 assists. Rounding out the top three scorers on the River King roster is Connor, Onstein with 4 goals and 8 assists.
The Rupertites will be looking to Hunter Johnson and Judd Repole to continue to hold the hot hands on the ice, combined they have accounted for 26 Rampage goals.
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The challenges of road travel will continue next weekend for the Rhinos, who once again will hit the highway for a match up with the Kitimat Ice Demons on the 22nd.
The Prince Rupert lads finally get a home date again later this month when the Cariboo teams come our way with Williams Lake in town on January 29th and Quesnel arriving on the 30th.
The Prince Rupert/Terrace game is now the only one on the schedule for this weekend, with the Vanderhoof/Quensel contest off for Saturday owing to COVID, it has been rescheduled for January 23rd.
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