Friday, December 15, 2023

Rampage head to Kitimat as CIHL season prepares for Holiday pause

The Prince Rupert Rampage will be looking to bounce back from their recent Overtime loss in Hazelton last weekend, with a Friday night run down the highway and a match up with Kitimat's Ice Demons.

Tonight's game makes for the start of a two night stand at Tamitik for the Kitimat side who have Terrace coming to town on Saturday.  

That should see some fresh legs for the Kitimat side on display tonight, so the Rhino's will want to get out to an early lead to put the Ice Demons on their back skate.

The home team has struggled at times this season on offence a record of 2 and 7 has seen only 37 goals for and 54 against so far

If the Rampage can shake off the two hour and bit bus ride early, they could have a strong night to build on their first place lead in the CIHL West. 

Should the Rampage surrender an early goal, they best take cover ... tonight is Teddy Bear Toss night for the Ice Demons, the instructions for the fans to fire away following the first Kitimat goal for the night.

If you're looking for a likely scorer, Ben Gillis is the name to watch to bring on the toss of the teddy bears.  He currently leads the Ice Demon in goal scoring with four, though with teddy bears awaiting, the Kitimat side may have many on the ice to try to push their offence early towards that goal.

And while Rampage fans, obviously want to see the Rhino's claim two points from the road trip, even the Greenest of Grinches on the North Coast, likely won't begrudge the Ice Demons ONE GOAL to send those bears to the ice tonight.  

But only one ...

Our results page provides a look at the work of the Rampage through the season to date.

The Rhino's return to the Jim next Saturday when Kitimat comes to town to help Price Rupert Fight Cancer and show off some of their ugliest Sweaters.

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More notes on the CIHL can be explored through our archive page here.

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