The River Kings have gotten off to a fast start this year, with victories in their first two games of the year, but the Rampage brought them back down to ice level with a third period surge that broke open a 0-0 game and brought the home crowd to its feet time and time again.
Scoring goals for the red, white and black on the night were, Stephen Lawrence who picked up the first goal of the game at 4.21 of the third, followed by Chris Woodrow with the first of his two goals on the night eleven seconds later.
Chris Brown countered with the only River Kings marker on the night at 5.21 and Woodrow scored the final goal of the night with his second goal of the game at 7:42.
Keith Movold stopped 29 of 30 shots on net on the night including a number during eight unsuccessful Terrace power plays. The Rampage however also had little success with the man advantage, going 0 for 6 while Terrace had men in the box.
Announced attendance for the home opener was 800.
The game however has been marked as a Home Forfeit on the official score sheet from Saturday night. No details on the reason for that were listed with the results, but the forfeit situation may stem from last weeks disciplinary action from the league over improperly carded players.
There were three other games on a busy Saturday night in the CIHL featured the Williams Lake Stampeders edging the Houston Luckies 4-3, while the Kitimat Ice Demons were hammered 9-1 by the Smithers Steelheads. The Burns Lake Braves played a home date to the Hazelton Wolverines taking the first game of the weekend double header by a score of 8-2.
Sunday saw the Houston Luckies get revenge on Williams Lake for Saturday's loss as the Luckies topped the Stampeders 7-4 in a game that featured a fight filled first period.
Kitimat dropped a 4-2 decision to Smithers Sunday in the second of their weekend double header, and Houston defeated Williams Lake 7-4 while no score has been updated yet for the Hazleton and Burns Lake game of Sunday.
The Rampage next return to the ice on Saturday, October 23rd, when they make the trip down Highway 16 to Terrace and a return match with the River Kings, game time is 8 pm Saturday at theTerrace arena.
You can find a full review of the Rampage season so far from our permanent link on the blog, which you can check out here.
Further reports on this weekends action will be updated below as we discover them.
Northern View-- Rampage and Kings set to face off
Northern View-- Uncarded players change Prince Rupert Rampage win into a loss