Monday, November 29, 2010

Rampage Review Week Nine

With a weekend sweep of the Hazelton Wolverines, the Prince Rupert Rampage made the leap to a first place tie with the slumping Terrace River Kings in the Western division of the CIHL.

The Rampage had a bounty of goals to be counted on Saturday and Sunday, as Rupert scorers accounted for 17 goals to pace the Rampage to the weekend sweep.

Saturday nights match found the Rampage on the successful end of an 9-3 decision, while the Sunday afternoon game featured an 8-1 victory for the home side.

565 fans took in the Saturday night game, cheering on  a hat trick from Colt Stava, while Kendal Stace-Smith scored twice, Rob Miller, Tom Jackson, Steven Lawrence and Aaron Armstrong picked up singles on the evening.

Keith Movold collected the victory with 13 saves on 16 shots on the night in a mostly tame affair, with but three penalties called in the full sixty minutes of action, all of them in the first period.

The second half of the double header went on Sunday afternoon in front of 332 fans, Colt Stava kept the pace from the first game with two goals on Sunday on the way to the 8-1 Rampage victory, Kendal Stace Smith and Rob Miller also had two goals on the afternoon, while singles went to Chris Woodrow and Brett Stava.

Daniel Lorette was in the nets for the Rampage on Sunday, facing 27 shots with only marker making turning on the red light for the Wolverines.

Sunday's game was a more physical match than Saturday's, with the Rampage picking up the bulk of 33 minutes of penalties assessed in the game. The Rampage had 10 penalties for 21 minutes, while the Wolverines spent 12 minutes in the penalty box on six infractions.

The twin victories for the Rampage pushed them to the top of the Western division standings, as the slumping Terrace River Kings continued to have their struggles through November, losing to Kitimat on Saturday night by a score of 8-3.

The Rampage wins combined with the Terrace loss leaves both teams with the same amount of points at 10 atop the division, the Rampage have played one more game thus far in the season but have a better goals for record based on their success this weekend.

This weekend's action sets the scene for Saturday night, when the Rampage travel to Terrace for a game which could push them free of the River Kings at the top of CIHL west standings.

Besides the Terrace Kitimat game this weekend there were two other CIHL games on the schedule for week nine. Those results can be found below

Burns Lake 6 Houston 5
Smithers at Omenica (no score provided yet to CIHL website)

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 the action from the weekend can be found below.

Nov 28-- Prince Rupert Rampage win two at home against Hazelton Wolverines
Nov 29-- Rampage Tied With River Kings for First in CIHL West; Kitimat Right Behind

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