Monday, November 22, 2010

Rampage review week Eight

A second period goal by Trevor Clouthier, breaking a 1-1 tie from the first, provided  the margin of victory for the Prince Rupert Rampage as the home side collected their third win of the season  on Saturday night.

Another large crowd of 800 took in the action at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, a fast paced and hard played game which saw the Rampage come back from a 1-0 deficit late in the first period.

The Rampage fell behind to the Kitimat Ice Demons at the 17:34 mark of the first, only to rush back down into the Kitimat end of the rink and make things equal again thirty seconds later on a shot from Tom Jackson.

The game provided for equal action across the board, with 30 shots for each team evenly split at 10 per period, with only Clouthier's goal in the second period breaking the shot/save percentage in favour of the Rampage.

Even the penalties were almost evenly divided up, a rather tame affair for the most part by CIHL standards, nine penalties were called on the night, the Rampage collecting five minors while the visitors were assessed four during the course of the game.

Warren Hanson picked up the win for the home side, turning aside 29 of the 30 shots directed at the Prince Rupert net.

With the 2-1 victory on Saturday night, the Rampage improve their record to 3-4 on the season, for a total of six points, placing the Rampage in second place at the moment in the West Division of the CIHL.

The Rampage win, combined with a Terrace loss to Smithers on the weekend, pulls the Rampage to within four points of the division leading River Kings.

Prince Rupert next sees action on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, when they host the struggling  Hazelton Wolverines for a two game series at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.

There were two other games on Saturday and one on Sunday as week eight of the CIHL regular season came to a conclusion this weekend, results can be found below.

Saturday-- Smithers 3 Terrace 0
Saturday-- Houston 8 Omineca 5
Sunday-- Houston 7 Omineca 2

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 21-- Prince Rupert Rampage defeat Demons on Saturday night

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