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CIHL releases schedule for Prince Rupert Rampage

The ice is in place and the Prince Rupert Rampage senior men's hockey team is getting ready for the 2013/2014 Central Interior Hockey League (CIHL) season.

This year, the season will begin with  two games in the friendly confines of the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre arena. On Oct. 5, the Rampage will play host to the Quesnel Kangaroos followed by a visit from the Kitimat Ice Demons, a team the Rampage have developed a bit of a rivalry with over the years.

The first road trip of the season will take place on Oct. 19 when the team visits the Terrace River Kings, followed by back-to-back games against the Houston Luckies on Oct. 27.

The Rampage will host the Demons again on Nov. 2 making the longest road trip of the season for a Nov. 9 game against the Williams Lake Stampeders and a Nov. 10 game against the Kangaroos. On Nov. 16 the Rampage will take to the ice in Tamitik against the Ice Demons before enjoying three weeks at

home.

On Nov. 23 the Rampage will host the defending champion Smithers Steelheads for the first of three meeting between the team, followed by a Nov. 30 tilt with the Houston Luckies.

A light December schedule begins at home against the Kitimat Ice Demons on Dec. 7, followed by a trip to Terrace on Dec. 14 and a trip to Kitimat on Dec. 28.

The Rampage will begin 2014 facing off against the River Kings in a rare home-and-home series on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4.

The season will end with a double-header at home against the Steelheads.

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