Prince Rupert Rampage win big against Hazelton Wolverines

Justin Brand of the Rupert Rampage shoots on net against the Hazelton Wolverines in Prince Rupert B.C., on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)Justin Brand of the Rupert Rampage shoots on net against the Hazelton Wolverines in Prince Rupert B.C., on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Jacobo Santurbano of the Rupert Rampage celebrates scoring against the Hazelton Wolverines during the second game of the CIHL season, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)Jacobo Santurbano of the Rupert Rampage celebrates scoring against the Hazelton Wolverines during the second game of the CIHL season, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
The Rupert Rampage celebrate after a power play goal from Jacobo Santurbano late in the second period to make it 2-2, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)The Rupert Rampage celebrate after a power play goal from Jacobo Santurbano late in the second period to make it 2-2, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Judd Repole of the Rupert Rampage shoots on net against the Hazelton Wolverines in Prince Rupert B.C., on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)Judd Repole of the Rupert Rampage shoots on net against the Hazelton Wolverines in Prince Rupert B.C., on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Cody Stephens of the Hazelton Wolverines flexes his muscles in between periods while playing against the Rupert Rampage, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)Cody Stephens of the Hazelton Wolverines flexes his muscles in between periods while playing against the Rupert Rampage, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Rupert Rampage players, Brody Hemrich, takes a fall after colliding with Hazelton Wolverine player, Rob Raju, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)Rupert Rampage players, Brody Hemrich, takes a fall after colliding with Hazelton Wolverine player, Rob Raju, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Austin Wier, of the Rupert Rampage, slides the puck into the net behind Hazelton Wolverine goaltender, Keano Wilson, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)Austin Wier, of the Rupert Rampage, slides the puck into the net behind Hazelton Wolverine goaltender, Keano Wilson, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Wolverine player, Lane Winneau, and Kory Movold of the Rampage collide during the second game of the CIHL season, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)Wolverine player, Lane Winneau, and Kory Movold of the Rampage collide during the second game of the CIHL season, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Wolverine player, Gary Gladue, and Brody Hemrich of the Rampage fight for the puck during the second game of the CIHL season, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)Wolverine player, Gary Gladue, and Brody Hemrich of the Rampage fight for the puck during the second game of the CIHL season, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Rampage coach, Roger Atchison, smiles behind the bench as his team ties the game 2-2 against the Hazelton Wolverines, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)Rampage coach, Roger Atchison, smiles behind the bench as his team ties the game 2-2 against the Hazelton Wolverines, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Rampage coach, Roger Atchison, smiles behind the bench as his team ties the game 2-2 against the Hazelton Wolverines, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)Rampage coach, Roger Atchison, smiles behind the bench as his team ties the game 2-2 against the Hazelton Wolverines, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Sean Maktaak, of the Wolverines, challenges Rampage player, Justin Brand, for the puck during the second game of the CIHL season, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)Sean Maktaak, of the Wolverines, challenges Rampage player, Justin Brand, for the puck during the second game of the CIHL season, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)
Koltin Chasse of the Rupert Rampage holds off a challenge from Wolverine player, Amedee Marshall, during the second game of the CIHL season, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)Koltin Chasse of the Rupert Rampage holds off a challenge from Wolverine player, Amedee Marshall, during the second game of the CIHL season, on Oct. 23. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

The Rupert Rampage bounced back with a big win 5-2 over the Hazelton Wolverines at home, on Oct. 23.

In the first period, both teams hit the ice hard and fast.

The Rampage, looking for a win after their season-opener 7-4 lose to the Kitimat Ice Demons the week before, came out firing and quickly scored to put the hosts 1-0 within minutes. However, the team didn’t have much time to celebrate as the Wolverines hit back in less than 60 seconds to equalize.

Tensions were high between both of the teams’ players with some players having to be held back from coming to blows.

The intensity of the first period didn’t let up going into the second as both teams were locked at one-a-piece.

The visitors pressured the rampage throughout much of the second, taking the lead with a goal from Liam Dodd seven minutes into the period.

As the second came to a close, a late penalty against the Wolverines gave the home team a much needed power play, which they took full advantage of with Jacobo Santurnabo putting the puck in the back of the net.

In the third, penalties continued to plague the Wolverines as tensions boiled over with the team racking up three penalties for slashing or roughness throughout the period.

The Rampage inched out in front with a second goal from Santurnabo in the eight minute. Finding themselves a man up on multiple power plays, the Rampage patiently and effectively capitalized on their advantage — scoring twice more on the power play.

“Last week was team loss, this week was a complete team win,” Roger Atchison, Rampage coach, said.

“This time we had we had a couple power plays and we were just a little more patient. In general, they weren’t panicking with the puck and they were making plays,” Atchison said.

Atchison also praised Kaltin Chase who”had one hell of a game,” even though he didn’t get the puck in net. Chase made assists on every goal, save the final one.

The Rampage now stand with one win and one lose, this season, and will play the Nechako North Stars next at home, on Oct. 30.


Norman Galimski | Journalist
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