The arena inside the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Saturday night was a sea of black. Last week the Rupert Rampage asked fans to dress all in black to support the team in their first playoff game of the season against the River Kings and fans answered the call.
The energy was high amongst children and adults alike despite the 5-2 loss to Terrace. Although Prince Rupert doesn’t have the NHL or the WHL, the packed crowd on Saturday made it seem like the CIHL was just as high-level, if not more.
Despite the change in rules this year, the Rampage would have made the playoffs anyway, according to last year’s rules. The team has stepped it up this season and their fan base shows it.
Hopefully, the support continues as the team takes the battle onward to Terrace’s home ice.