The complete schedule has been published for the Prince Rupert Rampage’s 2015-16 CIHL season and this year, seven of the team’s eight home games will fall on a Saturday night.
It will also be a busy first month of action for the North Coast team, as the rhinos play four home games and two road games in the month of October alone, starting with a doubleheader versus East Division foes Williams Lake and Quesnel on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4, respectively.
Also, all six opposition teams will be making the trip to Rupert, a change from last season where every team came to the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre except the Lac La Hache Tomahawks. The Tomahawks play the Rampage on Sat. Nov. 7 for their first trip ever to Rupert.
Division rival and defending CIHL champions Terrace River Kings make two visits to Rupert – one of two teams that will call on the Jim more than once this season – with Kitimat being the other.
The River Kings will make their appearance on Sat. Oct. 24 and Sat. Jan. 9.
Rupert plays Terrace and Kitimat four times each overall and Smithers three times. Williams Lake and Quesnel face the Rampage twice each and Lac La Hache once.
All Saturday night home games now carry a 7 p.m. start time as opposed to last season’s 8 p.m. puck drop.
Complete Rampage schedule:
Sat. Oct. 3 – Rampage vs. Williams Lake – 7 p.m. (HOME)
Sun. Oct. 4 – Rampage vs. Quesnel – 1 p.m. (HOME)
Sat. Oct. 10 – Rampage @ Terrace (AWAY)
Fri. Oct. 16 – Rampage @ Kitimat (AWAY)
Sat Oct. 17 – Rampage vs. Kitimat – 7 p.m. (HOME)
Sat Oct. 24 – Rampage vs. Terrace – 7 p.m. (HOME)
Sat. Nov. 7 – Rampage vs. Lac La Hache – 7 p.m. (HOME)
Sat. Nov. 28 – Rampage @ Williams Lake (AWAY)
Sun. Nov. 29 – Rampage @ Quesnel (AWAY)
Fri. Dec. 4 – Rampage @ Terrace (AWAY)
Sat. Dec. 12 – Rampage vs. Kitimat – 7 p.m. (HOME)
Sat. Dec. 19 – Rampage vs. Smithers – 7 p.m. (HOME)
Fri. Jan. 8 – Rampage @ Kitimat (AWAY)
Sat. Jan. 9 – Rampage vs. Terrace – 7 p.m. (HOME)
Sat. Jan. 16 – Rampage @ Smithers (AWAY)
Sun. Jan. 17 – Rampage @ Smithers (AWAY)