The Prince Rupert Rampage’s four-game winning streak was emphatically ended this weekend when the team traveled to Terrace to play the streaking River Kings.
The Kings, who had easily defeated the Kitimat Ice Demons 8-2 the previous night, had no problems containing the Rampage offence while lighting the lamp themselves. When the final buzzer sounded, the River Kings took a 10-1 victory.
Next up for the Rampage is a game against the Kitimat Ice Demons in Kitimat on Dec. 28.
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It seemed to be a weekend of one-sided victories in the Central Interior Hockey League this weekend. Aside from Terrace’s two victories, the Smithers Steelheads crushed the Houston Luckies 12-2 on Saturday night, while the Quesnel Kangaroos had no problems in an 11-5 victory over the Lac La Hache Tomahawks that same night.
The two wins put the River Kings in the lead in the west with 17 points, just ahead of Smithers with 16 points. The Kangaroos retain control of the eastern conference, amassing 22 points so far this season.