The Prince Rupert Rampage picked up four points this weekend with a win against the Terrace River Kings and a forfeit by the Hazelton Wolverines due to a lack of players.
The Rampage opened the scoring quickly when Jared Andreesen took a feed from behind the net from Ryan Stace-Smith just 29 seconds into the game. The River Kings responded on the powerplay though, with Josh Murray putting one past Trumain Kurka with 14:28 to play, but a power play marker by Stace Smith over the pads of Pat Leal with 2:02 to play gave the Rampage a 2-1 lead going into the second period.
Brett Stava extended that lead on the powerplay with 10:02 to go in the second, but Terrace was not giving up as a hard slapper by Jeremy Vanderbrock on the powerplay got by Kurka to pull the River Kings to within one with 20 minutes to play.
In the third, Jared Meers shot from the point got by Leal to give the Rampage a 4-2 lead and an empty netter by Meers with 21 seconds to put the game away. However, the clock was run down to end the game following a fight between Robin Gomez and Joel Findlay with just three seconds to go in the final period of a scrappy game between the two teams.
With the four points, the Rampage move into second in the West with 11 points, followed by the River Kings with eight points.