The Prince Rupert Rampage snapped a two-game losing streak on Saturday night, picking up their first win of the 2013/2014 Central Interior Hockey League season in Terrace.
The Rampage were unable to find the back of the net in the first, but special teams were able to capitalize in the second as Jared Davis scored on the powerplay.
In the third, it was the penalty kill that turned up the offence with captain Jared Meers scoring a shorthanded goal. The two teams were tied as time was winding down, but Craig Munro was able to net the game winner to give the Rampage two much-needed points.
“It was a big two points, especially against a division rival like the River Kings,” said assistant captain Derek Baker.
“We have had good luck in that arena in the past, and it is good to see that continue.”
Next up for the team is a trip to Houston this weekend for back-to-back games against the Luckies, a team that has shown they are capable of competing with anyone on the ice.
“It is always tough to say what Houston will look like on any given weekend. When everyone shows up, they have a strong team and they have proven that by taking Smithers to overtime early in the season and shutting out the Kitimat Ice Demons in their last game,” said Baker.
“I expect some hard play and hopefully four points coming out of the weekend.”
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The Houston Luckies followed up Saturday’s 4-0 win over the Demons with a commanding 10-3 win over the Lac La Hache Tomahawks.
It took some extra time, but the Quesnel Kangaroos defeated the Williams Lake Stampeders 5-4 in overtime.
The Smithers Steelheads continued their undefeated season, handing the Lac La Hache Tomahawks a 9-5 loss in Smithers on Saturday night. The next day, the Steelheads defeated the Demons 4-3.