The Terrace River Kings battle to reach the front of Rampage goalie Devon Gerrits' net.

Rampage beat Terrace, move to 2-0

The Prince Rupert Rampage continued its strong season start, defeating the Terrace River Kings 4-2 in Terrace on Saturday night

The Prince Rupert Rampage continued its strong season start, defeating the Terrace River Kings 4-2 in Terrace on Saturday night.

In a chippy game between the two Highway 16 rivals, the Rampage scored three times in the third period to pull away with the win. The Rampage are now 2-0 on the season, a first for the team since the CIHL starting keeping track in 2009.

Devon Gerrits got his first start in net and did not disappoint. Movold said he played unreal and “stood on his head.” Patrick Leal was in net for Terrace.

The Rampage were short a few guys, which made things more challenging but they still found a way to win.

“We did the little things right and that’s why we won,” said Kory Movold.

The forward said the team played safer, more defensive game but it was things like winning draws that was the difference, as well as the strong play of Gerrits.

The River Kings took the lead on a goal by Luke Walker early in the second period. But the Rampage struck back quickly with a goal by defenceman Hayden Long on the powerplay.

With less than three minutes to play in the second period, Jean-Luc Fournier netted his first of the season to give Rupert a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes.

Also in the second period, forward Jared Carter got into a fight that Movold said changed the momentum of the game.

The Rampage made it 3-1 on a powerplay goal by Ryan Stace-Smith in the first minute of the third. Also on the powerplay, the River Kings pulled within one on Walker’s second goal of the game.

But the Rampage would hold off Terrace, sealing the win with Meers’ empty-net goal.

Rupert will get another chance at the River Kings on Saturday night at Frank Pyde Memorial Arena. Including the exhibition game, it will be the third time the Rampage play Terrace in a four-game span, giving them a good look at last season’s Coy Cup silver medallists. The River Kings, though, are now 0-2 on the year and will try for their first win of the year in the weekend rematch.

But it won’t be easy. The Rampage were missing several key players on the trip to Terrace and the team should be back to full strength by Saturday.

 

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