Rampage comeback falls short vs Stampeders

Prince Rupert lost their second consecutive game 8-6 on Saturday night

The Prince Rupert Rampage could not dig themselves out of a four goal deficit Saturday night, losing to the Williams Lake Stampeders 8-6.

Battling for playoff position with only one game remaining in the season, the Rampage were hoping to bounce back from a tough loss against the Terrace River Kings.

READ MORE: Rampage fall to Terrace 3-2

It looked as if the team was on track to accomplish that in the first period, scoring twice early to give themselves a cushion.

However, a fast, sharp and disciplined Stampeders team replied with four straight goals to seize control of the game and take a 4-2 lead into the second period.

Cody Cringan cut into the lead for the Rampage 4:37 into the second period to bring the Rampage within one goal, but the Stampeders responded, cushioning their lead with goals from Zach Sternberg, Ian Obrien and Nathan Zuvak to take a 7-3 lead into the third period.

Early in the third, it looked as if the Rampage might pull off a comeback win. Some early penalties against Williams Lake gave Prince Rupert the scoring opportunities to get back into the game. The team capitalized, with Teal Burns scoring followed by two goals from Koltin Chasse to cut the lead to 7-6.

READ MORE: Rampage come from behind to beat Ice Demons

Ultimately, the comeback was not to be. Matt Lees scored the final goal of the game for Williams Lake to extend the Stampeders lead to 8-6 and seal the game.

The Rampage will look to bounce back this afternoon against the CIHL leading Quesnel Kangaroos at the Civic Centre Arena.

To report a typo, email: editor@thenorthernview.com.


Matthew Allen | Reporter
Matthew Allen 
Send Matthew an email.
Like the The Northern View on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Two temporary voyages between Prince Rupert and Ketchikan added to AMHS schedule

October and November will see service to Alaska during the last week of each month

Police still looking for more info on missing mushroom picker in Nass Valley

65-year-old Greg Agnew was reported missing on Sept. 30

Conrad is giving thanks

Conrad students celebrate the holiday with a special meal

Last house standing from Third Ave. fire demolished

Leftover debris has also been cleared from the site

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands in Prince Rupert

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

WATCH: Fire department’s open house the hottest event of the weekend

Fire Prevention Week comes to a close with family fun, and some big numbers for charity

Potent power play paces Canucks to 5-1 win over Detroit

Miller nets a pair as Vancouver wins third straight

UPDATE: British couple vacationing in Vancouver detained in U.S. after crossing border

CBP claims individuals were denied travel authorization, crossing was deliberate

After losing two baby boys, B.C. parents hope to cut through the taboo of infant death

Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in B.C.

Cheating husband sues mistress for gifted ring after wife learns about affair

The husband gave his mistress $1,000 to buy herself a ring in December 2017

B.C. massage therapist reprimanded, fined for exposing patients’ breasts

Registered massage therapist admits professional misconduct

Police still looking for more info on missing mushroom picker in Nass Valley

65-year-old Greg Agnew was reported missing on Sept. 30

B.C. boosts legal aid funding in new payment contract

‘Duty counsel’ service restored in some communities, David Eby says

Rugby Canada helps recovery efforts in Japan after typhoon cancels final match

Canadian players wanted to “give back in whatever small way they could”

Most Read