Prince Rupert at Kitimat (February 5, 2011)

Prince Rupert at Kitimat (February 5, 2011)

Joined: December 14th, 2008, 11:12 pm

February 6th, 2011, 3:50 am #1

On with the road show. Rupert invades Tamitik, as the "other" Trav organized another bus trip for forty or so Rampage faithful.

Didn't get a chance to see much of warm up, but it looked to be a good squad boarding the bus five hours ago.
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Joined: October 11th, 2008, 2:03 am

February 6th, 2011, 4:38 am #2

Up by 2 in the first...Goals by Millar & Woodrow
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Joined: December 14th, 2008, 11:12 pm

February 6th, 2011, 4:39 am #3

On with the road show. Rupert invades Tamitik, as the "other" Trav organized another bus trip for forty or so Rampage faithful.

Didn't get a chance to see much of warm up, but it looked to be a good squad boarding the bus five hours ago.
Rupert 1, Kitimat 0

Goal was scored against the flow by Chris Woodrow on a long stretch pass by Trent Davis. The other scoring chances for Rupert was a Jeremey Boot misfire on a one-timer off of a face-off play. The rest of the period was all Kitimat. Keith Movold with a big first period, including a big save in tight on Steve Venman.
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Joined: October 11th, 2008, 2:03 am

February 6th, 2011, 4:51 am #4

Up by 2 in the first...Goals by Millar & Woodrow
Getting ahead of ourselves...correction, no goal by Millar, just Woodrow...1-0 end of 1st.
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Joined: December 14th, 2008, 11:12 pm

February 6th, 2011, 5:34 am #5

Rupert 1, Kitimat 0

Goal was scored against the flow by Chris Woodrow on a long stretch pass by Trent Davis. The other scoring chances for Rupert was a Jeremey Boot misfire on a one-timer off of a face-off play. The rest of the period was all Kitimat. Keith Movold with a big first period, including a big save in tight on Steve Venman.
Rupert 3, Kiimat 1

Goals for Kitimat
Terry Whelan (?) on a shot from the blueline that appeared to change direction.

Goals for Rupert
Brett Stava (C Woodrow, C Stava ) PP
Johnny Hunt (K Stace-Smith) SH

The shorty came after a scary moment for Rupert. A scrum in the Rupert crease saw starting goalie Keith Movold go down and stay down. After several minutes of being attended to, he stayed in the game and in the ensuing face-off Kendal Stace-Smith blocked a pass and was off to the races. Johnny Hunt tapped in a rebound after Stace-Smith dangled the puck between his legs to takes shot. Cheeky move, not really something you expect in a 2-1 playoff game.

Jamie Moran with a game saving couple saves on Brett Stava shortly after that to keep the game in reach.

Rupert with an uphill battle, as Rob Millar has gone to the hospital after being roughed up in the first.
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Joined: December 14th, 2008, 11:12 pm

February 6th, 2011, 6:22 am #6

Rupert 3, Kitimat 2.
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February 6th, 2011, 6:34 am #7

Next chapter, next Saturday!

Any update on Rob Millar, hope he's okay.
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February 6th, 2011, 6:52 am #8

Rupert 3, Kitimat 2.
The story of this game was Keith Movold. This was possibly his finest game in a Rampage sweater, as Kitimat put on a barrage of pressure in the third. Keith made save after save to preserve the victory for Rupert.

As for the game, Kitimat came out fast in this one. They spent big amounts of time in the Rupert end in the first and were probably unlucky to end the period down one. The second was more of an even period as the teams traded chances, but Rupert's special teams ruled the period. With both a powerplay and shorthanded goals, Rupert extended it's lead. As stated before, it was a couple of big saves by Jamie Moran late in the period that made for fireworks in the third.

And what a third it was. Without the leagues leading scorer, Rupert moved blueliner Derek Baker upto the wing for the third, leaving the Ranpage with three lines of forwards and two sets of d. They rolled those players, by Kitimat pulled out all the stops for the final twenty minutes. Rupert relied heavily on the Keith Kovold and icing the puck. No sure what the shot count was, but it had to be largely in Kitimat's favor.

In the end Rupert prevailed and takes a 1-0 lead into next weeks set in Rupert. Should be a crazy atmosphere, with the All-Native Basketball Finals and Game Two Rupert/Kitimat both taking place Saturday Night at the Civic Centre.

Short recap, but it's hard to write and celebrate on the bus. Great job 'other' Trav!
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Joined: December 14th, 2008, 11:12 pm

February 6th, 2011, 6:55 am #9

Next chapter, next Saturday!

Any update on Rob Millar, hope he's okay.
No update, other than he apparently went to the hospital. He played one shift in the second and clearly did not look himself. I'm hoping its nothing too serious, but I wouldn't want to speculate on anything.
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Joined: January 25th, 2005, 2:48 pm

February 6th, 2011, 8:16 am #10

The story of this game was Keith Movold. This was possibly his finest game in a Rampage sweater, as Kitimat put on a barrage of pressure in the third. Keith made save after save to preserve the victory for Rupert.

As for the game, Kitimat came out fast in this one. They spent big amounts of time in the Rupert end in the first and were probably unlucky to end the period down one. The second was more of an even period as the teams traded chances, but Rupert's special teams ruled the period. With both a powerplay and shorthanded goals, Rupert extended it's lead. As stated before, it was a couple of big saves by Jamie Moran late in the period that made for fireworks in the third.

And what a third it was. Without the leagues leading scorer, Rupert moved blueliner Derek Baker upto the wing for the third, leaving the Ranpage with three lines of forwards and two sets of d. They rolled those players, by Kitimat pulled out all the stops for the final twenty minutes. Rupert relied heavily on the Keith Kovold and icing the puck. No sure what the shot count was, but it had to be largely in Kitimat's favor.

In the end Rupert prevailed and takes a 1-0 lead into next weeks set in Rupert. Should be a crazy atmosphere, with the All-Native Basketball Finals and Game Two Rupert/Kitimat both taking place Saturday Night at the Civic Centre.

Short recap, but it's hard to write and celebrate on the bus. Great job 'other' Trav!
That's not offered as any excuse.

This was a game like none I've seen in a long time. Just to get it out of the way, my shot count was KID 41, Rampage 10 -- but only the ones going in the back of the net count.

I do ghive a lot of credit to the credit to Rupert Rampage, as a team - they came in shorthanded, with two goalies and 14 skaters... Millar was hurt - heard a report of a mild concussion in the corridors after the game.

Hope he's ok -- he's a credit to this team and would be a huge loss.

This was another of a few games this season that the Ice Demons are castigating themselves for letting it slip away... but as others have said already, the #1 reason tonight was Keith Movald. He was just that in net, he played a #1 game, stopped a lot of shots and his defence stopped a whole lot more shots, truly frustrating the Kitimat offence...

Ice Demons in the past year or two have fumbled their way through a few games like this one. winning some and losing others.

They lost this one tonight mainly because they did not have the precise pass control they often have -- and I can say too, the desperation of the Rampage defense rallied them in what must have been a hard-to-play third period where they were tapped out -- but not totally.

Back to the start -- you have to put the puck over the line before it counts as a goal.

For the Ice Demons it's back to the drawing board -- and we're checking some injuries too. Lost one with a separated shoulder...thats two in four weeks.

The boys will be anxious to extend this series next Saturday -- but won't like to have the noisy Rupert crowd to contend with. However, we'll be back...like all Demons -- hoping to haunt the Rampage.

Trav has covered the goal scoring above,,, so safe travel, Rampage, see you next week.
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