Warm up wrapping up and both teams with changes. Rupert sees Johnny Hunt move up to the big line with the Stava's. Robin Gomez to the second line with scoring champ Rob Millar drawing in on the wing with Brlecic.
For Kitimat, pretty energetic warm up minus Jamie Moran. Should be a good one.
All tied at 1-1.
After all the excitement of warm-up, there was disappointment at the puck drop as Rob Millar did not take to the ice. The lines instead looked the same as last night. Kitimat openner the scoring on a goal by Daniel Mayer (D Higginson). Generous assist as the goal was the result of Mayer picking off a D to D pass at the Rampage blueline.
Brett Stava (R Gomez, JT Ward) got the Rampage even not long after. The teams traded a couple more good chances a piece. Vilness made a desperation stick save, while the Ice Demons rang one off the post. A couple powerplays in the period, one for Rupert and two for Kitimat. Like most of these matchups, it's been a little feeling out and then some run and gun.