Ice Demons rampage over Rupert

The Prince Rupert Rampage came to Kitimat for the opening game of the 2011-12 season with a short bench – and could do very little to deter the Demons as they were overwhelmed 11-2 as the younger Ice Demons skaters put on a decent show for just over 550 fans at Tamitik.

The Prince Rupert Rampage came to Kitimat for the opening game of the 2011-12 season with a short bench – and could do very little to deter the Demons as they were overwhelmed 11-2 as the younger Ice Demons skaters put on a decent show for just over 550 fans at Tamitik.

The Rampage, the team which won the Western Division last season, were without many of their veteran players and it showed as the Ice Demons used the big arena to their advantage.

Luckily for the the Rampage it was early and the Demons, with juggled lines and some new faces in the line-up were certainly not at their best.

Dan Lorette, in the Rampage net, did his best, but with a tiring defence, his team fell behind 4-0 in the free-wheeling first period, that saw Kitimat goals from Wade Masch (Jacob Pereira), just three minutes in, Kory Finn (Masch and Jeff Baker) 10 minutes later, Derek Wakita, power play (Terry Whelan, Dave Venman) two minutes after that and Jonnie Aiken (Ian Coleman) a minute after that.

Although for the most part the Demons had their way, Jamie Moran was at his best, kicking out a lot of long shots and then brilliant close in as the Rampage might easily have been on the board from defensive turnovers.

Shots in the period were 14-8 for Kitimat. Each team took two minor penalties.

The second period was much the sam, with the Ice Demons adding goals from Blaine Markwart, (Jeff Mildenberger, Jeff Baker), and Jeff Mildenberger (Wade Masch) while the Rampage tried to find a means to stop the constant up-ice rushes.

It was not a matter of effort, just inexperience among the younger line-up, which did its best to stem the tide.

Things fell apart a bit more for the Rampage in the third as Kitimat scored just 33 seconds in on a goal by Brandon Wakita (Derek Wakita, Terry Whelan) and to make matters worse the next three Kitimat shots also beat Dan Lorette as Kitimat made the score 10-0 within four minutes with the other goals coming from Jonnie Aiken at 1.51, (Scott McGregor, Ian Coleman), Terry Whelan, power-play, at 3.16 (Derek and Brandon Wakita) and Wade Masch again (Blaine Markwart, Dave Venman) at 4.16.

The Rampage slid in two goals in the third, one shorthanded by Jared Meers, at 9.28 and an unassisted goal by defenseman Jean-Luc Fournier on a Demons end turnover.

Dan Lorette turned the goal-tending over to Tremain Kurka who let in the Demons’ last goal at 12.55 by Scott McGregor (Jeff Mildenberger, Ian Coleman) as the Demons, with the score already run up did not press in the late stages.

Prince Rupert will have to dig a little deeper to regain the form it showed last season when pipped in the playoff semi-finals by Kitimat.

Total shots in the game were 37-22 for Kitimat and Rupert had eight minor penalties against five.


Just Posted

Ocean Wise’s cetacean photogrammetry research program uses aerial images collected by boat-launched drones to measure the body condition of whales. (Ocean Wise Marine Mammal License MML-18 photo)
LNG Canada commits $750K to whale research, conservation initiative

Ocean Wise education team will work alongside educational and Indigenous leaders in the area

The Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre will be closed from June 28 until September 13 for annual facility maintenance as well as teach pool and decking repairs. (Black Press photo)
Sam Lindsay Aquatic Centre closed: June 28 – September 13

The aquatic centre will be closed for annual facility maintenance

Shoes are being left at the viewpoint on Haisla Blvd in response to the 215 bodies discovered at the Kamloops Residential School. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Haisla Nation responds to 215 Indigenous children found buried at the site of Kamloops Indian Residential School

“Many Haisla children were sent far away, to places such as Port Alberni, and to Coqualeetza”

Susan Jay hosted a plant and garage sale on May 25 and donated all of her proceeds to the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation to help with the purchase of a new bus for residents at Mountain View Lodge, Delta King and the new Kitimat Valley Housing Society dementia home. (Barbara Campbell photo)
KGHF thanks Susan Jay for her help to purchase a new bus for seniors in multi-level care

Susan donated all proceeds to KGHF, her efforts netted the hospital foundation a total of $1,760

An example of what a mural would look like on the back wall on Ron’s Bait and Tackle Store which faces the courtyard and sidewall. The mural photos shown here are mock-ups of existing artwork on walls of interest in the downtown core to build anticipation within the community about the concept of murals. The KPAA will not necessarily be using these locations or this artwork for the actual murals. (KPAA photo)
Kitimat Public Art Alliance mural funding request denied

D’Andrea suggested she will come back to the council at a later date with a more concrete plan

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
VIDEO: Chiefs join human rights case of Indigenous man handcuffed by police in B.C. bank

Maxwell Johnson said he wants change, not just words, from Vancouver police

People line up to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre, Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vaccines, low COVID case counts increase Father’s Day hope, but risk is still there

Expert says people will have to do their own risk calculus before popping in on Papa

B.C. Premier John Horgan listens as Finance Minister Selina Robinson presents the province’s latest budget, April 20, 2021. The budget projects $19 billion in deficits over three years. (Hansard TV)
B.C. government budget balloons, beyond COVID-19 response

Provincial payroll up 104,000 positions, $10 billion since 2017

Ocean debris is shown on Long Beach in Tofino, B.C. on April, 18, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Shoreline cleanup finds COVID-related trash increased during height of the pandemic

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup reports litter from single-use food packaging nearly doubled

Doctor David Vallejo and his fiancee Doctor Mavelin Bonilla hold photos of themselves working, as they kiss at their home in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Doctor Vallejo and Doctor Bonilla suspended their wedding in order to tend to COVID-19 patients and in the process Vallejo got sick himself with the disease, ending up in an ICU for several days. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Love, sacrifice and surviving COVID-19: one couple’s story

COVID hits Ecuadorian doctors who delayed wedding to treat sick

St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake First Nation to search residential school site for unmarked graves

St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School operated from 1886 to 1981

Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw went unclaimed. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw went unclaimed. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lotto Max jackpot goes unclaimed again

42 of the 64 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million were won, the majority were sold in Ontario

FILE - This July 6, 2017 file photo shows prescription drugs in a glass flask at the state crime lab in Taylorsville, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Contaminants in generic drugs may cause long-term harm to DNA: B.C. researcher

Scientist says findings suggest high volume overseas facilities require strict regulation

Restaurant patrons enjoy the weather on a patio in Vancouver, B.C., on April 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Labour shortages, closed borders major obstacles to B.C. restaurant, tourism restarts

Industry expert says it won’t start to recover until international travellers can visit

Most Read