The Kitimat Ice Demons lead the way in the season opener against the Prince Rupert Rampage.

The Kitimat Ice Demons lead the way in the season opener against the Prince Rupert Rampage.

Ice Demons take season opener against Prince Rupert Rampage

The Kitimat Ice Demons, wearing new home uniforms for the first time, got the new 2012-13 CIHL season off to a fast start.

The Kitimat Ice Demons, wearing new home uniforms for the first time, got the new 2012-13 CIHL season off to a fast start — literally. Defenseman Kyle Madsen took a draw from Nick Markowski in the first shift and drifted a shot towards Keano Wilson in the Rampage net. The shot was tipped by a Rampage defender and fluttered into the net with just 40 second gone in the game.

After a feisty Challenge Cup game against Prince Rupert in the North Challenge Cup some fans were disappointed by the slow start by the Rampage, who fell behind 3-0 with just six minutes gone.

The game ended 6-1 for Kitimat.

Other league scores saw last year’s CIHL league and playoff champions the Smithers Steelheads run up the score to 9-3 over the Omineca Ice, while it took a shootout in Terrace for the River kings to take their season opener 6-5 over the Houston Luckies.

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Full game report in next week’s Northern Sentinel.