Rangers Red Prevail!, News, Major Peewee Red, 2017-2018, MD (Kitchener Minor Hockey)

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Apr 14, 2018 | Mike Radatus | 573 views
Rangers Red Prevail!
The Kitchener Jr Rangers MD Red team took another step towards their Alliance Championship goal with a 4 to 2 win over their nemesis rivals the Kitchener Blue.

Kitchener Blue has earned the Red teams respect throughout the season. The team has a never give up attitude and work hard every shift. Congratulations to all their players on an amazing season.

The Red team opened the scoring on the power play when Yianni Peppas fired a canon from the point. His goal was set up by Carter Niall and Ryan McConnell. Kailum Belanic picked the perfect time to have a multi goal game with back to back beauties from the point. His first goal was set up from Jacob Fisher and Belanic’s second goal was unassisted. Fisher finished the scoring with a sprawling goal that was fitting as it was the result of hard work and Fisher is a work horse. His goal was set up from Connor Coughlin and Logan Hock.

They say championships are won with defence. And Kodi Blackshaw, Keenan Hack and Noah Park were huge for the Rangers. They played the body well and were effective boxing the Blue team outside of the box. The few times the Blue time penetrated their wall Braxton Mathews stood tall. Mathews was calm and positionally sound.

The coaches were proud for the players and felt it was a true team victory. All the lines were flying, and every player contributed. Nicholas Zammit made key plays winning battles along the board and clearing pucks. Jacob Reid-Brant was relentless in attacking the zone. Daniel Gubbels back checked hard and used his winger in a balanced attack.  Aydan Costello was blocking shots and played determined hockey for the Rangers. His speed was a key factor in the win.

The celebration however is on hold. The Rangers will face off against the West London Hawks in the morning. The Hawks are the defending champions and a team the Rangers have tied twice and are determined to beat for the banner.

It has been an amazing ride and true pleasure to be around such amazing people in the dressing room. The players have responded every time they have been faced with adversity and learnt many lessons. Mostly, they have proven to be team first and “All In’!

Go Rangers!!!