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Rangers Draw Even against Center Wellington
Submitted By Brad Dunlop on Sunday, December 16, 2018
Game Captain Rowan Dunlop led the Rangers Red on the ice to take on the Center Wellington Selects.

The Rangers battled hard all game from start to finish to land a 1 - 1 draw against the Selects of Center Wellington.  The Rangers held their own in the first period skating hard, pressuring the opposing D, and generating a lot of chances to score.  The line of Brock Smith, Tyler Kramp, and Noah Raymond had some good zone time and moved the puck well in all zones in the first period to hem Center Wellington in their own end but were not rewarded.  Rangers Red owned the first period with 12 shots on net but could not land the icebreaker.

The second period saw the Rangers trade chances back and forth with Center Wellington as the game opened up with some good two way play from both teams.  Sam Clark, Joel Guse, and Rowan Dunlop had some great shifts and worked well on the transition when they forced turnovers in the neutral zone.  This directly led to the hardest working goal of the year scored by Clark on a unreal foot race win to a puck and a chip over the goalies head to tie the game at 1 - 1 assisted by Dunlop.  

The third period started pretty even and then the Rangers Red carried the play for most of the frame with no goals scored because of some great goaltending on both ends of the ice.  Nathan Hancock made a couple of 5 Bell saves in the final two minutes of the game to preserve the tie for the Rangers.  A late powerplay gave us a couple opportunities to end the game with chances generated by the line of Sean Disbrow, Spencer McCormick, and Daniel Deckert.  Our defensive pairings were strong all game long keeping Center Wellington to the outside and thwarting dangerous chances of note Ethan Goetz and Eric MacPherson.  Owen Steward and Bradley Wigmore were solid, turning away rushes and leading a few of their own throughout the game.  Tyler Andrews and Brody Voll were strong all game turning defensive stops into offensive opportunities, Voll on a number of occassions had chances to score which led to him taking home the Workhorse of the Game.  

This game was a good test against a team of mostly major players.  The boys get back into game action next weekend to lead us into the holiday break and will have to be sharp against a good Burlington Cougars squad.

Go Red Go!

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