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The Sun Shines Through against the Thunder
Submitted By Brad Dunlop on Monday, January 21, 2019
Game Captain Brett Peeler led the Rangers Red on the ice to take on the Thunder of Halton Hills.  

The Rangers Red used a balanced attack of all 3 forward lines and a number of D contributing offensively to push their unbeaten streak to 7 games in a 5-2 win over the Halton Hills Thunder.

The first period saw a pretty back and forth affair for the first few minutes that resulted in some scoring chances for both squads.  Brock Smith broke the ice on a sweet feed from Tyler Andrews to give the home squad a 1-0 lead.  After the Thunder tied the game less than a minute later Sean Disbrow took an amazing feed from Bradley Wigmore on a quick cross ice pass, skated over the blue line and unloaded a slapper that the Thunder goalie is still looking for to give the Rangers the lead again.  Before the first period was done the Rangers went to work on the PP, worked the puck around the O zone and on a lovely tic tac goal play Disbrow scored his 2nd of the game on a beauty of a pass from Spencer McCormick with 2nd assist going to Owen Stewart.  

The 2nd period saw a goal from each team and the Rangers playing a lot of the period in their own zone and the Thunder eventually got a break and made it a 1 goal game with more than half the game to play still.  This was short lived as Brock Smith went to work again for the Rangers and potted his second of the game before the end of the period catching the Thunder on a line change unassisted.  

The 3rd period saw a PP chance for both teams and we capitalized on our chance early in the frame.  Spencer McCormick scored a beauty on a feed from both D on the PP, Tyler Andrews and Brody Voll.  This was all that starting goaltender Nathan Hancock would need to close the door on some late chances by the Thunder and secure another win for hometown squad.  

The coaches were pleased with the special teams overall as we scored on 2 our of 4 of our PP chances and only gave up one against on 4 tries for the Thunder.  We have put a lot of practice time into special teams of late and it has started paying off.  We were also pleased to see that 4 different defenceman registered an assist in this game with Tyler Andrews having his first two point game of the season.  

Ashton Liddell took home the Workhorse of the game with his very solid two way play, not only setting up his linemates for opportunities but also forcing the Thunder forwards into turnovers and mistakes using his speed.  

Next up for the Rangers Red is a trip down to Hamilton to take on a very strong Chedoke team, should be a good test for the boys!

Go Red Go!
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