Rangers Say Goodbye To Plymouth With OT Win

Kitchener has a 3 game weekend lined up, starting with their OT win Friday night, their last home game before they take on the London Knights for the first round of the Playoffs.

The home town boys had a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes of play against the Whalers, their last trip to Kitchener as they will be relocating to Flint Mich. to start off next season. Mason Kohn opened and closed the game notching his 6th and 7th of the season, Nick Magyar assisted both of those goals.

The Whalers, who will miss the playoffs for the first time in 23 seasons jumped on the Rangers in the third, scoring 3 goals, 2 of which came within a minute of another. Dawson Carty was in net for the Rangers earning his 10th win if the year as the Rangers rested Paterson for starts on Saturday and Sundays road games.

Bowman started in net for Plymouths last game in Kitchener, but Nedeljkovic came in for the 2nd. The 2 combined for 56 saves and Nedeljkovic was awarded the 2nd star of the game for turning aside 42 of 43 shots.

Fridays game was a night to showcase the young’uns while the Rangers held a strong lead, and having captain Liam Maaskant serving a 2 game suspension, Dmitrii Sergeev and Brandon Robinson out with injuries, it was nice to see what the future of the Rangers has in store for fans to come.

The game ended as the 2 teams shook hands, and the Whalers saluted the crowd thanking them for their support over the years, and finally a salute from the Rangers who will be heading to the playoffs after missing last season.

 

kaitlyn.kilgour

Born in beautiful Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, grew up in Kitchener-Waterloo, where I became a die hard Kitchener Rangers fan! Graduate from Conestoga College with a diploma in Broadcast Television. My dream is to be on on-air sports broadcaster one day, and cover women’s hockey with Cassie Campbell. Favourite NHL teams are the Washington Capitals and Arizona Coyotes. I am very happy to be a part of Local Sports Report as a writer for the Kitchener Rangers!