Alexander, Rangers shutout Patriots

GEORGETOWN, ON - SEPTEMBER 15: Jett Alexander #72 of the North York Rangers protects the crease on September 15, 2018 at Gordon Alcott Memorial Arena in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Ken Lamb / OJHL Images)
October 14, 2018

6:38 PM EDT

Jett Alexander made 40 saves to help the North York Rangers blank the Toronto Patriots on Sunday (Oct. 14) at the Hebert Carnegie Arena.
Around the midway point of the first period on the powerplay, Ross Krieger and Grayden Gottschalk played a little give and go, and it ended with Krieger snipping the bottom corner in the slot. It marked the fourth straight game the Rangers recorded a poweplay goal.
The score remained the same until late in the second. Off an offensive draw, Cole O’Hara picked off a Patriots clear attempt. He hit Krieger at the face off circle and the veteran forward found Nick Leshuk back door for the goal with 2.4 seconds left.
North York extended their lead to three less than 90 seconds into the third. Leshuk slowed down the play on the half boards and waited for Joey Maziarz in the high slot. The defenceman then went high blocker on Toronto’s Jesse Hodgson.
Alexander did the rest making 18 of his 40 saves in the third to main the lead and shutout. The captain Grayden Gottschalk added his seventh of the season at 16:28.
With the victory, the Rangers improves their record to 10-1-0-3 for a league-high 23 points.
For the second time in week, North York heads back to Scotiabank pond to battle the Toronto Jr Canadiens (8-5-0-1). Puck drop is sent for 8:00 p.m.