Gaudette, Whittaker, Hunt shine as Rangers down Patriots

January 16, 2014

7:00 PM EST

By Jamie Neugebauer

Brandon Gaudette potted the first game winner of his North York career as the Rangers battled to a 4-2 win over the Toronto Patriots on Friday afternoon.

The line of Gaudette, Matthew Whittaker and Ted Hunt all ended the contest with two points each while Jason Pucciarelli made 25 saves for his 12th victory of the campaign.

Pucciarelli is now undefeated in eight-straight starts and has one regulation loss in 15 going back to Nov. 15.

Brody Power and Alex Leader both added markers as well.

North York has now won six in a row and eight of the last nine, with the last regulation defeat coming on Dec. 8.

The Rangers are back in action on Sunday afternoon when they host the Wellington Dukes, puck drops at 3 p.m. at the Herb Carnegie Centennial Arena.