The North York Rangers bounced 24 hours later to beat the Toronto Junior Canadiens 4-1 on Sunday (Jan. 27) afternoon at the Hebert H. Carnegie Centre.
The first goal didn’t happen until the second. While Toronto was attempting to break out, Joey Maziarz forced a turnover in the offensive zone. Even though Maziarz fanned on the back hand, it hit off Brendon Yeamans skate and in at 7:58. His 62 point pushed Yeamans within one point of Aurora’s Joseph Muzzi for the league lead in points. Later on in the frame, Eric Ciccolini went end-to-end and finished it by going top corner at 14:07. The team’s went into the second intermission tied at 2-2.
During the team’s fifth powerplay of the afternoon, Maziarz broke into the zone, hit Yeamans and he hit Cole O’Hara in the slot. The rookie was not able to beat Matthew Mayhew on the his first attempt, but found the back of the net on his rebound at 2:32. The Rangers added to their lead later in the frame. Austin Brimmer tipped in Joey Maziarz’s point shot for the third goal at 16:32. The defenceman recorded his fourth point on the afternoon scoring the emptier in the final minute.
At times North York truly relied on their backup goaltender Eli Shiller to dominant and he did. The rookie made 33 saves to pick up his fifth straight victory.
The Rangers hit the road to battle the Burlington Cougars on Friday (Feb. 1) night. It’s the first of three games in three days. Puck drop is schedule for 7:30 p.m., at Appleby Arena.