Nearing The Halfway Point In The Season

November 18, 2012

7:00 PM EST

As the season nears the literal halfway point, the offensive accomplishments of the Rangers cannot be overlooked.

After 25 games played, the team has amassed 111 goals for an average of 4.44 per game. That is the best average, and the second most total goals in the OJHL behind the West-leading Buffalo Jr. Sabres.

Individually, the Rangers have two players in the top-five in scoring as John Carpino sits second with 40 points, and Corey Kalk is fifth with 37.

Pat Piacentini has been the points-leader among defenders at various times this season, and currently sits tied for second with 25. Additionally he has 12 power-play assists, which puts him tied for third in that category in the league among all players.

Overall, eight Rangers are in the top-20 in league scoring as of Nov. 19 with Carpino, Kalk and Piacentini joined by Adam Valadao, Liam Kerins, Taylor Pryce, Michael Giacometti, and Ryan Kinsella.

Five players on the team have already reached their career high in points in a junior season, doing so with an average of less than over 20 games in a season to reach the accomplishment.

Six have reached or exceeded their career total in goals scored.

Defenceman Michael Giacometti had not scored a goal in two previous seasons in the league, and already has nine.

Matthew Whittaker, Zach Fung, Michael Florindo, Brody Power, and Charles Lapierre have all scored their first junior goals so far this season, along with Giacometti.