Gabriel Valenzuela scored the go-ahead goal in the first period, and the North York Rangers held off the challenges of the Kingston Voyageurs in a tough 2-0 win.
Valenzuela provided North York with the game-winning tally when he scored 9:43 into the first period. The Rangers earned a power play opportunity when Zachary Emelifeonwu was put in the box for bench / coach. Will Reilly provided the assist.
Gianluca Baggetta frustrated Kingston’s offense all game, and stopped 31 shots en route to a shutout. Baggetta managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 2.98 prior to the game.
North York was led by Valenzuela, who registered one goal.
The Rangers stifled the Voyageurs’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Kingston was unable to stop North York from sending pucks towards the net, and the Rangers eventually piled up 31 shots on goal.
The Voyageurs could not produce up to their normal offensive output. Kingston puts an average of 3.9 pucks into the net per game. The Voyageurs’ offense rang up 31 shots on North York’s net.
The Rangers incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Daniel Urbani made 29 saves for Kingston on 31 shots. The Voyageurs incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.