After 576 days, the North York Rangers returned to the Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre for game one of the 2021-2022 season. The Rangers took on the Caledon Admirals, who were coming off a lost to the Toronto Patriots from the night before. Caledon opened the scoring with Luke Perovic getting the Admirals up 1-0 with a shorthanded goal four minutes into the contest.
The Rangers settled in after that. Luca Rea got the first goal of the season for the team, tying the game at ones and not soon after, Maxwell Donohoe gave the Rangers their first lead, putting them up 2-1 after the first.
Donohoe wasn’t done there, as he added his second of the game two minutes into the second period, and it was all Rangers after that. They pocketed three more goals in the period, with the last two coming 34 seconds apart and went into the third period up 6-1.
In the third, the Admirals made their way back, scoring two goals in the third but couldn’t manage enough as the Rangers took game one 6-3 against the Admirals. Rangers goaltender James Gray made 23 saves in his first win of 2021.
The Rangers showed their presence on the offensive side, recording 50 shots against Caledon’s goalie Diego DAlessandro.
Powerplay was vital for the Rangers last night, going 2-for-6 up a man. Jaden Condotta had a big night for the Rangers; he had a goal and two assists on the night.
The Rangers get a couple of off days until they head to Westwood Arenas and play the Patriots, who are 1-1 on Wednesday, October 6th at 7:30 p.m.