North York skate through Muskies

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 29: Ryan Radisa #5 of the North York Rangers skates with the puck in the first period on December 29, 2018 at Scotiabank Pond in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andy Corneau / OJHL Images)
January 13, 2019

10:27 PM EST

The North York Rangers took down the Lindsay Muskies 7-2 on Sunday (Jan 13) afternoon at the Hebert H. Carnegie Centre.

The first 10 minutes was a fairly back and forth affair. The Muskies attempted to get outside the zone, Grayden Gottschalk batted it down and send Danill Kuzmin on a break away. The Russian made no mistaking going blocker side for his sixth goal of the season at 12:48. North York went into the intermission up 1-0.

As the Muskie powerplay expired, Nick Leshuk and Gottschalk did a give and go, and it ended with Leshuk scoring only 22 seconds into the second. The Muskies responded finding the back of the net twice in only 12 seconds to tie the game at 2-2. The Rangers regained their form just past the midway point of the frame. Austin Brimmer tipping in a point shot and Ashton Stockie pushing one in just a minute and 32 apart to go up 4-2.

North York didn’t look back the rest of the way. Brimmer scored his second of the game shorthanded at 3:32. Leshuk stuffed his second from beside the net on the powerplay, and Brandon Yeamans recorded the Rangers seventh goal of the game in the final three minutes.

Eli Shiller made 20 saves to pick up his sixth victory of the season.

The Rangers travel a bit south on Friday (Jan. 18) night to take on the St. Michael’s Buzzers. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m.