Rangers cruise in two weekend victories

January 18, 2017

2:08 PM EST

The Rangers bull rushed the opposition 11-3 over the past weekend, coming out with four points from two games; a 4-0 win over Aurora Saturday, and a 7-3 victory at home over the Orangeville Flyers Sunday afternoon.

Nick Campoli added four more points over the weekend, extending his point-scoring streak to 10 games – which incidentally is the amount of games he has appeared in so far this year since returning from injury.

His play has earned him the second highest spot in the NHL Central Scouting Draft mid-term list, released Jan. 18, among Ontario Junior Hockey Leaguers; second only to Oakville Blade Bryce Misley, who has been healthy all year.

Saturday in Aurora was the Ture Linden show, as the 19-year-old from Virginia hit the 20-goal mark with his second hat trick of the campaign.

Noah Robinson notched the other goal for the Rangers for his third goal in as many games, while Ross Krieger and Campoli also added multi-point outings.

Jett Alexander remained perfect as a North York goaltender, recording his third shutout and 11th victory of the campaign while facing only 16 shots.

The next day the Rangers were waiting for a road-weary and struggling Orangeville Flyers club, and made them pay dearly.

Particularly, it was ex-Flyer Ethan Wiseman and his running mate Kyle Clarke that did the most damage, as the two 1997-born forwards were dangerous all afternoon, posting a combined eight points as the Rangers cruised to a 7-3 win.

Krieger also added two goals and deadline acquisition Joe Mizzi chipped in with a career high three assists in the contest.

Campoli’s goal and assist gave him his seventh multi-point game of the year in his 10 games.

Both Wiseman and Campoli have 21 points in 10 games as Rangers in the 2016/17 campaign.

Nick Stuckless led the way for the Flyers with two goals, while Mike Mannara had the other tally for the visitors.

Jeremie Lintner made 32 saves for his 12th victory of the season in net for North York.

The Rangers have a huge tilt with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens coming up Wednesday night at at the Herb Carnegie Centennial Arena. The two geographically close clubs are one-point apart in the standings, with North York holding on to fifth place in the Southwest Conference after 38 games. Puck drops at 7:45 p.m.!