Rangers Perfect Weekend Ends With Win Over Burlington

BUFFALO, NY - SEP 20, 2017: Ontario Junior Hockey League game between the North York Rangers and Trenton Golden Hawks. Dante Fantauzzi #15 of the North York Rangers follows the play during the first period. (Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images)
November 19, 2017

5:37 PM EST

By Steven Ellis

Two wins over the weekend gave the Rangers a lot to be happy about, especially after a 3-1 win over Burlington on Sunday at the Herb.

The Rangers played more of a shutdown game against the Cougars, but that wouldn’t stop them from grabbing the first goal. At 9:49 in the second, Noah Jordan’s shot beat Burlington netminder Justin Richer, giving Jordan goals in North York’s past three home games.

The Rangers had a very strong defensive effort, limiting Burlington’s scoring chances throughout the day. At 13:39, however, the Cougars got one from Bair Gendunov, who grabbed his first career OJHL goal.

The Rangers controlled the game from there. With 16 minutes done in the contest, Ross Krieger did what he does best when he took Nick Campoli’s pass and went with it, scoring his 10th goal of the season to make it 2-1, a goal that would prove to be the winner. Campoli would score one on the empty net with seven seconds left in the battle, solidifying the victory and giving the Rangers a perfect weekend.

North York will meet up with the Georgetown Raiders on Saturday night at Alcott Arena before meeting up with the Mississauga Chargers back at home on Sunday. Puck drop is at 3:00 PM, hope to see you there!

Photo by Shawn Muir / OJHL Images