By Jamie Neugebauer
The Rangers overcame a three-goal deficit and a spectacular performance by Hamilton goaltender Avery Allen to earn two valuable points with a 5-3 victory over the Red Wings on Sunday.
North York pelted Allen all evening, out-shooting the hosts 58-12.
John Carpino had the eventual breakthrough for the Rangers at 5:48 of the second period, and then the boys in blue added four more to roar all the way back to a share of the lead in the OJHL South division.
Taylor Pryce’s three points led the way for North York while Corey Kalk, Carpino, Chris Aitcheson and Michael Giacometti all had multi-point contests.
Both Kalk and Carpino ended the night with over 70 points on the season, the first time a Ranger has hit that plateau since the 2008-09 campaign, and the most since the formation of the modern OJHL.
North York is back in action on Sunday afternoon as they host the Burlington Cougars with a chance to take sole position of first place in the south.