Jeremie Lintner shone once again making 32 stops but the North York Rangers could not withstand the Burlington Cougars Wednesday, falling 4-0 at the Herb Carnegie Centennial Arena.
The contest was very even until Burlington forward Kyle Moore’s goal-crease poke was called a goal despite never crossing the line at 8:25 of the first period.
Veteran Cougars defender Matt Watson danced around the North York defence and Lintner for a beautiful individual tally at the 8:17 mark of the second frame to make it 2-0, and then Josh Cammaleri made it 3-0 7:14 into the third when he one-timed home a feed from Tyler Riter on a two-on-none break.
Matt Goeree’s rush down the right wing and chip past Lintner just over five minutes before the end of the game was a cherry on top for a very strong road effort by the veteran Burlington squad.
The Rangers managed 29 shots on rookie goaltender Noah Featherstone-Gowe, who picked up his first career OJHL shutout and improved to a perfect 6-0 on the season.
North York dropped to 9-11-0-1 on the season while Burlington increased its hold on second place in the West Division with a record of 13-6-3-0.
The two clubs will renew hostilities Friday evening when the Rangers travel to Appleby Arena, puck drops at 7:30 p.m.