The North York Rangers had a successful Pink in the Rink event on and off the ice, defeating the Newmarket Hurricanes by a score of 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.
The Rangers knew that scoring first was going to be vital, given that the Hurricanes are the only team in the OJHL that have allowed fewer goals than North York. That’s why the team was so excited for Noah Robinson’s early marker, with #18 grabbing Ross Krieger’s feed with three minutes to go to make it 1-0 heading into the first intermission.
The second period saw a lot more action, with both teams scoring a pair of goals. The Rangers would strike with the first two markers, with Noah Jordan unleashing on a wicked wrister at 15:22 of the second on the power play to make it 2-0. Then, a minute later, Ross Krieger scored a very similar goal from the high slot, giving the Rangers a three-goal advantage.
Unfortunately for the boys in pink, the Hurricanes would score twice late in the period. At 18:17, Alex Ierullo got one after jabbing away at it in close, only to have Nicholas Soehner score a similar goal with under 10 seconds left in the period to make it 3-2 heading into the second break of the contest. It wasn’t enough to change the course of the game, however, as the Rangers held on for the remainder of the battle to take the 3-2 victory on Sunday afternoon at the Herb.
The North York Rangers would like to thank everyone who came out to support the big event and can’t wait to see you on Wednesday night when we welcome the Milton Icehawks at 7:45 PM!
Photo from Steven Ellis/North York Rangers