The Peewee Rangers have dropped two straight and are in no mood to take another loss. Nobody is panicking just yet as the Rangers remain firmly entrenched in a tie with the Railcats for 3rd spot in the league, just 4 points behind the Twins and the Wheat Kings. Even the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks have had their momentary lapses dropping two in a row just recently. The Rangers will get the chance to exact revenge this Saturday at 1:45PM as they face the Vics on their home ice. You may want to bring your oven mits, cause this one could be a barn-burner!
What is better than a shut out? Two in a row! The Minor Peewee Rangers brought impressive offensive firepower, steadfast defense and a hot goalie to win their game against the St. Vital Vic’s this past Saturday — an excellent combination for a team that is setting sites on first place. The final score was 10-0. The highlight of the game was when the goalie’s dad realized that his son was having yet another great game…and actually came down to introduce himself to the rest of the parents.
With the year’s best offensive output combined with an outstanding goaltending performance, the Bantam Rangers handily defeated their long time rivals the Stars. Not only did the usually cast of characters (Matt and Skai) bring their scoring touch, but Robbie, Monty and Benny all chipped in on some beautiful scoring combinations to help blow out their opponents 10-4.
The new line combinations the coaching staff put together seemed to work as all three lines put up goals. Another good sign was the number of penalties taken were down from previous encounters with the Stars, a indication of our team coming together and playing like a group of veteran players. Great to see the boys developing that sort of poise, leadership and confidence.
One of the great characteristics of this team is their commitment to defence, every forward backchecks like a demon, the defence (even when short staffed) are always strong in their own end and our goaltending has been probably the best in the league. There isn’t a floater in a Rangers uniform.
The game was well played, well officiated and well attended congratulations to all. A great night, a great night of hockey! Boys remember to thank your parents and all your fans who attend your games and we’ll see you at the rink.
The Female Peewee Rangers celebrated their first win of the season tonight. Final game score Rangers 7 and the Titan 6. Congratulations girls on a job well done!
The Bantam Rangers look to get back into the win column this weekend when they take on the Stars at Maples Arena on Saturday night. The Bantams have got off to a fast start this year and look forward to a great year after winning the consolation round in Fort Francis. Get ready for more great Ranger hockey!
Did the St. James Canadians’ really believe that their narrow one goal victory at our last meeting would translate into success against the Rangers for the entire season? Apparently one of their grandparents did! However, our young Rangers had a different plan in mind. In what was described by Mike Danis as, ” the most complete hockey game we’ve played all year …. it was a dream to watch. ” Stellar defensive play coupled with tenacious fore-checking resulted in a hard fought victory. And did I mention the goaltending????? Wow! A 5-0 win brings us to a successful conclusion to our two-game road trip. The Rangers MPW now sport a 9-3 record for the season so far. Great job kids!
Minor Peewee Rangers packed their bags and their passports and headed to the sunny destination of Gateway Arena on Saturday, November 30, 2013, to challenge the Marauders. Delays at the border and customs were worth the trip. A well-rounded effort resulted in a 5-2 victory. The parents appreciated the Zamboni driver’s due diligence with the extra flooding behind the net ….. it made for quite a few moments of hilarity for the first several minutes of the third period. Snorkels anyone?
(The above picture was snapped at last week’s game against the Vic’s, Rangers won 6 -3.)
The Minor Peewee Rangers came out of the gates flying to an early 4 – 0 lead at the 2013 Ranger Day Game against the Railcats. Following a temporary “stall”, in which the Railcats rallied back to tie at the end of the second period, the Rangers once again opened the offensive floodgates and shut them down defensively cruising to an 8 – 4 victory. Currently the Minor Peewee Rangers sport a 7 – 3 record since the beginning of the season.
With a big shootout win, Rangers grab some breathing room atop the AA Peewee League standings. Both teams had their share of special teams opportunities with a total of 16 evenly-split penalties in the game. Despite going down 2-1 after the first, the Rangers grabbed the lead in the second only to have the Terriers tie the game late in the 3rd. The Ranger’s shooters and solid goal-tending secured the 2 point victory. The Rangers improve their record to 7-2-0-1 with 16 points. Next game is Thursday, December 5th on the road against the Stars.