January 8, 2010 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Kitchener Rangers
IIHF World Junior Gold Medalist Jeremy Morin made his post tournament debut with two goals and two assists to lead the Kitchener Rangers to a 7-2 win over the Erie Otters.
Chris MacKinnon picked up a pass from Morin at 0:35 of the first period and beat Otter's netminder Ramis Sadikov to put the Rangers up 1-0. Andrew Yogan replied for Erie at 12:33 by going upstairs on Kitchener's goaltender Branden Maxwell to tie the score 1-1. The remainder of the period was scoreless.
John Moore scored the lone goal of the second period on a Rangers power play to give them a 2-1 lead. Kitchener outshot Erie 17-7 in the period.
The Rangers scored twice in under two-minutes to increase their lead to 4-1. The goals came from Ben Thomson and Jeff Skinner. Midway through the period from a crowded Rangers crease, Jeremy Gottzmann scored to give Erie their second goal of the game. Morin replied with a power play goal to give the Rangers back their three goal lead. Jason Akeson scored the Rangers fourth short-handed goal of the season at the 14:39 mark and 31-seconds later Morin netted his second goal of the game to make it 7-2 for the Rangers.
The Rangers had an over-all shooting edge of 46-34.
The Rangers travel to Plymouth for a 7:05pm game against the Whalers tomorrow - Saturday, January 9th. They return to The Aud on Sunday, January 10th to play host to the Niagara IceDogs at 6:00pm.
A reminder, the following Kitchener Rangers games will be live on Rogers Sportsnet and therefore the game times have changed to accommodate the broadcast:
Fri. Jan. 15 - Mississauga St. Michael's Majors at Kitchener Rangers (OHL Regional) - 7:00 pm Eastern
Fri. Jan. 22 - Windsor Spitfires at Kitchener Rangers (OHL Regional) - 7:00 pm Eastern
Reserved seating tickets are still available for all Rangers home games, 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977, www.centre-square.com or in person at the Centre In the Square Box Office or The Aud Box Office.