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Down Early, Rangers Storm past Guelph

January 16, 2022 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Kitchener Rangers News Release

The Kitchener Rangers welcomed the Guelph Storm to The Aud on Sunday night for our only game this weekend.

Midway through the 1st period, Guelph opened the scoring to jump out to a 1-0 lead. The Rangers pushed for the equalizer, but Guelph was able to add another goal to their lead with two minutes remaining. Guelph took a 2-0 lead into the 2nd period and the Rangers would look to bounce back.

Francesco Pinelli wristed a shot from the slot and scored to cut Guelph's lead in half, 2-1. Guelph would respond immediately after, extending their lead to 3-1. Just past the halfway point of the period, Roman Schmidt scored his 8th goal of the season and pulled the Rangers within one. Guelph's Sasha Pastujov responded and made it 4-2. They would add another before the end of the period, taking a 5-2 lead into the 3rd.

Five minutes into the period, Carson Rehkopf scored off a nice passing play from Andrew LeBlanc to make it 5-3. Guelph would answer a few minutes after, extending their lead to 6-3. Guelph would score again, extending the lead to 7-3. Andrew LeBlanc scored his first OHL goal and made it 7-4.

Guelph would take this game by a final score of 7-4. The Rangers will look to rebound next weekend.

Our next home game is Friday, January 21st at 7:30 p.m against The Windsor Spitfires.

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