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Rangers close preseason with 6-3 victory

A home-and-home weekend saw the Kitchener Rangers close the preseason with a pair of wins over the Niagara IceDogs. A 4-3 shootout win on Friday in Kitchener, followed by a 6-3 win in Beamsville Saturday night. 

Rickard Hugg gave the Rangers a 1-0 advantage at the 4:20 mark of the first, with his second goal of the preseason. Assisting on the goal were Justin MacPherson and Donovan Sebrango. The IceDogs were kept off the board in the first 20-minutes.

The second period saw five goals. IceDogs Jake Uberti evened the score 1-1 at 4:19, and at 7:21, a shot from the point by Oliver Castleman put Niagara up 2-1. Three Kitchener goals followed to double the Rangers advantage 4-2. Eric Guest, Carter Tresoor and Justin MacPherson each netted one for Kitchener.

The third started off with a goal by Greg Meireles at 6:24 to put the Rangers ahead 5-2. Just over two-minutes later, Philip Tomasino replied making it 5-3. And closing scoring in the game was Michael Vukojevic to end things 6-3 for Kitchener.

Joseph Garreffa, Kyle Gentles and Rickard Hugg each wore an “A” and skated as alternates to Greg Meireles with the “C”.

Hockey returns home to Kitchener on Friday, September 21 for the regular season Home Opener versus the Flint Firebirds. Puck drop is 7:30pm. Great seats still available!

Tickets to all regular season home games are $23.25 (adult), $19.25 (12-and-under) including HST, and are available in person at the Activa Box Office at The Aud or Centre in the Square, by phone (519) 578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977, or online.

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