The slow start in the first period witnessed last Sunday in Mississauga re-appeared tonight when the Peterborough Petes visited The Aud. The difference tonight being Chris McGonigle.
McGonigle, making his regular season debut on home ice, slammed the door on the Petes. He turned aside 18 shots in the first period and 32 by the end of the regulation as he registered his first OHL shutout in only his third game of his young career.
The scoreless first period saw the Petes out-shooting the Rangers 18-7.
The game remained scoreless until of 4:38 mark of the second period when Jacob Cascagnette converted a cross-crease pass from Jake Henderson into a wide open net.
Adam Mascherin continued to display his shooting skills when he lifted the Rangers to a 2-0 lead on a hard wrist shot through a Pete’s defender’s legs and past a screen Dylan Wells at 16:77. The Rangers took over the shot clock with a 14 -6 margin when the period ended.
Shots on goal were 9-8 Rangers in the third period for a game total of 32-30 in favour of the Petes.
Kitchener was 1-for-6 on the power play, while Peterborough was 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
With three successful penalty kills, Heffner Lexus Toyota graciously donates another $30 to the Heffner Lexus Toyota PK Tally for a running total this season of $480 in support of Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear.
Cascagnette (KIT) (3), Mascherin (KIT) (2), and McGonigle (KIT) (1) were selected as the Three Stars of the Game.
The Rangers are back in action Sunday, October 30, when they host the Saginaw Spirit, at 2:00pm.
Regular season tickets to Kitchener Rangers home games are $22.50 each for adults, $18.50 for children 12 and under, including HST and are available in person or by calling the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Box Office or Centre in the Square (519) 578-1570 -or- 1-800-265-8977, or by purchasing online.