Kitchener netminder John Gibson closed the door on the Saginaw Spirit to help lead the Rangers to a 4-1 win. Although the Spirit out-shot the Rangers 36-25 they were unable to get past Gibson.
The Rangers capitalized on the power play when Radek Faksa scored his first goal of the season at 14:37 of the first period. Michael Catenacci and Max Iafrate assisted on the goal.
Kitchener out-shot Saginaw 14-11 in the period.
Spirit Peter Hermenegildo leveled out the score 1-1 by the 1:52 mark of the second period.
The Rangers replied with back to back goals that gave them a 3-1 advantage. Jonathan Jasper with his first of the season at 3:30 and Zach Lorentz also his first at 4:38.
Matia Marcantuoni settled down a rolling puck and put it past Saginaw netminder Tadeas Galansky at the 16:00 mark and made it 4-1 Rangers.
The remainder of the period was scoreless. Shots on goal were 13 Saginaw and six Kitchener.
A blank third period gave Kitchener a 4-1 victory. Saginaw out-shot Kitchener 12-5.
1. KIT Faksa, (1) (Catenacci, Iafrate), 14:37 (PP)
2. SAG Hermenegildo, (1) (Trafford, Trocheck), 1:42
2. KIT Jasper, (1) (Rieder (EDM), Marcantuoni), 3:30
2. KIT Lorentz, (1) (Faksa), 4:38
2. KIT Marcantuoni, (1) (Rieder (EDM), Catenacci), 16:00