Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

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Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

Postby attackisback on Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:03 pm

Last meeting with the rangers this season and a chance to tie the season series at 4. First time meeting since trade deadline and the 7-0 beat down on Sportsnet.
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Re: Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

Postby stevey on Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:12 pm

I'm predicting it won't be 7-0 Attack. I f they bring there A game it will hopefully be a good game it would be sweeeet to beat the Rangers.
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Re: Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

Postby cubby01 on Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:42 pm

And just like that, the Attack move up to #6, closing in on Saginaw and the Knights. Solid game tonight, scoring coming from 3 lines. Cade Robinson was excellent tonight and the goaltending was good enough.
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Re: Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

Postby Digger on Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:08 am

Attack climb the standings with 6-3 win
Greg Cowan, Pincher Creek Echo
By Greg Cowan, Owen Sound Sun Times

Saturday, February 3, 2018 11:15:25 EST PM



Aidan Dudas fights through a check from Austin McEneny during the first period of the Attack's game against the Kitchener Rangers at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre on Saturday night. Greg Cowan/The Sun Times The Attack's Brett McKenzie provides a screen in front of Rangers goalie Luke Richardson during the first period of the Attack's game against the Kitchener Rangers at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre on Saturday night. Greg Cowan/The Sun Times Big Logan Stanley of the Rangers is in the middle of a scrum featuring from left to right Kole Sherwood, Stanley, Logan Brown, Trent Bourque, Gioanni Vallati and Jacob Friend during the first period of the Attack's game against the Kitchener Rangers at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre on Saturday night. Greg Cowan/The Sun Times Attack captain Jacob Friend has words with the official following a scrum during the first period of the Attack's game against the Kitchener Rangers at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre on Saturday night. Greg Cowan/The Sun Times
After eight regular season games, and last year's playoff series, it’s clear there is no love lost between the Kitchener Rangers and the Owen Sound Attack.

“We have a history,” said Kevin Hancock after the chippy, chatty, game.

The Attack came out on top, 6-3, on Saturday night at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre, snapping the Rangers seven-game win streak.

The Owen Sound victory evens the teams at four wins apiece with no rubber match on the horizon unless it’s in the postseason.

Coming into the game, Kitchener’s newly minted top-line of Kole Sherwood, Logan Brown, and Adam Mascherin had combined for 30 points in their last five games.

Brown had only played three of those matches, and scored 10 points.

“Jacob Friend and Trent Bourque really stepped up. They didn’t give them a lot of room,” said assistant coach Al Letang following the game. “You could tell they were getting frustrated out there. It was fun to watch.”

The Attack went up 3-1 after the first period.

Kevin Hancock finished a nice passing play started by Jonah Gadjovich and pivoted by Nick Suzuki.

Not to be outdone, Logan Brown teed off a Kole Sherwood pass just 36 seconds later to tie the game.

Maksim Sushko and Jonah Gadjovich scored in quick succession to put the Attack back in the lead by the first buzzer.

Then, the teams got better acquainted.

Officials tried to herd the players off the ice, but scrums, face-washes, and jabs kept inciting the riots.

In the middle of it all, Jacob Friend, wearing a full-cage after getting cut in Friday night’s game, and Logan Stanley seemed to be enjoying the hostilities the most.

“We’re not going to shy away from that,” said Hancock.

Another Rangers deadline addition, Givani Smith, got the Rangers within one at 8:53 in the second period. Kitchener’s power play moved the puck around the outside of the zone opening up a shot for Riley Damiani which Smith tipped over Olivier Lafreniere.

Minutes later, Sushko scored again, this time on pass from Aidan Dudas who drove to the net before finding his line mate. The Belarusian’s 25th of the season gave the Attack a 4-2 lead.

“The veterans we have . . . they know the league, they’ve been around the league, they look at the stats and hear all the talk,” said Letang of Kitchener’s offensive weapons. “It’s a challenge for them.”

The Attack would give up one more goal to the Rangers’ top line, just 17 seconds after Sushko’s goal, Mascherin and Brown played catch with the puck in the Attack zone before Mascherin finished off the play with a shot in the slot. The sniper’s 34th of the season was a no-doubter off the stick.

In the third period, recent history and context would have most predicting a Rangers comeback, but the Attack shut Kitchener down allowing only six shots in the final frame.

“You go through some adversity and you definitely get a little bit stronger,” said Letang. “We’ve gotten great goaltending when we needed it, which really helps . . . I think it’s just a belief now.”

The Attack’s third line went to work in the final frame and carried Owen Sound to victory.

Cade Robinson set up Brett McKenzie’s 14th of the season by picking the pocket of Rangers defenceman Austin McEneny and sliding the puck over to his line mate.

Robinson then scored himself shooting five-hole on Luke Richardson.

“We’re reacting instead of thinking now. It just kind of all flows. The atmosphere was great tonight,” said Letang.

With the loss of Sean Durzi and Brady Lyle to injury, the Attack have been leaning heavily on experienced defenders Friend, Markus Phillips, and Trenton Bourque.

Letang said the trio are playing some of the best hockey he’s seen of them in recent games.

Bourque almost scored the first goal of his Ontario Hockey League career when his hail-mary clearing attempt toward the Rangers empty net careened off the post.

The victory moves the Attack into sixth place in the Western Conference, leapfrogging the Guelph Storm, and a point back of the Saginaw Spirit for fifth position - three points behind the London Knights in fourth.

“When you have a good group it translates onto the ice,” said Hancock. “You can see, people are sticking up for each other . . . it’s always fun to play with guys you like on and off the ice.”

The Attack now go on the road for three games starting with a trip to Peterborough on Thursday to take on the Petes. The game will be the first matchup of the season between the two teams, puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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Re: Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

Postby stevey on Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:08 am

Great game by all. I was right no 7-0 lol. Can you imagine what an Attack-Rangers playoff series would be like WOW. Today I centre out Cade Robinson he is quickly turning into a solid dependable player I love the way he is playing.
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Re: Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

Postby Floger on Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:44 pm

It would be a great 2nd round series for sure.
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Re: Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

Postby CHL Watcher on Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:51 pm

That was a good weekend.

This team looks a lot like the team we expected, right? A few different players than we may have expected, but the same look. Man, can they move the puck around in a hurry!

Goaltending has been good enough, for sure....and very timely.....and it has been enough to make the difference

You can see now, with most of the forward group back, that the depth this team has at forward is pretty darn intimidating.

Still no Lyle or Durzi (or Roberts)......huge kudos to the current D for the job they've done lately. Phillips had a "monster night". Solid weekend....nevermind the seven goals. Ollie seems to work well with his D and the team seems like they've found their mojo.

Those last two games....fast.....Attack style hockey.

I think a little bit of that swagger is back.

Way to go!
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Re: Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

Postby Overager on Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:38 pm

Owen sound always seems to play well against Kitchener ,particularly at Kitchener. The attack players probably enjoy playing in an OHL quality arena as opposed to playing in that little rink in Owen Sound.
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Re: Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

Postby hockeyhockeyhockey on Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:41 pm

Overager wrote:Owen sound always seems to play well against Kitchener ,particularly at Kitchener. The attack players probably enjoy playing in an OHL quality arena as opposed to playing in that little rink in Owen Sound.
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I think you are likely correct. Who wants to play in a sh^thole like Owen Sound ?

I'm surprised Trump lets the team into the USA to play Flint, Erie and Saginaw...
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Re: Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

Postby cubby01 on Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:29 pm

Hey Overager! It may me a tiny little crappy arena, buts it's our tiny little crappy arena!! So leave us alone.
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Re: Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

Postby Floger on Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:21 pm

Just so everyone knows the ice surface at the Bay Shore is the exact same size as the ice surface in the Auditorium in Kitchener (200 X 85). It is also bigger then a few of the OHL rinks.
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Re: Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

Postby Medway Bear on Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:37 pm

Floger wrote:Just so everyone knows the ice surface at the Bay Shore is the exact same size as the ice surface in the Auditorium in Kitchener (200 X 85). It is also bigger then a few of the OHL rinks.


Minor correction, the ice surface at Dom Cardillo Arena is 190 X 85, so it is actually smaller than the Bayshore.

Source: http://www.theaud.ca/en/theaudarenas/re ... cities.pdf
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Re: Game 49/68 Rangers @attack feb 3,2018 730 pm

Postby CHL Watcher on Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:04 pm

Medway Bear wrote:
Floger wrote:Just so everyone knows the ice surface at the Bay Shore is the exact same size as the ice surface in the Auditorium in Kitchener (200 X 85). It is also bigger then a few of the OHL rinks.


Minor correction, the ice surface at Dom Cardillo Arena is 190 X 85, so it is actually smaller than the Bayshore.

Source: http://www.theaud.ca/en/theaudarenas/re ... cities.pdf


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