A couple of bodies will be sitting nightly up front for the Kitchener Rangers, as long as the team stays healthy.
Tonight, it's forwards Scott Teskey and Eric Ming getting a rest.
The rest of the lines shake down like this:
Justin Bailey-Matia Marcantuoni-Brent Pedersen
Ben Thomson-Radek Faksa-Mike Davies
Darby Llewellyn-Ryan MacInnis-Nick Magyar
Mason Kohn-Curtis Meighan-Jimmy Soper
Ben Fanelli-Evan McEneny
Max Iafrate-Jared Gilbert
Dmitrii Sergeev-Frank Hora
Tyson Teichmann (2-2) starts.
Dane Fox-Connor McDavid-Connor Brown
Stephen Harper-Michael Curtis-Andre Burakovsky
Hayden Hodgson-Dylan Strome-Joel Wigle
Jake Evans-Kyle Pettit-Nick Betz
Adam Pelech-Darren Raddysh
Justin Felker-Spencer Abraham
Travis Dermott-Troy Donnay
Oscar Dansk (4-1-1-0) starts.
- The Otters arrived late due to traffic and border issues. Puck drop is now 7:40 p.m.
- A tough one for rookie Mike Davies who received a match penalty for slew footing on Nick Betz. That comes with an automatic one game suspension and possibly more once reviewed by the league.
- Erie goalie Oscar Dansk was superb and earned a well-deserved first shutout of his OHL career. Save of the game came with two minutes in change in the third when he reached behind him to save a goal.
- Fans sure missed that exciting, fast-paced effort shown in other home games this season, even in defeat.
- Discipline, or a lack thereof, hurt in the third period. The Rangers, down 3-0, were still alive in the third but two minors to Max Iafrate and Radek Faksa ruined any momentum.
- Kitchener remains in the basement of the midwest division. Been a while since they were there. Still very early, on a positive note.
- Need some good news? The Dutchies won their ninth in a row, edging Stratford 4-3. Ty Learn chipped in with a goal.
- Tough to pick a top three Rangers. I liked the spunk of the fourth line so ...
JB's top three Rangers: Curtis Meighan, Mason Kohn, Jimmy Soper