It feels weird sitting in the media room at the Aud.
This is, after all, the first home game in three weeks. Fans missed a victory, but not much more as the club went 1-4-0-1 over the six-game span.
Last night's debacle made me want to take a cold shower, it was that dirty of a loss.
Maybe some home cookin' will help the lads tonight.
As for the lines, for Kitchener it's:
Radek Faksa-Matia Marcantuoni-Justin Bailey
Brent Pedersen-Ryan MacInnis-Nick Magyar
Darby Llewellyn-Curtis Meighan-Mike Davies
Mason Kohn-Jimmy Soper-Scott Teskey
Ben Fanelli-Frank Hora
Max Iafrate-Evan McEneny
Logan Schmidt-Jared Gilbert
Jordan DeKort (1-9) starts.
Kyle Hope-Holden Cook-Kurtis Gabriel
Gemel Smith-Zach Nastasiuk-Jaden Lindo
Gilbert Gabor-Daniel Milne-Brett Hargrave
Ryan Heeps-Justin Brack-Ethan Szypula
Chris Bigras-Brayden Rose
Kurtis MacDermid-Damir Sharipzyanov
Alex Annecchiarico-Thomas Schemitsch
Jack Finn (0-4-0-1) starts.
- The Rangers stood up on the bench until the first whistle. That's the first time I've noticed that this season.
- Second straight game that the Rangers were noticeably pushed around on the ice. Perhaps the reality of a young team.
- You can't say the Rangers aren't dedicated to the future -- Frank Hora and Logan Schmidt ran the points on the power play (both are 17).
- Second straight game that the fourth unit of Mason Kohn, Scott Teskey and Jimmy Soper has made a big difference.
- Folks at the Aud flashed the OHL scoreboard showing London leading Kingston 3-1 and the crowd began cheering. I thought it was a sign of the apocalypse, then I noticed fans were cheering for a goalie in the Timbit game on ice at intermission.
- I think it's safe to say Owen Sound was playing for the tie. Four third period shots? Wow.
- Best game so far for goalie Jordan DeKort. Kudos to Attack keeper Jack Finn, a backup who staved off a determined Kitchener bunch down the stretch.
- Third shootout in the past four games. Second time coach Troy Smith went Faksa-Llewellyn one-two in the order.
JB's top three Rangers: Brent Pedersen, Matia Marcantuoni, Jordan DeKort