Rangers: 4-2-1-0, second in western conference
Attack: 3-0-0-2, fifth in western conference
Head to head: Owen Sound edged Kitchener 4-3 in overtime earlier this season.
Game-time: 2 p.m.
The skinny: The Rangers had points in four of five games (3-1-1-0) before losing 5-2 to Guelph on Saturday. … Owen Sound is the only team in the OHL that has yet to lose in regulation. … The winner of this game will move into first place in the midwest division. … Attack F Nick Suzuki is on a roll with six points in his past two games.
Keep an eye on: Attack defenceman Sean Durzi has one goal and nine assists in his past four games.
Additional reading: Rangers pick up emotional win over Erie
Adam Mascherin-Greg Meireles-Cole Carter
Joseph Garreffa-Rickard Hugg-Adam Liska
Connor Bunnaman-Riley Damiani-Jake Henderson
Nick McHugh-Michael Petizian-Eric Guest
Logan Stanley-Connor Hall
Doug Blaisdell-Kyle Gentles
Giovanni Vallati-Jack York
Anthony Dumont-Bouchard (4-0) starts.
Jonah Gadjovich-Kevin Hancock-Nick Suzuki
Alan Lysczarczyk-Matthew Struthers-Ethan Szypula
Zach Roberts-Aidan Dudas-Chase Campbell
Marino Moro-Mitchell Russell-Daylon Groulx
Trenton Bourque-Markus Phillips
Jacob Friend-Sean Durzi
Nick King-Cole Cameron
Zack Bowman (3-0-0-1) starts.
- Former Rangers F Dylan Seitz scored his first goal for Moncton in Saturday's 6-5 overtime loss to Drummondville. Seitz was waived by the Rangers and picked up by the Wildcats last week. He has one goal and one assist in three games for the 'Cats, who are 1-0-2-0 since his arrival.
- The Rangers dedicated the game puck from Friday's win over Erie to former assistant coach Matthew Barnaby.
- Rickard Hugg is still searching for his first goal of the season but is heating up of late with four assists in his past three games.
- The third line of Connor Bunnaman, Riley Damiani and Jake Henderson has been the team's most constant line. One reason is because it's the one that gets matched up against the other team's best line.
- Connor Hall dropped the gloves with Owen Sound's Jonah Gadjovich for the team's first fight of the season.
- I think we may have underestimated Jeremy Bracco's impact on the PP last season. Meireles did score on the PP (and a beauty at that) but overall it sure struggled today. Few shots and chances.
- Owen Sound went on an 8-1 shots run to open the second. Kitchener didn't register a shot until nine minutes in.
- Logan Stanley extended his point scoring streak with the Rangers to six games (every game he's played).
- The Rangers not only locked it down in the third but increased their lead and that's a good sign because third frames have been an issue this season.
- Coach Jay McKee said ADB is the team's No. 1 goalie.
- A big opportunity ahead for the Rangers. They play the Soo Friday and will have a chance to knock off the OHL's best two teams in back to back games.
- Adam Mascherin was noticeable for his physical play this afternoon. Quite a few teammates had standout games as well - Kyle Gentles, Riley Damiani, Rickard Hugg and Adam Liska to name a few.
- The Rangers are tied for second overall in the OHL and Meireles, Hugg and Connor Bunnaman haven't really started to score yet. That's a good problem to have.
JB's top three Rangers: Anthony Dumont-Bouchard, Greg Meireles, Logan Stanley