Rangers: 14-6-2-0, second in western conference
Petes: 12-10-0-1, tied for fourth in eastern conference
Head to head: This is the first meeting this season. Kitchener won both games against the Petes last season.
Game-time: 6 p.m.
The skinny: The game caps a busy weekend for the Rangers, one that saw the team outshoot Guelph 7-5 on Friday and rally to defeat Barrie 3-1 on Saturday. That’s three wins in a row for the Rangers and seven in their past eight games. Goalie Chris McGonigle picked up his first victory of the season in Barrie. Peterborough comes in on two days rest and has dropped four of its past five tilts.
Keep an eye on: Rangers F Adam Mascherin has two goals and six assists in his past four games.
Local connections: Petes coach Jody Hull grew up in Cambridge, assistant coach Mike Duco played for the Rangers from 2003-08 and defenceman Alex Black is a Kitchener native.
Adam Mascherin-Rickard Hugg-Kole Sherwood
Adam Liska-Greg Meireles-Cole Carter
Connor Bunnaman-Riley Damiani-Jake Henderson
Nick McHugh-Michael Petizian-Jonathan Yantsis
Logan Stanley-Joseph Garreffa
Connor Hall-Kyle Gentles
Giovanni Vallati-Jack York
Luke Richardson (7-5-1-0) starts.
Logan DeNoble-Jonathan Ang-Chris Paquette
Matyas Svoboda-Zach Gallant-Pavel Gogolev
Bobby Dow-Semyon Der-Arguchintsev-Nikita Korostelev
Chad Denault-Nick Robertson-John Parker-Jones
Alex Black-Matt Timms
Declan Chisholm-Austin Osmanski
Adrien Beraldo-Matt McNamara
Dylan Wells (10-8-0-1) starts.
- Chris McGonigle picked up his first win in more than a year last night in Kitchener's 3-1 win over Barrie. Right now, the plan in net is to rotate McGonigle and Richardson, according to coach Jay McKee.
- For the first five minutes it looked like the Rangers were feeling the drain of a three-in-three but boy did they respond. That second period was probably the team’s best one this season. The cycling, forechecking and effort was pretty impressive.
- My first look at the Petes this season and let’s hope this was an anomaly. They seemed to be standing around watching a lot in this one.
- The Rangers are showing some next level stuff. Winning streaks and dominating periods are things teams in contention pull off. Not hearing much from the camp that says Jay McKee can’t coach lately. Funny how that works.
- Peterborough goalie Dylan Wells deserves a stick tap. He kept it respectable.
- I’d be shocked if the Rangers aren’t listed in this week’s CHL top ten ranking.
- Rickard Hugg missed a wide open net in the third. Talk about snake bit.
- Kitchener played a disciplined game and only took two penalties. Just another positive to take away from this one.
JB’s top three Rangers: Adam Liska, Connor Bunnaman, Jake Henderson