- Kitchener centre Greg Meireles returned after serving a two-game suspension.
- After going 0-for-18 Kitchener's power play is 4-for its past -7.
- Mason Kohn was wearing an 'A' on his sweater with Darby Llewellyn a healthy scratch.
- Adam Mascherin has six points in his past two games and is creeping up the OHL scoring ladder.
- A second period tally by Albert Michnac was reviewed and ruled a goal. Kitchener staff believe the marker never went in. It didn't appear to go in after watching a replay. If true, it's the third reviewed call that went against the Rangers and in favour of the home team this month. The OHL admitted the video goal judge got it wrong the last time in a game in Kingston.
- The OHL really needs to clamp down on how they review goals. It was like a circus up here with guys coming and going from the video goal judge review room. Too many cooks in the kitchen all offering opinions. Either the guy is qualified to do the job or not. Make a call, stand by it. Hearing everyone's thoughts only complicates things.
- OHL officials working games in their area is a big problem. One here was making comments about the Rangers staff in a snide way that inferred a bias.
- The score was 5-2 but there were two empty netters. So the disputed goal really did matter as it tied the game. Without it, it's 2-1 Rangers and the team plays a different game the rest of the way.
- Guelph coach Jarrod Skalde didn't have much to say about the goal nothing that he hadn't seen a replay. Paul McFarland said something similar in Kingston. Just once I'd like the opposing coach on a controversial play to have an opinion on it - admit they got away with one or back the refs.
JB's top three Rangers: Dylan Seitz, Jacob Cascagnette, Frank Hora
D Merrick Rippon (2nd round): Ottawa, CCHL - 31 GP, 4G, 13A D Jack York (5th): Kemptville, CCHL - 31 GP, 1G, 3A G Lucas Pfeil (6th): Ridley College - Record: 11-5, 2.17 GAA F Liam Peyton (6th): Gloucester, CCHL - 23 GP, 5G, 1A F Ian Vucko (10th): Kitchener, GOJHL - 12 GP, 1G, 0A F Brayden Patricia (11th): New Jersey Hitmen 16U - 13 GP, 6G, 10A D Jack Tucker (14th): Buffalo, OJHL - 32GP, 0G, 13A
F Jacob Tortora (1st, acquired via trade): USNTDP - 28 GP, 11G, 10A D Tyler Inamoto (6th): USNTDP - 28 GP, 2G, 4A F Scott Del Zotto (12th): Toronto Jr. Canadiens, OJHL - 10 GP, 3G, 2A
G Jack LaFontaine (3rd): University of Michigan - Record: 1-4-1, 3.13 GAA D Griffin Luce (5th): University of Michigan - 10 GP, 0G, 0A D Adam Fox (8th): Harvard - 11GP, 1G, 15A F Tom Novak (13th): University of Minnesota - 16 GP, 4G, 7A
D Charles McAvoy (6th): Boston University - 16 GP, 1G, 11A
- Rangers F Greg Meireles will serve the first of his two game suspension for slew footing.
- London D Victor Mete is away at Canada's world junior camp while F Adrian Carbonara is serving a suspension for slew footing. F Max Jones (wrist) is also out.
- The slew-foot-a-thon continues. London's Cole Tymkin was nailed for one on Jacob Cascagnette and was tossed from the match in the first period. The Knights killed off the five minute match. A slew foot penalty has been called in the past three Rangers games.
- One of the smallest crowds I've ever seen at the Bud Gardens. The snowy weather no doubt played a part. It was still three quarters full and probably sold out in tickets.
- London scored two goals in 50 seconds in the first period.
- Riley Damiani showed some heart by scrapping Liam Foudy late in the game. He was sporting a fighter's face after the game. He's a keeper moving forward.
- Jeremy Bracco's point streak ends at 26 games. Second longest in franchise history.
- Coach Jay McKee called out his older players for missed assignments after the game.
- Kitchener's PP is 0-18 over the past five games. Parsons did make some get-out-of-town saves tonight.
- Nick McHugh converted a penalty shot. Three of his seven goals are shorties.
- Kitchener is 0-3 vs. London and 0-1 vs. Erie this season. The team still hasn't played Windsor or the Soo.
- Draws 33-17 London.
JB's top three Rangers: Riley Damiani, Nick McHugh, Dylan Seitz