It has been a big rebound season for the Sting who are already two wins shy of last year's entire win total.
Part of the reason for the turnaround, according to GM Nick Sinclair, is the team's massive depth.
But good news for the Rangers, that depth will take a hit tonight as the club will be missing two of its top players - Pavel Zacha and Vlad Kodola - to the world junior championships and three defencemen and a forward to injury.
Leading the charge for the Sting will be a trio of local products in Waterloo's Brandon Lindberg (in photo) and Chase Campbell and Kitchener defenceman Alex Black.
Also, keep an eye on forward Jordan Kyrou who, at just 16, is turning some heads.
Brent Pedersen-Ryan MacInnis-Justin Bailey
Brandon Robinson-Gustaf Frazen-Nick Magyar
Darby Llewellyn-Curtis Meighan-Adam Mascherin
Mark Bzowey-Connor Bunnaman-Mike Davies
Doug Blaisdell-Max Iafrate
Frank Hora-Liam Maaskant
Thomas Welsh-Dylan Di Perna
Dawson Carty (7-4-1-2) starts.
Pat White-Daniel Nikandrov-Nikita Korostelev
Alexandre Renaud-Stephen Pierog-Jordan Kyrou
Brandon Lindberg-Troy Lajeunesse-Noah Bushnell
Davis Brown-x-Chase Campbell
Zachary Core-Anthony DeAngelo
Kevin Spinozzi-Jeff King
Alex Black-Jake O'Donnell
Taylor Dupuis (10-4) starts.
- Forward Mason Kohn re-aggravated his shoulder and is out for tonight's game. He is day to day.
- Rangers D Dmitrii Sergeev is still dealing with the illness that kept him out of Tuesday's game and is also day to day.
- When games are broadcast on Sportsnet, like tonight, any flow to the game is absolutely erased due to the timeouts and live interviews.
- It's hard to understand how this same Rangers team beat Erie 7-4 two days ago and now drops a 4-1 decision to a depleted Sarnia squad.
- Unlike in Tuesday's win, another slow start didn't help. Not sure if it was the TV thing or what, but that hard hitting, in your face game that Kitchener has showed was absent.
- Hats off to Gustaf Franzen for standing in front of the Sting net, but it seems like a job for rugged winger Brandon Robinson.
- A great game by Sarnia d-man Kevin Spinozzi. He picks up two assists and blocks what looked like a sure goal in the third period from the slot.
- Just four minutes in penalties taken by the Rangers in this one. Kitchener's PP was 0-for-5, and shot blanks on a 5-on-3 for 57 seconds.
- That's eight goals against in the past two games for Rangers' goalie Dawson Carty.
- Not sure who was sitting the press box from Sarnia tonight - the bus driver? But for 60 minutes I had to listen to the older gent rip the Sting players apart. Your team wins 4-1 on the road the night after playing a game and every guy on your team is a bum? I tell ya, the things I hear.
JB's top three Rangers: Gustaf Franzen, Nick Magyar, Frank Hora