It was a clean sweep for the Kitchener Rangers.
Kitchener has won four straight and eight of it’s last nine, with the lone loss coming in overtime in Windsor.
This weekend was the third – and final – time the team will play three games in three nights this year.
“That’s tough to play that much hockey against a very good hockey club that’s had a few days of rest,” said Rangers head coach Jay McKee. “I can’t say enough for how well each line competed.”
Key to the team’s success over the last nine games has been balanced scoring. In six of the nine games, the Rangers have not had a player with a multi-goal game.
“That’s really what winning as a team is all about,” said McKee praising each line for its hard work and chemistry. “If you want to go the distance in any league you need a team win and a team that plays together, like we are right now.”
Adam Liska and Connor Bunnaman each had a goal and an assist in the win. Liska has four points over his last four points.
“We started the last couple games playing really good. We’re strong with the puck and we play really good together,” said Liska, the import draft-pick from Slovakia, who’s English is getting better by the day. “I’m thanks to my teammates because Greg [Meireles] and [Cole Carter] are doing a really good job. They find me.”
Meanwhile, Captain Bunnaman has eight goals over his last eight games. After not scoring in his first six games, he’s leading the Rangers with 14.
Leading the way offensively with three assists in Sunday’s win was Jake Henderson. The overage forward was on The Mike Farwell Show last week saying he was hoping for three wins, in hopes of getting Monday off from McKee.
“I think they’ve earned a day off,” laughed the head coach. “It was in the playbook regardless of how the weekend went.”
“I’m very excited,” said Henderson, who has a big day planned. “A lot of play station. Maybe a soda pop and some Doritos I have in my bed right now.”
The Rangers are in North Bay on Thursday, Sault Ste. Marie Saturday and Sudbury Sunday. The next home game is December 1 against the Owen Sound Attack.