Rangers’ Richardson rocks; team honours Don Cameron (update)
Posted Sep 29, 2018 02:13:00 AM.
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Luke Richardson led the way.
The Kitchener Rangers’ goaltender stopped 31 shots Friday and the Blueshirts bopped the Ottawa 67’s 5-1.
“I know we scored five goals,” said Rangers head coach Jay McKee. “But, he was the player of the game. He was like a wall. He came up with some big saves. The goal – he’d probably like to have back, but he was great for us again.”
Richardson has only allowed three goals over two games and has a .947 save percentage.
His biggest save of the young-year came in the third period Friday in the form of absolute larceny of the 67’s Kody Clark.
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“The first save, I just got my pad down and saw the puck go right to the guy,” said Richardson. “I tried to get a strong push across and get my glove in front of it.”
Waterloo-native Chase Campbell and Jonathan Yantsis both had two points in Friday’s win.
It was Campbell’s first game as a Ranger since coming over from the Owen Sound Attack.
The Rangers embark on their first road trip of the season Saturday when they head to Windsor to face the Spitfires and former Kitchener first-round pick Grayson Ladd.
Pre-game on 570 News begins at 6:30 p.m.
TEAM HONOURS DON CAMERON
In only the second game of the season, the storylines were aplenty between the Rangers and 67’s.
Campbell was playing in his first game as a Ranger, against a team he played 56 games for – split between two seasons. The Rangers have a handful of players from the Ottawa area. Ottawa defenceman Merrick Rippon was a Rangers’ draft-pick, but couldn’t agree on a deal with Kitchener.
But, the night belonged to The Legend. Don Cameron was honoured in a pre-game ceremony detailing his 55 seasons and over 4000 games covering the Rangers on 570 News.
There was a video tribute, voiced by Kitchener public address announcer Dave Schneider, with stories from 570’s play-by-play man Mike Farwell and former colour commentator Gary Doyle. Both men stood with Rangers President Shawn McKelvie as a banner was raised to the rafters celebrating Cameron.
Cameron was not one for public accolades. But, the 6,597 in attendance Friday, were all in support of the accolades The Legend received, and more importantly, deserved.
Story by Chris Pope