Rangers crush Spitfires for sixth straight win

The Kitchener Rangers won their sixth consecutive game on Friday night, with a 9-2 win against the Windsor Spitfires at The Aud.

Kitchener now has 100 goals on the season, the most in the OHL.

Windsor scored the first goal of the night, but Kitchener responded with nine unanswered on their way to the win.

Head coach Jussi Ahokas didn’t love how his team started the game but said he would take the result.

“We kind of weren’t into the game, we kind of just expected we’ll win the game, and that’s usually when you don’t play that good,” Ahokas said. “We killed the penalties though, and after that, I liked our scoring, and then overall after that, I thought we were the better team for sure.”

Carson Rehkopf had a hat trick and an assist in the win, while Hunter Brzustewicz and Filip Mesar each had three points.

The Rangers went 8-for-8 on the penalty kill, and both Matthew Sop and Antonino Pugliese were penalized for fighting. Rehkopf said he appreciated his teammate’s efforts.

“The best thing for us was how everyone stepped up there with [Pugliese] fighting, and [Sop] fighting, I think that’s unbelievable for our group,” he said. “That’s something that matters more than anything else, everyone knowing on the bench that everyone has each other’s back I think is the biggest thing for us.”

The Rangers are in Windsor for a rematch with the Spitfires on Saturday.

CityNews 570 has the call, with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Catch Friday night’s episode of ‘Rangers Talk’ right here.

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