Rangers battle but fall to Frontenacs

The Kitchener Rangers put in a good effort on Friday night but fell to the Frontenacs 5-4.

Carson Rehkopf scored two goals for the Blueshirts including the game-tying goal with just 1:48 remaining in the 3rd period. However, Luke McNamara scored the game-winning goal just 32 seconds later for Kingston.

Despite the loss, 570’s Colour Commentator Paul Fixter said it was a much-improved effort from the Rangers compared to their loss to Erie last weekend.

“I think one thing the coaching staff is also looking for is an honest effort, it doesn’t guarantee a win, but it gives you a chance, and they had a pretty good effort throughout the lineup,” Fixter said. “There were a few individual mistakes, and a couple of bad bounces that cost them goals, and in the end cost them the game.”

Rehkopf’s two goals give him 39 for the season. His first goal which opened the scoring snapped a nine-game goalless drought.

“It felt good, obviously a tough stretch of games, you kind of go through those every you,” Rehkopf said. “Just trying to stay positive, and play my game, try and effect the game any way I can. So, it was definitely nice to get a couple tonight.”

The Rangers face the Ottawa 67’s on Saturday afternoon.

Listen to the game on CityNews 570 with pregame coverage beginning at 2:30 p.m.

You can listen to Friday night’s Rangers Talk postgame show by clicking here.

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