Kitchener Rangers close out regular season with fourth straight loss

The Kitchener Rangers closed out their regular season on Saturday with an overtime loss to the Erie Otters, 4-3. It’s the Rangers fourth loss in a row.

Erie forward Martin Misiak netted the game winner in overtime to seal a victory for the home team.

Rangers Colour Commentator Paul Fixter discussed the loss after the game, and said the Rangers play has been even more worrying than what the losing streak looks like on paper.

“I think the bigger concern is why they’re losing, and part of that it not enough offence,” said Fixter. “That needs to be a focus for the team as they get ready for the playoffs.

Hunter Brzustewicz registered two assists Saturday night tying him with Jason Gladney for top spot in Rangers franchise history for most points by a defenseman. Brzustewicz will end the season with 13 goals, 79 assists for 92 points in 67 games played.

With the loss, the Blueshirts have to wait on the result of Sunday’s Guelph Storm game to find out who their first round playoff opponent will be.

If the Storm can beat the London Knights Sunday, they will take the short trip down Highway 7 to play the Rangers in the first round. If they lose, the Rangers will take on the Otters to start the playoffs.

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