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Rangers rock Otters on 80's night

Carson Rehkopf recorded his second hat-trick of the year. He and Joseph Serpa had four-point afternoons as the Rangers got off the schneid
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Kitchener Rangers forward Carson Rehkopf

It was the biggest offensive outburst of the season for the Kitchener Rangers. 

The Blueshirts celebrated 80's night at The Aud, and bopped the Erie Otters 8-4.

"I saw some confidence, I saw some life, I saw us get to the net, I saw our power play get going; so it was great," said a happy head coach Chris Dennis. "When we have guys out of the lineup, and goals are going to be at a premium for us right now, our power play is a chance when we have our best players out there to make something happen, and they did that tonight. 

Kitchener went 3-for-7 with the man advantage in the game. A great sign, considering the team was 2-for-17 over their previous five games. 

Two of those power-play goals came in the first period, where the Rangers scored early and often - something they've struggled to do this year. They scored four goals in the first period, and another three in the second frame. 

Carson Rehkopf led the way with a hat-trick for Kitchener, his second of the year. He, and Joseph Serpa, had a four-point-game. 

"Closing out a weekend with a big win, against a team we've struggled with this year, is big for the confidence of this group," said Rehkopf. "I really think it's going to help us."

After three straight losses, and being the second lowest scoring team in the Western Conference, scoring eight goals is sure to help the team's confidence. 

They'll try and ride the power of positivity into Friday's home game against the Windsor Spitfires. Mike Farwell and Chris Pope will have the pregame show at 7 p.m. on CityNews 570.

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