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Rangers' struggles continue with another loss to London

A three-goal second period for the London Knights helped lead the way to a 6-3 win over the Kitchener Rangers at the Aud Sunday afternoon

After four straight wins at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium to start the year, the Kitchener Rangers have run into trouble delivering a win at home.

Make it six straight home losses, the latest coming at the hands of the rival London Knights, 6-3 the final Sunday afternoon.

They looked good through 20 minutes, going into the break with a 1-1 tie and both teams getting roughly the same amount of offensive zone time.

However, the Knights took over in the second with three goals --- including a pair scored 12 seconds apart --- before both teams exchanged two third period markers.

Kitchener drew within two late, thanks to power play goals from Mitchell Martin and Reid Valade.

That was likely the lone bright spot, after the Rangers came in on an 0-for-19 slump on the man advantage.

But London captain Luke Evangelista halted the momentum with an empty netter to cap his second straight four-point effort against the Rangers.

Sean McGurn led the way for London with a five-point afternoon.

Kitchener captain Francesco Pinelli had three points, including a goal.

The Rangers have lost two of their last nine overall, and await the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Friday night.

Pregame on CityNews 570 with Mike Farwell and Chris Pope starts at 7 p.m.


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