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Rangers' undefeated run snuffed at Sleeman Centre

The Kitchener Rangers had their season-opening five-game winning streak stopped in Guelph Sunday afternoon
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Matt Papais of the Guelph Storm battles for the puck with the Kitchener Rangers' Sunday at the Sleeman Centre.

I mean, it's not like they were going to go 68-0.

But anyone who had faint hopes the Kitchener Rangers would run the table this season had their hopes dashed Sunday afternoon, via a 4-2 loss to the Guelph Storm.

It was a frustrating game for the Rangers, who ran into penalty trouble and paid the price.

Guelph was two-for-six on the man advantage, and it got to a point where head coach and general manager Mike McKenzie was penalized.

He said there needs to be consistency from the officiating.

"Every game, it's something different," he said, "You just never know what you're getting.  One scrum, it's one guy.  The next scrum, it's two guys.  It's all over the map, so I think as a player, it's hard to play in those situations.  You just don't know what the standard is and the gauge is."'

McKenzie said it was too selfish of a game, and took responsibility for the minor he took for comments toward the officials.

On the score sheet, Joseph Serpa extended his point streak to six games with a goal, while Roman Schmidt scored his team-leading fifth goal of the year.

Jackson Parsons was credited with 24 saves in the loss.

Kitchener heads up north for a visit to Sault Ste. Marie Wednesday night.

Pregame on CityNews 570 starts at 6:35 p.m. with Mike Farwell and Chris Pope.

With files from Chris Pope.


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