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Six wins in a row for the Rangers

Riding their longest winning streak of the season after a 5-1 victory in Mississauga Sunday afternoon
Marco Costantini

Heading into the holiday break, the Kitchener Rangers are rolling. 

They're riding their longest winning streak of the season. The Blueshirts stopped the Mississauga Steelheads 5-1, Sunday afternoon in the GTA, for their sixth straight win. 

"It's been fun to watch," said head coach Chris Dennis. "We've got a bit of confidence building here. We're defending well, we're keeping teams low on the scoreboard. It's kind of rounding into shape."

Over the six-game winning streak, the Rangers have outscored their opponents 32-7.

Safe to say, the Rangers have definitely, "figured it out." It's a phrase the entire team has used as of late, and head coach Chris Dennis recalls a turning point for his team. 

"That game in Guelph that started this was a real eye opener for everyone. We were short guys, but it was Pinelli's first game back from suspension," said Dennis. "It was a real dedicated effort to, 'whatever happens, just play the right way,' and let the chips fall where they may. We went out and did it, and we had a little taste of success."

"Now I think they're just having too much fun and they're like, 'Well, we might as well keep doing it.' It's been nice." 

Captain Francesco Pinelli has been a huge part of the turnaround. He's recorded 17 points over the last six games, including a goal and two assists Sunday. 

Former Oshawa Generals captain, Lleyton Moore earned two assists, giving him four in just two games with the Rangers. 

"It's unbelievable right now. Guys are making me feel welcome. Great D-Core. Great group of guys," said Moore. "We're going to keep it rolling after the break. We're happy right now." 

Marco Costantini allowed one goal against the Steelheads, stopping 30 shots. The overage netminder has stopped 94 of the last 96 shots he's faced. 

The Rangers are off, for the holiday break, until December 28th when they're in Owen Sound to see the Attack. 

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