DUNNVILLE (Feb. 5) — The Glanbrook Rangers were back in action after the second extended Covid-induced furlough of the PJHL season and they didn’t miss a beat from where they finished off in December as they recorded a 6-1 triumph over the Dunnville Mudcats. In their last outing, the Rangers notched an 8-1 decision over the Dundas Blues making that pair of performances by far their most impressive back-to-back offensive showings.
And that’s an encouraging sign for a team that has struggled at times to put the puck in the net: the Rangers have scored just 67 goals in 24 games, and with 14 of those tallies coming in their past two games, and it could bode well for their chances of gaining on Bloomfield Division-leading Dundas (who have 32 points to Glanbrook’s 29) in the race to the wire in this truncated campaign.
Harrison Farrugia led the charge for the Rangers with a pair of goals – his 4th and 5th of the season – while Ethan Cloutier (6), Tyler Mulholland (7), Brennan Ireland (3) and Sean Goliebiowski (with his team-leading 11th goal) rounded out the scoring. Ethan Cooke made 16 saves to collect his second victory since joining the Rangers in mid-December.
The Rangers outshot the Mudcats 35-17 in the contest which, as seems routine when these two teams tangle, finished up with a flourish of penalties in the game’s waning stages. It was the last of five regular-season meeting for the two squads, with the Rangers coming out on top with a 4-0-0-1 record, the only blemish being a 4-3 overtime loss back on Nov. 24. The Rangers have won five of their last six games.