Matteson with a pair as Rangers and Shamrocks play to 3-3 tie

Noah Matteson scores a pair of goals for Glanbrook as the Rangers took a lead early in the third period, but two late goals from Hespeler tied the game as the two teams played to a 3-3 tie. The single point bumps the Rangers up into a three-way tie with Grimsby and Hagersville for first place in the South Bloomfield Division.

Hespeler got the scoring started early in the first period. Austin Reilly opened the scoring at 5:07 of the first period. The lead would last for just over twenty minutes until Noah Matteson tied the game at 6:21 of the second period.

Glanbrook doubled their lead and then pulled away seconds later with back to back goals in the third period. Noah Matteson netted his second goal of the game on the power play at 5:28 of the third period. The goal was followed up 25 seconds later when Noah Baltzer lit he lamp at 5:53 of the period.

The two goal lead would last just under six minutes when a Glanbrook penalty got the Rangers in trouble. After Dawson Shackelton got slapped with an interference penalty, Hespeler’s Devin Schneider took advantage with a power play goal at 11:43 of the third period. Nick Donelle tied the game for the Shamrocks at 14:59 of the final frame.

Neither team could retake the lead through the rest of regulation or overtime and the game ended in a tie.

Mitchell Robinson stopped 42 of 45 shots between the pipes for the Rangers.

Next up the Rangers will play the first of their final three regular season games when they host the Nigara Riverhawks on Wednesday night from Glanbrook Arena. Game time is set for 7:30pm.

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