Noah Matteson had a goal and a pair of assists for Glanbrook as the Rangers topped the vising Niagara Riverhawks 6-2 on Wednesday night.
After a scoreless first period, Drew Jedrzejewicz broke the stalemate early in the second period with a power play goal. With the Riverhawks being assessed a penalty right at the end of the first period, Glanbrook started the second period with a man advantage. And take advantage of it they did as Jedrzejewicz got his stick on the puck and found the back of the net just 1:23 into the middle frame.
While that would be the only goal after forty minutes, the third period would see a flurry of goals before the final horn would sound.
Curtis Edwards doubled the Rangers’ lead to 2-0 in the first minute of the third period, with Noah Matteson adding another goal less than a minute later. While Niagara would start to threaten, answering with a goal of their own at the two minute mark of the third period, Glanbrook would add three more goals before the period was out. Jacob Kelly and Drew Jedrzejewicz netted goals in the final twelve minutes of the game, with Cole Anderson adding an empty netter to close out the game.
picked up the assist. Matteson dished an assist on Drew Jedrzejewicz’s goal that made the score 1-0 Glanbrook at 1:23 into the second period. He added another helper on Jacob Kelly’s goal that made the score 4-1 Glanbrook at 8:28 into the third period.
Noah Matteson, Josh Pace and Chris Haigh picked up a pair of assists on the night. Jacob Kelly, Joel Tivanian and Jeff May each chipped in one.
The Riverhawks were led by Dylan Lazarus, who registered one goal. Alex Cipriano provided the assist. Dante Zawadzki scored the other goal for Niagara. Niagara also received assists from Shawn Epp and Luke Brackett, who contributed one each.
The Rangers’ Matthew Venturelli stopped 18 shots out of the 20 that he faced.
The win improves Glanbrook’s record to 12-10-1 on the season, with the Rangers sitting in third place in the league. Glanbrook has the next week off with the Rangers lacing up the skates again one week from tonight when they will host the Simcoe Storm from the Glanbrook Arena. You can follow along on Twitter to live play-by-play with us when the game gets underway at 7:30pm.