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Rangers finish exhibition schedule undefeated
 


Justin Azevedo takes a faceoff against the Generals as Patrick Davis looks on.


Fun time's over for the Rangers, now the real test begins, the Rangers face back to back games againt the London Knights after completing a solid exhibition schedule where they were undefeated with a 2-0-3 mark in 5 games.  The two game showed much in the way of promise from some of the Rangers' young guns, however raised questions about the Rangers netminding that allowed 10 goals over the two matchup.

On Friday night, the Rangers drew the Oshawa Generals whom were forced to play out of Bowmanville due to conditions at the Oshawa Civic Centre.  Infront of a small but very loud crowd of 756 (nearly capacity) , the Generals were very quick to please, jumping out to a very quick 3-0 lead over starter: Eric Pfligler and the Rangers.  The Rangers would hack away at that lead for most of the night outshooting the Generals by a good margin in the process.  The Generals started their ace netminder: Dan Turple, who faced an increasing onslaught of Rangers shots, especially in the third period where the Rangers dominated.

Veterans Adam Keefe and Paul McFarland would get the Rangers on the board.  Then the kids took over.  Joe McCann scored his second of the exhibition schedule and Matt Pepe would tie the game later in the second period with a goal, making it two games straight that he scored in.  The Generals regained the lead in the late going of the second period, and Patrick Davis brought the Rangers back to even terms midway through what was a dominant third period for the Rangers.  Final score Generals 5, Rangers 5

In Erie, the Rangers and Otters each played the final games of their exhibition schedules infront of a crowd announced at over 3,400, David Clarkson playing in his last game before October when he is eligable to return from his suspension scored twice.  Patrick Davis scored for the second straight game and Adam Keefe scored in his third consecutive game.  1st round pick: Justin Azevedo scored the winner in the third period and captain: Michael Richards also had a tally.  Carlo DiRienzo started and finished the game allowing 5 goals, the Rangers won by a score of 6-5.