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Generals motor by Rangers

'If our guys play like this every night they'll eventually get rewarded,' says head coach Jay McKee
Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images.

The funk continues for the Kitchener Rangers.


They've now lost six of their last seven games.


The latest came after a hat-trick from Serron Noel. The Oshawa Generals clapped Kitchener 4-2, Sunday.


"There's games in this league you come out with two points, but you didn't play the right way and probably shouldn't have won," said head coach Jay McKee. "There are games where you play well enough and maybe you deserve a better result. I thought it was a much closer game than the score showed at the very end."


The Rangers got goals from Riley Damiani and Liam Hawel, but the team's offensive struggles continued.


They've scored the fewest goals in the Western Conference.

Despite being in a rut, McKee likes a lot about the game against the Generals.


"We have to clean up a couple small mistakes we made in the D zone of course," said McKee. "But, if our guys play like this every night they'll eventually get rewarded."


Greg Meireles, Joseph Serpa and Jacob Ingham missed the game, again, with injuries.


Lucas Pfeil stopped 26 shots in the loss. He was making back-to-back starts for just the second time in his Ontario Hockey League career.


"He made some timely saves for us," said McKee. "All we ask for, from our goalies, is to give us a chance to win and make some timely saves."

"I felt pretty good for the most part," said Pfeil. "Whether [Ingham] is playing most of the games and I get the odd one, or I have to play two consecutive, my job is stop pucks."

The Rangers lone win in their last seven games came against the league-worst Kingston Frontenacs, who are at The Aud Friday.

Story by Chris Pope


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