Morelli’s 33 saves aren’t enough as Rangers fall to Warriors
Friday 10/17/14 - Tewksbury, MA
Evan Morelli stopped 33 of 37 shots for the Boston Jr. Rangers, but it wasn’t enough on Friday, as they fell to the Valley Jr. Warriors 4-0. It was a frustrating day for the Rangers who put 24 shots on net, but Drew Michals was stellar in his first shutout of the season for the Warriors.
The Warriors received goals from Brett Boyer, Van Sullivan, and Will Platt (2 goals). It was an awesome day for the Valley special teams units, going 1-4 on the power-play, and killing off all 5 power-plays they surrendered to the Rangers. They also added a shorthanded goal late in the 3rd period.
“We struggled getting to the high quality scoring areas afternoon. We need to do a better job getting to those “dirty” areas” said, coach Mario Martiniello.
Boston Jr. Rangers Next Games
The Jr. Rangers will enjoy a short break before a 3-game weekend next weekend. They will host the Walpole Express on Thursday, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights on Saturday, and cap off the weekend with a trip to Vermont to take on the Lumberjacks on Sunday. Follow all the action at easternhockeyleague.pointstreaksites.com.
Rangers Take Two of Three at the Columbus Day Showcase
The weekend started slow, but turned around quickly for the Boston Jr. Rangers. In their first game of the Showcase on Friday the Rangers fell to the New York Bobcats 4-1, but quickly bounced back with a 4-1 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights on Saturday, and 10-2 win over the New York Applecore on Sunday. The Rangers saw both Mike Robinson and Evan Morelli collect wins between the pipes, and Joe Berardi had 7 points over the weekend (3g, 4a), earning him "offensive player of the week" honors. The Rangers were perfect on the penalty kill, killing off all 8 power-play chances they gave up.
“After a slow start in the Bobcats game, the team really came together. They played ard the rest of the weekend and were rewarded with good results”, added Coach Mario Martiniello
Friday 10/10/14 - Hudson, NH
In his 2nd start of the season, Evan Morelli made 23 saves for the Boston Jr. Rangers, but it wasn't enough as they fell to the New York Bobcats by the score of 4-1. Davis Algra had the lone goal for the Rangers, and Mason Nichols got the assist.
The Bobcats received goals from 4 different scorers, David Kleyman, Stefan Koproske, Joey Maguire (Empty Net), and CJ Totillo (Empty Net), and Brandon Rathwell made 27 saves in the victory. The Bobcats are currently the top team in the Eastern Hockey League’s Central Division.
Saturday 10/11/14 - Hudson, NH
Mike Robinson returned the goal on Saturday and made 27 saves, leading the Rangers to a 4-1 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. Ben Piecz, Joe Berardi, Tommy Royer, and Davis Algra all had 2-point nights for the Rangers.
Zach Remers had the lone goal for the Knights, with Tanner Bennett and John Regnart collecting assists.
Sunday 10/12/14 - Hudson, NH
The Rangers exploded in a big way, lighting the lamp 10 times on the way to a victory over the New York Applecore. The Rangers had 7 different players score, and 10 players collect more than 1 point. The power-play was also effective going 2 for 5.
Keaton Baum scored both goals for the Applecore, and Trevor Mack had an assist.
Rangers top Oilers and fall to Monarchs - Split Weekend Set
It was an up and down weekend for the Boston Jr. Rangers EHL team, with a 4-3 victory over the Connecticut Oilers on Friday night, followed by a 5-2 loss to the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs Saturday afternoon. Mike Robinson compiled 74 saves in the 2 games, and Thomas Evans had 3 assists over the weekend. The team’s power-play was effective this past weekend, converting on 3 of their 10 attempts, and creating plenty of scoring chances.
“It was a good weekend, not a great weekend. We played very well against a strong CT Oilers team but came out a little “flat” vs the Monarchs the next night”, said coach Mario Martiniello
Friday 10/3/14 - Tewksbury, MA
In his 3rd start of the season, Mike Robinson made 45 saves for the Boston Jr. Rangers leading them to 4-3 victory over the Connecticut Oilers. Derek and Brett Mecrones each finished the night with a goal and an assist, and Thomas Evans came away with 2 assists from the point.
The Oilers received goals from Lucas Bombardier, Joe Pizzimenti, and Marc Happy, as well as a strong effort from Chris Bastone in net, who entered the game in relief of Luiz Dibble.
Saturday 10/4/14 - Hookset, NH
Connor Shephard tallied a goal and an assist for the Boston Jr. Rangers in a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs. Mike Robinson took the loss in net, stopping 29 shots along the way.
The Monarchs scored with 6 seconds left in the 1st period, and increased their lead all the way up to 4-0 by the halfway point of the 2nd period. The lead proved to be too much for Rangers to come back from. Connor Jewett had 2 goals for the Monarchs in the win.
Boston Jr. Rangers Next Game
The Jr. Rangers head to Hudson, New Hampshire next weekend for the first Eastern Hockey League Showcase event of the season. The weekend will include matchups with the New York Bobcats, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights, and the New York Applecore. Follow all the action at easternhockeyleague.pointstreaksites.com