The Boston Jr. Rangers took to the ice for 4 games in 6 days, and in frustrating fashion, they were only able to register a single point out of a possible 8. They got their point on Wednesday, when they fell in overtime to the East Coast Wizards by the score of 3-2. Following Wednesday’s loss, the Rangers started off the 2nd Eastern Hockey League Showcase of the season with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Little Flyers. Things didn’t get any better Sunday with a 4-1 loss to the Hartford Jr. Wolfpack, and Monday with a 4-2 loss to the New Jersey Rockets. The power-play play never got going for the Rangers, going scoreless on their 11 chances over the weekend. The penalty kill was a little bit better, killing off 11 of the 13 penalties they were assessed. Davis Algra collected a goal and 2 assists during the 4 game stretch.
Wednesday 11/5/14 - Tewksbury, MA
The first time the Boston Jr. Rangers and East Coast Wizards took to the ice, the Wizards came away with a 7-3 victory. Wednesday followed a different course, but ended in the same result for the Wizards.
The Jr. Rangers scored first when Joe Berardi got his 5th of the year, just about halfway through the 1st period. It was almost halfway through the 2nd period when CJ Grinnell tied things up for the Wizards. It was Tommy Royer getting into the action next, giving the Rangers the lead again before the 2nd intermission. That lead was short lived when Grinnell scored his 2nd of the game of the game to tie things up early on in the 3rd period.
Just under 5 minutes into overtime, Glen Wiswell ended it for East Coast. Evan Morelli was stellar in net once again, making 43 saves for the Rangers. Mike De Filippo made 37 saves for the Wizards in the victory.
Saturday 11/8/14 - Hookset, NH
Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Little Flyers was arguably the most frustrating result of the weekend. Mike Robinson was stellar in net, stopping 36 of 37 shots he saw come his way.
Philadelphia got their lone goal from Tyler Pietrowski, with Oleg Potemkin picking up the assist. Greg Procopio registered the shutout in net. The Little Flyers had a stellar weekend in New Hampshire, winning all 3 of their games by a combined score of 14-0. They proved why they are one of the top teams in the Eastern Hockey League, with a record of 14-1-1-1 in 17 games so far this season
Sunday 11/9/14 - Hookset, NH
The frustration picked up where it left off on Sunday, when the Jr. Rangers were only able to muster 16 shots agains the Hartford Jr. Wolfpack. Jeff Pierson picked up the lone goal for Boston, and Mike Robinson stopped 26 of 30 shots he saw go his way.
Hartford got goals from 4 different scorers, and Tyler Ellor got his 5th win of the season.
Monday 11/10/14 - Hookset, NH
In the final game of the showcase the Rangers were able to put 36 shots on net, but only beat Stephen East twice, which wasn't enough in a 4-2 loss at the hands of the New Jersey Rockets. Andrew Etheridge and Davis Algra scored the goals for Boston, with Evan Morelli made 33 saves.
New Jersey got goals from 4 different scorers, and East got his 2nd win of the season.
“It was a frustrating weekend for us. We came in feeling confident and excited for the showcase and for some reason could never get going” added coach Mario Martiniello.
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