Rangers complete A, AA regular season sweep
By Fred Sherwin
been a banner season so far for the Gloucesrer Rangers
Minor Hockey Association which last week clinched three
OEMHL regular season championship banners, including a
rare double at the Major Atom level.
the U10 Major Atom AA and Major Atom A squads finished
at the top of their respective divisions, while the organization's
U8 Novice A team also finished in first place.
AA team, coached by Mike Paron, finished the regular season
with a 26-2-2 record, 10 points clear of the Nepean Raiders.
In 30 games, the Rangers scored a remarkable 211 times
for an average of seven goals a game.
top scorer during the regular season was Owen Outwater
with 56 goals. He also had 39 assists for a total of 95
points. Six other players scored at least 10 goals, including
Christopher Barlas who scored 30 and Justin Clouthier
with 29. Matthew Saari and Owen Willgos shared the duties
in goal for the Rangers, combining for five shutouts and
a 2.40 GAA.
Major Atom A team managed to compile a 21-3-6 record under
the guidance of head coach Mike Branchaud, to finush 13
points clear of the Ottawa Sting. They led the division
in both goals scored with 104, and goals against, allowing
team's top scorer was Atiqtalaaq Uuttuvak with 22 goals,
Nicholas Aubry had 18 and Morgan Deslauriers scored a
baker's dozen. The goaltending duties were shared by Olivier
Roy-Lapierre and Derrick Champagne who combined for a
paltry 1.45 GAA.
Rangers third regular season banner was won by the Major
Novice A team which compiled a 26-2-2 record under the
guidance of head coach Mike Murphy.
three regular season champions are hoping to add a post
season championship banner to their collection to make
a perfect pair.
OEMHL playoffs kicked off on Wednesday and all three teams
managed to win their opening round game fairly handily.
Major Novice A team shutout the Cumberland Jr. Grads 4-0;
the Major Atom A squad downed the Ottawa Sting 3-0; and
the Major Atom AA team topped the Rideau St. Lawrence
2 in all three series will be played later today.
12:30 p.m., Feb. 13)
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