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Faksa scores twice as the Rangers blank the Steelheads 3-0

Friday, 09.21.2012 / 10:14 PM / News

The Canadian Press

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Radek Faksa scored two goals, including the game-winner, as the Kitchener Rangers shutout the host Mississauga Steelheads 3-0 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Midway through the second period, Faksa scored on a 4-on-3 power play to open the scoring for Kitchener (1-0-0.)

Faksa and Matt Puempel each scored on an empty net in the final minute of the third period to round out the Rangers' scoring.

John Gibson made 25 saves to earn the shutout for Kitchener while Spencer Martin stopped 30 of 31 shots shots in a losing effort for Mississauga (0-1-0.)

The Rangers went 1 for 3 with the man advantage while the Steelheads were blanked on six opportunities.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery