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Chris Festarini stops 32 shots as Niagara IceDogs beat Kitchener Rangers 2-0

Thursday, 11.01.2012 / 9:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Chris Festarini stops 32 shots as Niagara IceDogs beat Kitchener Rangers 2-0

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Chris Festarini made 32 saves for his second shutout of the season as the Niagara IceDogs beat the Kitchener Rangers 2-0 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday night.

Ryan Strome scored his 10th goal of the season and added an assist on Brett Ritchie's empty-net goal as the IceDogs improved to 10-6-1.

Strome scored at 17:38 in the second period before Ritchie secured the win with just over a minute remaining in the third.

Kitchener goaltender John Gibson turned aside 25 shots as the Rangers fell to 8-5-2.

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