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Rieder, Bailey four points each as the Rangers crush the Otters

Sunday, 02.03.2013 / 5:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Rieder, Bailey four points each as the Rangers crush the Otters

KITCHENER, Ont. - Tobias Rieder scored three times and added an assist and Justin Bailey had two goals and two assists as the Kitchener Rangers downed the visiting Erie Otters 11-4 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Brent Pedersen had two goals and an assist for the Rangers (30-15-6), who improved to 18-6-2 on home ice, while Joshua Leivo, Josh Sterk and Max Iafrate each had a goal and assist.

Marca Marcantuoni scored a single goal to round out Kitchener's offence.

Fresh off his four-game suspension, Adam Pelech returned to the lineup and scored twice for the Otters (15-29-8), who are winless in seven games, and Hayden Hodgson and J.P. Labardo had a goal apiece.

Joel Vienneau stopped 26-of-29 shots for the win, however Jack Moylan replaced Vienneau four minutes into the third period to finish the game. Moylan allowed one goal on three shots in relief.

Devin Williams took the loss after giving up six goals on 31 shots through two periods of play. Daniel Dekoning played the third period for Erie and stopped 16-of-21 shots.

The Rangers scored on their only power-play opportunity while the Otters scored once on four chances with the man advantage.

Kitchener has beaten Erie in five of seven games this season and they will meet once more on Feb. 16th in Erie.

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