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Ekelman has goal, assist to lead Majors to 3-1 OHL victory over Rangers

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Dustin Ekelman had a goal and an assist to lead the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors a 3-1 win over the Kitchener Rangers in an OHL game Wednesday.

The win extended Mississauga's unbeaten streak to five games.

Ekelman, 20, tied the game 1-1 with his fourth goal of the season midway through the second period. He then set up defenceman Blake Parlett a little more than three minutes later to put the Majors (15-4-1-0) ahead 3-1.

"It's always a lot more fun winning than losing," said Parlett, who scored his third goal of the season when he pinched in from the blue line and beat Kitchener goaltender Mavric Parks from close range. "It all starts in practice really.

"Everyone has a hard work ethic and the effort is there. It's pretty exciting right now."

Corey Bureau's sixth goal of the season was sandwiched between those by Ekelman and Parlett before a crowd of 4,857, mostly elementary school students from Mississauga who were part of a School Day game promotion.

Tyler Randell scored the lone goal for the Rangers (14-3-1-2), opening the scoring in the first.

Parks faced 32 shots while JP Anderson had a much easier time in the Mississauga net, stopping 16 shots. He faced only seven shots over the last two periods.

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