BRAMPTON, Ont. - Justin Azevedo's first of two goals at 4:43 of the third period proved to be the winner as the Kitchener Rangers won their ninth straight game, defeating the Brampton Battalion 5-2 in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday afternoon.
The Rangers opened the scoring 22 seconds in when Mike Duco fired a wrist shot from the faceoff circle, beating Battalion goaltender Patrick Killeen.
The 1-0 score held until the 11:56 mark of the middle frame when Bobby Sanguinetti sent Mike Lomas in alone on a breakaway and Lomas slipped the puck past Josh Unice, tying the game at one. The stalemate lasted a mere 2:40 as Scott Timmons restored the lead for the visitors. Sanguinetti appeared to have tied the game at the end of the second period but it was determined his long wrist shot from the point found the net just as time had expired.
Mikkel Boedker also scored for Kitchener (15-2-0-0) while John De Gray tallied the second goal for Brampton (9-6-0-2).
Unice made 40 saves for the Rangers, while Killeen turned away 28 shots for the Battalion.