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Maxwell blanks former team as Sting win 3-0 over Kitchener Rangers

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KITCHENER, Ont. - Brandon Maxwell turned aside 25 shots Friday night as the Sarnia Sting blanked the Kitchener Rangers 3-0 in Ontario Hockey League action.

It was a measure of revenge for Maxwell, who was traded this summer from Kitchener to the Sting for Brandon Francisco.

Maxwell wasn?t tested often Friday, unlike the last time he faced the Rangers (6-4-0) in Sarnia on Oct. 8, when the Sting (9-2-1) snuck out a 4-3 win. Maxwell stopped 24-of-27 shots in that game.

The only goal the Sting would need on the night was Anthony DeAngelo?s first period power-play marker. DeAngelo rifled a wrist shot over Rangers goalie John Gibson?s right shoulder just 4:32 into the game.

The Sting added to their lead less than five minutes later when Brett Ritchie squeezed a shot under Gibson?s arm from inside the right faceoff circle.

Nick Latta finished the scoring in the second period, converting Ryan Kujawinski?s pass to the side of the crease to complete a 2-on-2 rush.

Craig Hottot and RJ Mahalak also had assists for Sarnia, which went 1-for-5 on the power play. The Rangers were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Sarnia outshot Kitchener 32-25.

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