The KV Rangers finished in first place with a 24-4-2 record in the New Brunswick
Bantam AAA league after defeating the Dieppe Flyers 6-1 on Monday night.
It was the last regular season game for the Rangers as they prepare to co-host the
provincials, which begin Thursday at both the qplex and the Lord Beaverbrook rink
in Saint John.
Zach Long and Sam King each scored a pair for the Rangers while Will Kelly and Ben
Reid each added a marker. Chris Higgins earned two assists, while Reid, Will Drummond,
Jackson Thomas and Matt Mason each earned one.
Goalie Jacob Stewart stood on his head, stopping a penalty shot awarded to the Flyers
and all but one shot on goal.
Felix LeBlanc was the sole Flyer to find the back of the twine.
The provincial playoffs begin Thursday at 9 a.m. at both the qplex and the LBR.
The KV Rangers meet Miramichi at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday followed by a 7:30 p.m. meeting
with the Fredericton Canadiens. On Friday, they meet up again with the Dieppe Flyers
at 4:15 p.m. The Rangers face the Northern Blackhawks at 9 a.m. on Saturday. All
Rangers' games are at the qplex. For the full schedule, visit www.nbbantamaaahockey.com.