The Rockets’ forward, Joel Hunt (22), gets a partial break on the Rangers’ goalie, Sam Limoges Ring in the first period. Limoges Ring made the save with his left pad. The Rockets fell to the Rangers in a tight one 3-1. Moore photo

CHESTERVILLE—The North Dundas Rockets played the South Grenville Rangers as part of a back to back series this past weekend as they travelled to Cardinal on Friday night and welcomed the Rangers on Saturday night.

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The North Dundas Rockets welcomed the South Grenville Rangers to the Chesterville Arena on Sat., Nov. 2, in the NCJHL. The Rockets were coming off a tough loss the previous night to the Rangers in the first half of a home and home series and looked to get back in the winning column. 

The Rangers opened the scoring at 9:17 of the first period as Jordan Dodge pounded one to the back of the net unassisted taking a 1-0 lead. The Rangers made it 2-0 when Joe McLean rattled one home from Dylan Sharpley just two minutes later. 

The Rockets cut the deficit in half when Joel Hunt tipped a shot from the point from Cameron Brown and Justin Lefebvre at 14:41. The Rangers took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission. 

The Rangers scored the lone goal of the second period when Dodge potted his second of the game from Matthew Berry at 17:12. 

The Rangers took a 3-1 lead into the second intermission. Neither team was able to score in the third period as the Rangers hung on for a 3-1 victory. With the win, the Rangers move nine points ahead of the Rockets sitting at the top of the league standings. 

The Rangers outshot the Rockets 40-19. Picking up the win in the Rangers’ goal was Limoges Ring making 18 saves and suffering the loss in the Rockets’ goal was Sebastien Moreau making 37 saves.

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The North Dundas Rockets travelled to the Ingredion Centre in Cardinal on Fri., Oct. 1, to take on the South Grenville Rangers in the NCJHL. The Rockets went into the game in second place in the West Division, five points behind the Rangers who sat in first place with just one loss in the season. 

The Rangers opened the scoring when Jordan Dodge scored a shorthanded goal at 12:30 of the first period from Brody Ranger and Connor Kennedy taking a 1-0 lead. The Rangers made it 2-0 when Cole Edgely snapped one home from Kennedy and Ranger at 16:29. 

The Rangers took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission. The Rockets cut the deficit in half when Joel Hunt pounded one to the back of the net from Aidan Whynot and Jack Van Kessel at 5:08 of the second period. 

The Rangers got that one back at 10:34 as Mathieu O’Brien slid one home from goalie, Sam Limoges Ring and Ranger on the power play. The Rangers took a 3-1 lead into the second intermission. The Rangers made it 4-1 when Dodge scored his second of the game from Ranger and Matthew Berry at 17:22. 

The Rockets got to within two with 1:49 remaining as Justin Lefebvre ripped one home from Hunt but it was too little too late as the Rangers took the game 4-2. With the win, the Rangers moved to seven points up on the Rockets in the standings. 

Picking up the win in the Rangers’ goal was Limoges Ring and suffering the loss in the Rockets’ goal was Sebastien Moreau. 

Up next

The North Dundas Rockets welcome the Morrisburg Lions to the Chesterville Arena on Sat., Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and travel to the St. Isidore Arena on Sun., Nov. 10, to take on the Eagles at 7:30 p.m.

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