Rangers overcome three goal deficit

If anything, Edgewater Hotel should be getting used to games like these. For the third time in a couple of weeks, Edgewater has built an early lead,…

If anything, Edgewater Hotel should be getting used to games like these.

For the third time in a couple of weeks, Edgewater has built an early lead, only to watch it crumble in the final period of play. This was the case again Wednesday in Oldtimer hockey action at Takhini Arena.

After jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first 12 minutes of play, Edgewater helplessly watched as the Firth Rangers scored four unanswered goals on their way to a 4-3 come-from-behind win.

“We just got out played in the second period,” said Edgewater goalie John Grant.

“It’s called schizophrenic hockey. I don’t know, we get up and seem to change our style. Maybe subconsciously we just sit on the lead. The other team just chips away and chips away, and next thing you know…”

In their previous encounter on November 30 it was a similar story, with the Rangers picking up a tie after being down by three goals to Edgewater.

Tied 3-3 with less than nine minutes to play, Edgewater failed to clear the puck from their zone after a face off, allowing Rangers’ Ed van Randen to pick up the loose puck at the blue line and fired a wrister from the point to score unassisted.

“We’ll come around, we’ve clinched a playoff spot anyway,” said Grant facetiously, aware that all the teams make the playoffs. “We don’t want to peak too soon.”

The Rangers tied the game on a screened shot by Gerald Haase, assisted by van Randen and Sean McLeish.

“That was brilliant, this winger by the name of Jeff Hunston went in and screened the goalie,” said Huntson, praising himself jokingly. “John Grant never had a chance on it.

“I didn’t get much in way of stats, but I’ll take pride in the screening job I did.”

Edgewater’s goals were scored by Morley Lessard, Roger Hewlett and Brent Stokes, with Rick Seaman grabbing a pair of assists.

For the Rangers Ron Limoges scored first followed by an unassisted goal by Carl Burgess.

 “We don’t get a lot of beautiful goals, we get essentially mucking goals — they’re not pretty but they’re effective,” said Hunston.

“It’s the work ethic that we have on the team: never give up and good things happen.”

Other results

Klondyke Dental Molars 6, Kilrich 1

Molars: Alain Pelletier 2g, 2a; Rob Millar 1g, 1a; Les Luciak 1g; Paul Sahagian 1g, 1a; Lance Bevilacqua 1g; Laurie Malo 3a; Guy Morgan 2a; Adam Green 1a

Kilrich: Joel Witten 1g: Andy McLeod 1a; Pat Michael 1a

Weekend rec hockey results

Sunday

Y.E.S. Jets 11, Yukon Inn Boiler     Room 1;

Boston Pizza/Matco 5, Midget Mustangs 5;

Kwanlin Kanucks 9, Summit Savages 2;

ORC Tree Services 2, Kluane Drillers 2

Saturday

Kwanlin kanucks 4, Environlube Oilers 2;

Castlerock Enterprises 10, Summit Savages 2

Friday

Midget Mustangs 5, Yukon Appliance 5;

Narrow Gauge 12, Yukon Inn Boiler Room 1

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