Rangers end season with dominant win

Published on Tuesday, 21 February 2023 07:49

The Parkland Rangers ended the 2022-23 season with wins in five of their last seven games.

The week began with an 11-0 loss to the league-leading Brandon Wheat Kings, Wednesday in Brandon.

Luke Lepper recorded five assists for Brandon in their win, while Ethan Stewart had two goals and an assist.

Nine other players recorded two points each, including Kaeson Fisher, Keenan Skrupa and Cole Temple who had two goals each. Brady Turko, Declan Hoad and Skylar Ramsey added singles.

K.C. Couckuyt made 26 saves to post the shutout. Kyler Swanton and Chase Glover combined to stop 31 shots in goal for Parkland.

The Rangers rebounded in a big way in their season finale, Saturday in Swan River.

Cash Clarkson scored three times and added a pair of assists to lead Parkland to a 12-4 win over the Norman North Stars.

Tavyn Boychuk and Dru Mushumanski each had a goal and three assists and AP callup Trace Langan had two goals and an assist, while Connor McKay chipped in with a goal and two helpers.

Andrew Pidskalny, Havryil Simchuk, Hayden Seib and Wesley Gryba-Smith added singles and Swanton made 31 saves in recording the win.

Daylin Monias scored three times for Norman, with Logan Marr adding a single. Paxton Moore made 39 saves in the loss.

Parkland finishes the season with a 12-25-7-0 record for 31 points, 11 points out of a playoff spot

Five players - Gryba-Smith, Bo Eisner, Madden Murray, Skyler Carriere and Swanton - graduate from the Rangers program.

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