CHESTERVILLE/CARDINAL – A four-point weekend combined with a loss by the Clarence Castors has edged the South Grenville Rangers into first place in the National Capital Junior Hockey League standings.
The first win of the weekend came at the expense of the North Dundas Rockets in their home.
Owen Webster, Jacob Servage, and Conner Kennedy put the Rangers up 3-0 in the first period. Cameron Cotnam fired back one goal for the Rockets with 16 seconds remaining in the period. South Grenville led North Dundas 3-1 going into the second.
Rangers’ forward Cooper Kingston added a goal in the second period while Jacob Montgomery added an insurance goal in the third period for the team. Kyle Green scored the second goal of the game for North Dundas early in the third as the Rockets fell to the Rangers 5-2.
South Grenville hosted the Metcalfe Jets the following day, picking up two points in a 4-1 victory. Zach Fraser scored twice while Noah Penney and Aidan Bailey each scored once in the lopsided victory. Nick Campeau had the lone goal for the Jets late in the third period.
The Rangers improve to a record of nine wins, one loss, and two ties for 20 points. They overtake the Clarence Castors, who have 19 points in the standing.
South Grenville visit the third-place and surging Gatineau Hull-Volant November 19 and host the St. Isidore Eagles November 20. Gatineau are undefeated (7-0) at home this season, and St. Isidore is on a two-game losing skid.
Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Morrisburg Leader