Win eludes Rangers in back-to-back games

The hockey gods were not smiling down on the Spirit River Rangers, it seemed. If winning also requires a confluence of divinely orchestrated moments, the Rangers could certainly have used one over the weekend. In a losing effort against the Dawson Creek Canucks at home on Friday, December 2, the Rangers were unrelenting on offense, driving way more shots than did their guests in the first period, 19-5. But when the buzzer sounded signalling the end of the first frame and the smoke cleared, the plethora of chances resulted in only one conversion, a game-tying goal that simply sent both teams squarely back where they’ve begun.

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