The Minor Midget AAA Rangers fought to the end but were edged by the Edmonton Centennials 4-3 at the JRC last night.

Xavier Halterman scored a pair of goals in the 1st and 2nd and Nathan Gottselig scored the final goal of the game in the 3rd.

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Coach Derek Hemsley says they played a really well team game. Hemsley notes he was very impressed with how the Rangers bounced back from being down 4-1.  Hemsley says they started off strong, but had one mental error and an unfortunate power play goal against which led to a goalie change which seemed to lift the teams' spirit.  Hemsley adds after giving up a power play goal at the start of the 2nd, they played a pretty good game as they came really close to tying it up multiple times. 

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Hemsley notes they've got more points in 2016 than the entire first half of the year, as they've come together as a team and are now really competitive.  Hemsley adds they're showing that even against some of the stronger teams.

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While the Rangers remain in last place, they're .500 (2-2-1) in their last five league games.

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The Rangers are on the road this weekend in Calgary for a pair of games.