Rangers win opening game of Normandy Christmas Tournament
Behind a two goal performance of Eli Ladue, the Lakewood Rangers won the opening game of the Normandy Christmas tournament 4-1 over the Nordonia Knights. Ladue, who played his first game of the season , returning from a broken hand suffered during soccer season, got his first goal of the game in the third period and added an empty netter to finish off the Lakewood scoring. Jude Johnson opened up the Ranger scoring on a power play goal with 5 minutes gone in the first period. and Alex Blinky gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead 50 seconds into the third period on a power play goal. Michael Grucella turned away 15 of the Knights 16 shots in the win.
The Lakewood power play looked in mid season form scoring in two of three opportunities.
Lakewood returns home to host CVCA on Saturday night the 19th in the second game of a three game weekend, Puck drops at 8:10 for the contest.