Rangers suffer road loss to Canfield - CVCA tournament next

Posted by Lakewood Rangers Varsity Ice Hockey on Dec 28 2020 at 07:27AM PST in 2020-2021

Lakewood’s Rangers suffered a tough 4-3 loss to the Canfield Cardinals on Sunday at the Deep Freeze in Boardman. Although Jude Johnson scored just 26 seconds into the game on a nifty pass from Gavin Fielder, the Rangers fell behind 3-1 in the second period. Pulling to within 1 with just 6 minutes to play on a power play goal by Eli Ladue, Lakewood gave up a goal to Canfield in the next ,minute to once again fall behind by two.
Pulling their goalie, Lakewood scored on an Alex Blinky shot with 30 seconds to ply, and had some solid opportunities in the last minute, but couldn’t come up with the game tying goal.
The loss dropped the Rangers to 3-2 on the season.
Next up for the Rangers is the CVCA Holiday tournament which will be held at the Garfield Heights Recreation center. Lakewood will open the tournament on Tuesday at 11am against the Host Royals. They will then follow up with a 2pm tilt against the Orange Lions. Because of the covid restrictions, no spectators will be allowed to view the game in person.
The team will then face of against Normandy on Wednesday morning at 11am and have either a consolation or championship game later on Wednesday.
Following the tournament, Lakewood returns home to host the Westlake Demons in a Saturday night contest at 7pm