BEDFORD, MA -- The Wizards traveled to the Breakaway Ice Center on Wednesday to cap off their regular season series with the Boston Jr. Rangers. Unfortunately, the Wizards fell to the Rangers in a hard fought battle and ended the season with a 3-3-0 record against their division rival. Regardless of the loss the Wizards stay right where they're at in 4th place in the North Conference.
"That was a good battle yesterday," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "With it already set in stone who are are going to face in the playoffs, we have to just keep building up the momentum until we get there.
After the Rangesr took an early lead, Brandon Turer tied up the game at one goal apiece near the eight-minute mark of the 1st period. Devin Panzeca then extended his point streak out to 18 games with a tally in the last minute of the frame to give the Wizards a one-goal advantage at the break. The Rangers tied up the game around halfway through the 2nd period, but Trent Pitser put the Wizards back ahead just before the six-minute mark of the frame. However, the Rangers would score the next 3 goals of the game to take a 5-3 lead. Dylan Schuett waited until the final minute of the third period to extend his point streak to 18 games with a goal to make it a 5-4 content. The Rangers would then tack on an empty-netter just seven seconds later and went on to win the game by a 6-4 final. Korbinian Lutz stopped 25 saves in the losing effort.
The Wizards will get back to work with a road game against the Valley Jr. Warriors tomorrow afternoon.