The top-seeded Rangers charged into Wednesdays Playoff Championship Night of the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Clubs Senior Floor Hockey League with two high-scoring wins.
Wednesdays tripleheader will see the Rangers meeting fourth-seeded Islanders at 6:30 p.m., the second seeded Penguins meeting the third seeded Red Wings at 7:15 p.m. and the two winners colliding for the playoff title at 8 p.m.
Rangers 7 - Penguins 3: Justyn McCormick scored a hat trick in the second half and Zach and Cote Bidwell each chipped in with two goals for the winners.
Jackson Jones, Alex Barrett and Hayden Ives all scored goals to pace the Penguins.
Islanders 11 - Red Wings 4: Alex Barrett scored four goals and Spencer Fishy Mayette and Ryan Petell scored hat tricks of their own for the Islanders.
Tristan Lovely, Aaron Staie, Will Kroeger and Mecci Johnson led the Red Wings.
Rangers 13 - Red Wings 6: Zach Bidwell and Cote Bidwell tallied four goals apiece and Alex Barrett found the back of the net five times for the Rangers. Dom Molinari, Will Kroeger and Spencer Mayette all scored two goals to pace the Red Wings
Islanders 7 - Penguins 5: Noah Strader and Alex Barrett did all the scoring as the Islanders won two in a row heading into the playoffs.
Ryan Petell, Anthoni Pope, Aaron Ellis and Braeden Free all scored goals for Pittsburgh.