It was close but no cigar for the Vegreville Rangers on Saturday in the North Eastern Alberta Junior Hockey League ...
The Rangers kept pace with the league leading Wainwright Bisons thanks to a pair of goals from Nathan Gottselig in the second period but two in the third from the Bisons would eventually equate to a 4-2 loss for Vegreville.
Louise Fernandez made 37 saves in the loss for Vegreville.
Wainwright continues to be thorn in the side of much of the N.E.A.J.H.L. this season, improving to 14-1-1-and-1 after the weekend's action. Meantime, Vegreville drops to 3-and-12 on the year.
They're now six points back of the second last Lloydminster Bandits.
The Rangers are back to work on Friday when they visit Vermilion.