Puck stops with Culina

Randy Russon
January 28, 2018

Overage goalie Mario Culina continues to define “steal of a deal” for the Kitchener Rangers through six starts since being acquired from the Sudbury Wolves at the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline.

A Sault Ste. Marie native, Culina has a perfect 6-0-0 record to go with a .955 save percentage and 1.33 goals against average for Kitchener since Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie pried him from Sudbury for an eighth round draft pick.

Culina has faced 177 shots — an average of almost 30 per game — and has stopped 169 of them.

Kitchener will enter play this week as the second seed in the Western Conference, trailing only the first place Soo Greyhonds.

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