The Kitchener Rangers had a solid regular season and clinched home ice advantage for the first round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.
The team will face the Windsor Spitfires first in the post-season and Rangers assistant general manager and assistant coach Mike McKenzie told The Morning Edition's host Craig Norris they're hoping to carry the momentum from a great season into the series.
"It will be a really good series, I think, to watch and for both teams. [We're] pretty evenly matched if you look at all the stats between the two teams," McKenzie said.
"They've got some very good young players … a lot of their better players are their younger guys so they're kind of a team on the upswing. I think we're kind of in a similar spot where we've got good depth throughout our line-up," he added.
As for who will come out on top, McKenzie said "it's going to come down to who does the little things."
The playoffs begin Thursday night at the Kitchener Auditorium at 7 p.m. and the second game of the series against the Spitfires will take place March 26 at 7 p.m. also at The Aud.
The Rangers will then head to Windsor for two games in the best of seven series on March 28 and March 30.