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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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Wagons east. Tonight in Peterborough, tomorrow in Kingston and Sunday in Ottawa. It's three very winnable games for the Kitchener Rangers. The Petes sit eighth in the east, Kingston sixth and Ottawa - the biggest challenge - is fourth. But the Rangers' offence (two goals in the past two games)... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at Rangers Report
When he was looking at sending his sons to summer curling camp in Canada or Europe, Cambridge’s Byron Scott decided the longer trip made sense It cost just under $1,000 per competitor to cover a week’s accommodation, meals and curling instruction at Ontario summer curling camps in 2014. “You can... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at In The House
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I think the photo kind of says it all for Sunday's 3-0 loss. It was a bit of a scramble for the Kitchener Rangers, whose 16-game streak of notching at least one point, ended in Guelph. The Rangers salvaged the weekend with a 2-1 win over the Windsor Spitfires on... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
Warmer weather and melting snow made for a smooth drive to the Sleeman Centre for this afternoon's tilt. The Rangers have won both games against the Storm this season. But this Gueph squad is coming off a 9-3 blowout against Plymouth on Friday night with newcomer Chris Marchese bAgging a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
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I remember sitting in the pressbox at the Aud a few years ago and I got talking about Brent Pedersen with a scout. And he said to me: "Wait until he's 19. He's going to be a force." We're starting to see that prediction ring true. Pedersen is on pace... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
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It's game day and it'll be an interesting lineup tonight at the Aud. We should see the return of Nick Magyar and maybe the debut of Thomas Welsh while Max Iafrate (back) is out tonight and likely the rest of the weekend. One player on a roll is Gustaf Franzen.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
The Kitchener Rangers have dipped in to the CIS to bring in some help on the back end. The club acquired defenceman Thomas Welsh from the Mississauga Steelheads in exchange for a ninth round pick in 2016 Thursday afternoon. The move was made to add some depth to the blueline.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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We Day Waterloo Region at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, Kitchener, ON. 7,000 students and educators will fill the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium to watch the stage come alive with inspiring speeches and performances from incredible speakers and performers. 7,000 students and educators will fill the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium to watch the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Press Camera
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Make it two weeks in a row that the Kitchener Rangers have nailed an honourable mention in the CHL's weekly top ten. Over at Yahoo, where they use greater criteria for their rankings, the site has the Rangers ranked eighth in the CHL. Either way, it's encouraging news around these... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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The Jacob Hespeler Hawks came up just short in their bid to extend a dream season of gridiron Tuesday night against Lourdes. Arctic like conditions made things tough for both teams on the frozen surface of the Jake. After a late touchdown by the Guelph visitors tied things up the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Press Camera
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Kardinal Offishall, right, Award-winning rap artist, music producer and Free The Children ambassador rehearses with JRDN, Juno Award-winning artist and Free The Children ambassador at The Aud in Kitchener on Wednesday. - Peter Lee Mustafa Ahmed, 18-year-old poet, writer, actor and emcee in rehearsal in the afternoon before We Day... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Press Camera
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It's a mixed bag of items-o-interest in today's blog. First the good - winger Nick Magyar (upper body) practised with the club yesterday and is on track to return. He still needs to pass his return to play protocal stages but has been progressing nicely and will likely play Friday... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Rangers Report
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Weather is a big challenge when trying to cover a sporting event. Wind and rain are probably the worst combination to face..but snow and wind are not far behind. November football championships are notorious for these conditions. The WCSSAA senior boys B football championship game between Southwood and Forest Heights... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Press Camera
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1. An interesting statistic that helps shed some light on the Kitchener Rangers' hot start - in a good way. The Rangers have played 15 of their 20 games against OHL western conference opponents and have lost just two of those games in regulation time. Considering the team has yet... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Rangers Report
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This streak - points in 15 games straight - is quite impressive for the Kitchener Rangers. It almost came to an end twice on the weekend but the Rangers rallied late to beat Erie on Saturday and then again yesterday to grab a point in a shootout loss to Sudbury.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Rangers Report
On paper the odds favour Kitchener in this one. But the OHL is a weird league so let's see how it plays out. The Wolves come into town losers of two straight and with just three wins on the season. It is shaping up to be a year to forget... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Rangers Report
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The Rangers are cooking. Justin Bailey's hat trick in Friday's 5-3 win against Plymouth has the Rangers off to their most successful start since 2010-11 when the team had 26 points through 18 games. This season - thanks to last night's victory - the club is 10-3-2-3, good for 25... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Rangers Report
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Things did not start well for the Rangers in their home game against the Whalers. The first period was full of bone rattling checks but not much offence until the visitors opened the scoring. Say one thing about this year's Rangers team..They are dramatic and they are entertaining. Kitchener eventually... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Press Camera
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I had a chance to photograph the last full moon before all this winter weather descended. I saw the giant orange orb rising in the atmosphere as I was returning to my car from an assignment in Waterloo. I was lucky to have a 300 2.8 lens with so I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Press Camera
It’s a women’s banner to hang on Westmount Golf and Country Club’s walls. That’s what resonated with Kerry Lackie after she won the Travelers Women’s Club Championship in Cornwall earlier this month. “I have to say that. It’s been a long time for a women’s banner coming to Westmount,” Lackie... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at In The House
Another busy weekend ahead for the Kitchener Rangers. It's three games in the next three days beginning tonight against Plymouth at the Aud. Saturday, the team heads to Erie to take on the Connor McDavid-less Otters and Sunday it's back at home against the struggling Sudbury Wolves. It would be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Rangers Report
A big blow for the Erie Otters sees Connor McDavid - the OHL's leading scorer - out for the next five to six weeks with a broken hand. McDavid injured himself in a fight with Mississauga's Bryson Cianfrone Tuesday night. The Rangers play the Otters on Saturday night at the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Rangers Report
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1. Oh, you didn't hear? Connor McDavid got in a fight. And suddenly all sorts of Toronto media finally care about the OHL again. If they had done their due diligence, they would have noticed that his first fight was back on Oct. 11 against the Rangers. In any event,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Rangers Report
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It was four of a possible six points for the Kitchener Rangers on the weekend. The three-pack of games included a win against Peterborough and two overtime losses to Plymouth and Saginaw. And, finally, all these points here and there are starting to pay off. Peer at the western conference... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Rangers Report
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In mid-October, the Record sent reporter Greg Mercer and I to the town of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland to document the closing of the Terra Nova Shoes factory. Terra Nova was an unlikely Newfoundland boot company success story. For 43 years the plant manufactured shoes in a town of about 3,000... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Press Camera