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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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Liam Peyton is back in Waterloo Region and this time he's hoping to stay. The Kitchener Rangers prospect was ready and willing to move to town and play for the Jr. B Dutchmen last season, but got caught up in a paperwork issue with Hockey Canada, which forced him back... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
Spring camp is a chance for players to make a good first impression and potentially win a job with the Kitchener Rangers. It happened last year. Free agent goalie Chris McGonigle had such a strong camp that the Blueshirts grabbed his signature on a contract soon after it ended. More... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Rangers Report
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OHL rookie of the year: Ryan Merkley, D, Guelph Storm All-rookie teams (votes in brackets): First Team: Centre – Allan McShane, Oshawa Generals (85) Left Wing – Linus Nyman, Kingston Frontenacs (73) Right Wing – Akil Thomas, Niagara IceDogs (93) Defence – Ryan Merkley, Guelph Storm (91) Defence – Eemeli... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Fans would rather be focusing on the post-season. But the Kitchener Rangers are done after being ousted by Owen Sound in five games during the opening round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. Despite the short run it was a memorable year marked by big achievements, surprising moves and unfortunate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Veteran shortstop Mike Glinka retired from the Panthers in the off-season to pursue his PhD. Record staff photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — The Kitchener Panthers’ search for a shortstop this season has taken them from New Hamburg to Old Havana. The local Intercounty Baseball League team says it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Panthers Baseball
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6. Sick bay stocked Every team deals with injuries but it seemed like the Rangers suffered more than their fair share this past season. It started with goalie Luke Opilka who came into camp on the shelf after having off-season hip surgery. The netminder didn’t really settle in until about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Rangers Report
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7. Bracco wins gold It was a bittersweet moment. The Americans beat Canada 5-4 in a thrilling shootout to capture the gold medal at the world junior hockey championship in Montreal. But Rangers fans took solace in seeing winger Jeremy Bracco on the winning side. The Toronto Maple Leafs prospect... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Rangers Report
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8. NHL presence There is always so much hope at the beginning of the season and Rangers fans had reason to be excited. Nine of the team’s players were invited to NHL rookie and/or training camps – F Jeremy Bracco (Toronto), F Adam Mascherin (Florida), F Connor Bunnaman (Philadelphia), F... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Rangers Report
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9. Meltdown in Erie Things were good. The Rangers led the Otters 3-2 after two periods at the Erie Insurance Arena on Nov. 5. But something went down in the dressing room during the break and the Rangers came out flat. Erie scored five third period tallies and embarrassed the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Rangers Report
Kobe Desmond never gave up hope. The Toronto teen sat through all 15 excruciating rounds of last year's Ontario Hockey League draft just waiting to be selected. It never happened. "It was sad," he said. "I thought I would go." Desmond seemingly had all the tools. He had a nice... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Rangers Report
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The season is done. The (main) draft is over. It's time to look back. What were the biggest stories from this past Kitchener Rangers campaign? Fear not, I've got you covered with the top ten news makers from the 2016-17 season. 10. Rangers ranked Things were good in early November.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Rangers Report
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There were whispers a couple of months back. But rumours that hulking Waterloo native Logan Stanley is en route to the Aud are gaining steam. Sources say that Kitchener and Windsor have an understanding that the six-foot-seven, 231-pound Spitfires defenceman will swap sweaters for a pair of second-round draft picks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Grayson Ladd wants to set the record straight. The farm boy from the "middle of nowhere" is far meatier than the paltry 135 pounds listed on the Ontario Hockey League's website. "No, no, that's not right," he said. "I'm six-foot-two and 165 pounds." And that's good to know, because the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers selected defenceman Grayson Ladd with the 13th overall pick in today's OHL draft. The Chatham-Kent Cyclones blueliner is listed at 5-foot-10 and 135 pounds. He had nine points in 29 games during the regular season but eight in 11 contests in the playoffs. Hockeyprospect.com has this to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Rangers Report
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They met as rookies four years ago. Jacob Cascagnette grew up cheering for the Kitchener Rangers and was excited to play before his hometown crowd. Mason Kohn was born to Canadian parents but raised in Florida and was eager to prove that players from the Sunshine State could make an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Draft day strategies are never set in stone. Take last year's Ontario Hockey League selection as an example. The Rangers had certain players in mind for their first pick when, surprisingly, defenceman Giovanni Vallati fell all the way to Kitchener's 16th overall slot. The team quickly abandoned their plan and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Five years ago, Mike McKenzie was one of three assistant coaches with the Kitchener Rangers. His duties included booking hotel rooms for road trips and ordering postgame meals for players to eat on the bus. Now, he's calling the shots. McKenzie, who turns 31 later this month, was named general... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers dished out their annual year-end awards Monday night at the Aud. And the winners are… Best playoff performer: Dylan Di Perna Three-star award: Adam Mascherin Best defensive ability: Frank Hora Most popular player: Jake Henderson Outstanding team effort: Darby Llewellyn Best offensive defenceman: Dylan Di Perna Most... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Rangers Report
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The hard work was there. But, in the end, it wasn't enough to upset the favoured Owen Sound Attack. Kitchener's western conference quarter-final comeback fell short Friday night with a 6-2 loss at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre. Tears streamed down the faces of some of the Rangers as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Murray Hiebert's four year run as general manager of the Kitchener Rangers is over. The club made the surprising announcement that Hiebert was stepping down before a gathering of fans and team staff at the Aud Friday morning. Soon after Rangers chief operating officer Steve Bienkowski said assistant general manager... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Rangers Report
Western Conference quarter-final: (Attack lead series 3-1) Game 1: Owen Sound 9, Kitchener 1 Game 2: Kitchener 2, Owen Sound 1 Game 3: Owen Sound 4, Kitchener 0 Game 4: Owen Sound 7, Kitchener 4 Game 5: Friday at the Lumley, 7:30 p.m. Game 6: Sunday at the Aud, 7... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Finalists for the OHL awards came out today and two Kitchener Rangers are in contention. Forward Joseph Garreffa is one of six nominees for most sportsmanlike player. He's up against Lucas Chiodo (Barrie Colts), Nikita Korostelev (Peterborough Petes), Jason Robertson (Kingston Frontenacs), Nick Suzuki (Owen Sound Attack) and Robert Thomas... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Start rubbing your lucky puck or kissing your favourite skate. Heck, maybe even toss a prayer to the Hockey Gods because the Kitchener Rangers need their own miracle on ice. The Blueshirts are on the brink of elimination after losing 7-4 to Owen Sound Wednesday night at the Aud. With... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Rangers Report
Not implying that. Just saying it would be added enticement to come here, especially heading into the draft.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2017 on Game 4: Owen Sound 7, Kitchener 4 at Rangers Report
Could be but he's on a pro team. My feeling is that if he comes, it'll be because the NHL team that drafts him wants him over here.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2017 on Game 4: Owen Sound 7, Kitchener 4 at Rangers Report