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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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Greg Meireles and Nick McHugh are settling back into a familiar groove. The Ottawa pals grew up thriving side by side and are continuing the tradition in Kitchener. They combined for five points in the Rangers' opener and created tons of scoring chances with their speed. The forwards were 10... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
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We're one week into the OHL season and it's no time to panic. Teams are missing key players - some more than others - and that's making for some skewed results. Take the Rangers. The club is without Adam Mascherin, Jeremy Bracco, Connor Bunnaman and Darby Llewellyn up front. Insert... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
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A nice comeback for the Rangers last night. Sophomore forward Nick McHugh delivered the first goal of the season. Turns out he has a knack for scoring shorthanded goals. A quick update on Connor Hall. The defenceman is in Pittsburgh and being treated by the Penguins. It sounds like the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
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Strap in. Buckle up. Here we go. It's the first game of 68 in a long, long season. The action kicks off at the Aud against the undefeated (1-0) Flint Firebirds tonight. The 'Birds cruised through their opener 4-0. Kitchener is missing some of its big guns - most notably... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
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Who will lead the Rangers in scoring? Biggest breakout? Super sleeper? It's all here in the annual 10 Questions segment. Just one more day to go until Kitchener's season opener against Flint. As usual, the beginning of the year saw some shockers with Sarnia downing London and Flint picking up... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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Total domination. That has been the story of the Ontario Hockey League's Western Conference. The west has won nine of the past 10 championships. Last season the conference boasted the top two teams and four of the top five best records. And the script isn't likely to change this time... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Oh the eastern conference. It's the one place in the Ontario Hockey League where the expected seldom occurs. Take last year and the stacked Niagara IceDogs. The Poochies had it all. But when the dust settled, Marty Williamson's bunch finished fourth and barely snagged home ice advantage. Of course the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Jay McKee and Matthew Barnaby have been friends for about two decades. They met as members of the Buffalo Sabres and remained close after they both went their separate ways on the ice. Now they're back together again - this time in the OHL. There has been a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Giovanni Vallati digs in and starts flying up ice. The Kitchener Rangers defenceman nears the centre line and fires a pass to forward Greg Meireles during a recent practice. Vallati to Meireles. Get used to it at the Aud. The top two Rangers prospects are taking their first steps as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Ever wonder what the Rangers do in the off-season besides hitting the gym? Well some, such as Mason Kohn, take thousands of shots. The fourth year winger took 200 a day. The goal? To score more goals. Kohn saw an uptick in production to a career best 46 points last... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Toughness. It was a quality that the Rangers just didn't seem to have enough of during last year's playoff run. And while the Blueshirts are building around speed and skill, you have to have a few players that can muster up some jam. Enter Dylan Seitz. The American is by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Rangers Report
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First there was Mike Richards. Now fellow Kenora native Alex Peterson is readying for the Aud. Let's be clear, these are two very different players. Richards went fourth overall in the OHL draft and was an elite forward that helped carry the Rangers to a league title and a Memorial... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Rangers Report
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It's going to be a busy week or so for the Kitchener Rangers. Nine players are headed to various NHL prospect tournaments/training camps. Here's a roundup of who's going where. F Jake Henderson - Was invited as a free agent to play for St. Louis at the Traverse City prospect... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Rangers Report
The pre-season is done. The Rangers went 3-0-0-1 and forwards Adam Mascherin and Cedric Schiemenz tied for second overall in scoring with seven points in four games. The season opener against Flint is 12 days away. Lots of news coming up. In the meantime, here is a recap: Overage forward... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Overage forward David Miller is moving on. The 19-year-old was put on waivers today and the Soo claimed him. At least one other team was said to be interested in the Burlington native. The Rangers had been trying to trade Miller without luck in a bid to get him regular... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Part of starting a new season is finding a captain. And the Rangers are on the hunt for one. Last year they waited half a season to name centre Ryan MacInnis. It'll be different this time around. Do you go old or young? Defenceman or forward? Pick a quiet leader... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Overage goalie Dawson Carty is getting his shot. The Rangers have appointed the Mississauga native as their starting goalie to begin the season and that's a first in Carty's OHL career. The 20-year-old has remained patient while serving as a backup to various goalies over the years. He emerged as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Rangers Report
Kyle Gentles was bypassed in the OHL draft. The Ajax native tried out for the Peterborough Petes but never reached terms. But now, two years later, he has found a home with the Kitchener Rangers. The defenceman inked a deal with the club on the weekend after the team's 5-1... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Rangers Report
I'll check. As for Vallati was told he'll be eased into action this season.
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Kyle Nichols, Kyle DeGrace and the Barrie Baycats won their third consecutive IBL title on Sunday. Ned Bekavac/Guelph Mercury-Tribune IBL Media Relations TORONTO – The Barrie Baycats swept the Toronto Maple Leafs to win their third straight Intercounty Baseball League championship. Barrie won 7-5 Sunday afternoon at Christie Pits and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at Panthers Baseball
Here we go. Some exhibition action at the Aud on a beautiful day. Several regulars are sitting out, as regulars do in pre-season play. Here are today's lines. Kitchener: Adam Mascherin-Cedric Schiemenz-Joseph Garreffa Nick McHugh-Eric Guest-Jake Henderson Connor Bunnaman-Riley Damiani-David Miller Dylan Seitz-Jacob Cascagnette-Liam Peyton Elijah Roberts-Dylan Di Perna Connor... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Five bodies, three overage jobs. Two people will be on the move in some form. It's the unfortunate reality of junior hockey. So that means the Kitchener Rangers will have to pick a trio of players from G Dawson Carty, D Frank Hora, D Dylan Di Perna, F David Miller... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Training camp is in full swing so time for some news and notes. - Scout Hugh Craig is getting a lot of kudos for finding C Cedric Schiemenz. The eastern Ontario scout was the only one to see the German in action before the Rangers took him in the first... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Rangers Report
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There is a familiar face on the blue line at Rangers camp. Defenceman Matt Ferrari has returned for a second shot at cracking the lineup. You might remember the Toronto rearguard. He signed a deal with the Rangers last October but never played a game. The 18-year-old explained what happened... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Tanner Nivins had a .432 average, .494 on-base percentage, 1.288 on-base plus slugging and 40 RBI this season. Record file photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — Tanner Nivins has been named the Intercounty Baseball League’s Most Valuable Player in 2016, after leading the league’s top offensive team in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Panthers Baseball