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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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You'll never see Kitchener Rangers coach Jay McKee get red faced with anger behind the bench or spit vitriol toward the on-ice officials. It's just not his style. "I've never seen a coach change a call," he said. But that doesn't mean that he doesn't take issue with some of... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 6-3-2-0, first in midwest division Storm: 6-4-1-0, tied for second in midwest division Head to head: Kitchener beat Guelph 5-0 Friday to lead the season series 1-0. Game time: 2 p.m. Skinny: Both clubs are coming off losses as they each head into their third game in three days.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
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Brian and Cailin Daub were on the same page from the start but didn't even know it. Before discussing it, the parents of two young children — Ainsley and Ben — both read the same newspaper article back in 1998 that said the Kitchener Rangers were looking for billets "I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
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It was a perfect Storm — for the Kitchener Rangers. Goalie Luke Richardson continued his breakout season by turning aside 31 shots to earn his second career shutout. Recently acquired Russian forward Alexey Lipanov picked up his first two points — a goal and an assist — of the season.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 5-2-2-0, second in midwest division Storm: 6-2-1-0, first in midwest division Head to head: First meeting this season but Kitchener was 5-2-1-0 against Guelph last season. Game time: 7:30 p.m. Skinny: Kitchener has had its way with Guelph over the past two years (11-4-1-0) but it could be payback... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
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Nate Schnarr was caught off guard when informed that he was in the thick of the Ontario Hockey League scoring race. "That's pretty cool," said the Guelph Storm forward. "I actually didn't even know I was right up there." The Waterloo native has six goals and nine assists through his... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
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Matia Marcantuoni was miserable. The Pittsburgh Penguins prospect was toiling with the Tucson Roadrunners in the American Hockey League and staring down a demotion to a club in the lower ranked ECHL back in 2016. "The team was in South Dakota in the absolute middle of nowhere," said the former... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
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It was a frustrating streak. Rickard Hugg didn't register his first Ontario Hockey League goal until his 25th contest with the Kitchener Rangers last season. "He was a bit snake-bitten," said Rangers coach Jay McKee. "That weighs on a player. They're all competitive kids and he's no different." Things have... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 5-1-2-0, first in midwest division Saginaw: 5-2-1-0, tied for first in west division Head to head: Saginaw beat Kitchener 4-3 in overtime last week. The Rangers were 4-0 against the Spirit last season. Game time: 5:30 p.m. Skinny: Saginaw handed Kitchener its first loss of the season and has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2018 at Rangers Report
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The Essar Centre is no more, at least in name. Now, the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds play their home games out of the freshly anointed GFL Memorial Gardens. But it doesn't matter. The Kitchener Rangers are still cursed in the Soo barn. The Blueshirts made their first trip north Friday... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 4-0-2-0, first in midwest division Sault Ste. Marie: 4-3-1-0, tied for first in west division Head to head: This is the first meeting this season but the Greyhounds won all four last season and eliminated the Rangers from the playoffs in Game 7 of the OHL’s western conference final.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Connor Hall has been waiting for his shot at the Soo. The Kitchener Rangers defencemen missed out last season when his Blueshirts were eliminated by the Greyhounds in double overtime of Game 7 of the Ontario Hockey League's western conference final. "It was tough to swallow," said the overage player.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at Rangers Report
Was perusing NHL rosters today and a few familiar names stuck out. It's tough to keep track of all the former Rangers but here are the ones playing pro in the three top North American leagues. NHL: Yannick Weber (Nashville) John Gibson (Anaheim) Gabe Landeskog (Colorado) Radek Faksa (Dallas) Tobias... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Rangers Report
Veteran defenceman Connor Hall is slated to return to the lineup in the Soo Friday. The one time Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick, who was not signed by the team, has been out of action since March 11 due to a shoulder injury. He'll add instant depth and experience to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at Rangers Report
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It wasn't exactly an easy first assignment for Lucas Pfeil. Long the doormats of the Ontario Hockey League, the Sudbury Wolves are packing a punch these days. The club rolled into the Aud Sunday evening on a four-game heater. It was the team's longest winning streak since 2013, when it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 4-0-1-0, first in midwest division Sudbury: 5-2, first in central division Head to head: It’s the first meeting this season. The teams split the series last season 1-1. Game time: 4 p.m. Skinny: It’s the end of a three-in-three for the Rangers and statistics prove that heavily favours the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2018 at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 3-01-0, tied for first in midwest division Sarnia: 3-2 third in west division Head to head: First game for both teams this season but Kitchener was 3-0-0-1 against the Sting last year and knocked them out of the second round of the playoffs. Game time: 7:05 p.m. Skinny: There... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Kitchener: 3-0, first in midwest division Saginaw: 1-2-1-0, tied for second in west division Head to head: This is the first meeting this season but Saginaw edged Kitchener 5-4 in exhibition action at the Aud. The Rangers were 4-0 against the Spirit last season. Game time: 7:30 p.m. Skinny:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Call it a gut feeling. Something didn't sit right as I watched practice last night at the Aud. After talking to management and a few sources, something seemed up. Still, it was a sleepness night as I worried that maybe I went too hard on the speculation in today's story... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Rangers Report
There was a familiar face on defence for the Kitchener Rangers during Wednesday's practice at the Aud. Fourth-year forward Joseph Garreffa was taking reps in the back end after starting the year up front. "He's going to be on trial on defence for a little bit," said Rangers general manager... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Rangers Report
Luke Richardson got some kudos from the CHL yesterday for his strong start by being named goalie of the week in the 60-team outfit. It's the second time in less than a year that a Rangers goalie has received the honour. Mario Culina was in the same spot this past... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Rangers Report
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The last IBL team to call the Niagara Region home were the Niagara Falls Mariners, who folded in 1989. Greg Mercer, Record staff CAMBRIDGE — After six seasons at Cosgrove Field, the Burlington Herd are relocating to Welland for the 2019 season. The move was unanimously approved by the Intercounty... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Something special is brewing at the Aud. A glance at the Ontario Hockey League standings, two weeks into the season, shows the undefeated Kitchener Rangers atop the 20-team outfit. At 3-0, the club is off to one of its hottest starts in the past decade and showing no signs of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Rangers Report
Some interesting news on the Axel Andersson front. He's the Boston Bruins second round draft pick, whose CHL rights are owned by the Kitchener Rangers. The B's sent the highly touted 18-year-old defenceman to Djurgarden in the Swedish Hockey League about a week back. And this tweet indicates that he... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Luke Richardson is a man of few words. But the Kitchener Rangers goalie is sure making some noise on the ice. His play in between the pipes this season has simply been screaming good. "You can't ask for anything more from him," said Blueshirts boss Jay McKee. "He's poised and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Rangers Report