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Curling Canada's Greg Stremlaw is leaving on a high note. He took over as chief executive officer for the national body for curling in Canada back in 2007. He announced May 19 he will be leaving the organization sometime in the fall. Prior to Curling Canada, Stremlaw oversaw operations of... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at In The House
Overage forward Brandon Robinson is primed to go under the knife for hip surgery. The Kitchener Rangers winger has been nursing a nagging hip for some time and decided to deal with it this off-season. Robinson is coming off his best OHL season, one that saw him finish second in... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Rangers Report
The Kitchener Rangers inked forward Joseph Garreffa Jr. Monday morning at the Aud. The Toronto native was the team's third round selection (44th overall) in this year's OHL draft. Garreffa had 17 goals and 22 assists in 32 games for the Toronto Titans this past season and was a standout... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at Rangers Report
Third baseman David Whiteside, back for his second season, had two hits in Saturday's win in Brantford. Record file photo BRANTFORD – There are still two unbeaten teams in the Intercounty Baseball League. Kitchener's 9-6 win over the Brantford Red Sox Saturday afternoon meant the Panthers improved to 4-0 and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Panthers Baseball
Former Rangers coach Troy Smith talked for the first time about his dismissal by the Kitchener Rangers yesterday when being formally introduced as the new associate coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs. And for his part, he took the high road. Despite some ill conceived timing by the Rangers - firing... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
The popular 'baseball street festival' in St. Mary's will be back on Induction Day. Photo courtesy Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Greg Mercer, Record staff ST. MARY’S — For Canadian baseball lovers, it’s an annual celebration that’s a highlight of our country’s sporting calendar. But Scott Crawford, director of operations... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Panthers Baseball
Former Kitchener Rangers coach Troy Smith is going home. The Hamilton native, who was fired late last month, is heading back to Steeltown as an associate coach with the Bulldogs. The 36-year-old will flank skipper George Burnett as the ‘Dogs prepare for their first season in the Ontario Hockey League.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
Tanner Nivins had two hits, including a home run, two RBI and four runs in Monday's win. Record file photo GUELPH – The Kitchener Panthers provided the fireworks in an 18-7 win Monday over the Guelph Royals. Kitchener erupted for 21 hits during the Victoria Day matinee, led by Mike... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Panthers Baseball
Matt McGovern says he's finally healthy this season and hopes to be a key part of the pitching rotation. Dan Hamilton file photo BARRIE – Four Kitchener pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout as the Panthers blanked the Barrie Baycats 6-0 Saturday afternoon. Matt McGovern set the tone, yielding only... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Panthers Baseball
One down, many more to go. The Rangers made their first off-season move - with players - by inking second rounder Elijah Roberts yesterday. He's a bit undersized right now, though he's only 16. His pop Shelton is a big lad so there is room to grow. More importantly, he... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Rangers Report
The Kitchener Rangers have inked their first player of the off-season by welcoming defenceman Elijah Roberts to the fold today. The Brampton native had 10 goals and 23 assists in 54 games for the OHL Cup winning Toronto Marlboros this past season. He was also a member of the GTHL... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Rangers Report
Kind of goes without saying, doesn't it? But yes, the vacant head coaching job on East Avenue is generating lots of interest and, as GM Murray Hiebert says, from all levels. That doesn't necessarily mean that NHL coaches are beating down the door at the Aud but that some candidates... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Rangers Report
Eight Kitchener Rangers draft picks took part in this past weekend's OHL Gold Cup. Forward Joseph Garreffa and blueliner Elijah Roberts were members of the gold medal winning GTHL Blue squad that beat Alliance 6-2 to take the tournament. Garreffa (3rd round, 2015) scored three goals and added four assists... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Rangers Report
Designated hitter Sean Reilly had two hits, including a two-run blast, in Sunday's win over Toronto. Record file photo TORONTO – The Kitchener Panthers scored four runs in the first inning and didn't look back in a 9-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday afternoon at Christie Pits. Sean... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Panthers Baseball
It was a good start for Elijah Roberts (in photo) and Joe Garreffa at the OHL Gold Cup yesterday. The Kitchener Rangers picks - second round and third round respectively - led GTHL Blue to a 2-0 record on the opening day. Garreffa had a goal and two assists while... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Rangers Report
Whitby's Thomas Richards, a former top college prospect, brings a new left-handed power bat to the Panthers. David Bebee/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER – With a rebuilt pitching staff, Dave teBoekhorst says the Intercounty Baseball League may be underestimating the Kitchener Panthers’ ability to get batters out this... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Panthers Baseball
They used to drive to school and practice together. Now former Kitchener Rangers Cory Genovese and Brent Pedersen are facing off in the OHL final. Genovese's Erie Otters take on Pedersen and his Generals beginning Friday. The winner earns a berth in the Memorial Cup final. Both players were traded... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Rangers Report
Toronto Star baseball beat writer Richard Griffin will be a panelist for the Waterloo Pitch Talks June 4. Submitted photo WATERLOO – Toronto’s Kevin Kennedy just wanted to find a bar where he could watch the Blue Jays on TV, with the volume on, surrounded by a few dozen of... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Panthers Baseball
Intercounty games won't feature a countdown clock, like this Buffalo Bisons game, but the goal is the same. Journal Media Group photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER – The Intercounty Baseball League kicks off its 97th season this weekend, promising faster games, extended playoffs and, for the first time in... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Panthers Baseball
Former Cincinnati Reds prospect Mitch Clarke looks ready to return to the mound for the Panthers. Record file photo KITCHENER – With a healthy Mitch Clarke and the addition of one more American import arm, the Panthers’ starting rotation is looking settled to start the 2015 season. The Intercounty club... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Panthers Baseball
The world hockey championships begin today in the Czech Republic and the rosters are basically set. Players will be added as teams get eliminated from the NHL's post-season but most are already full. And there are a few ex-Rangers in the mix. Germany - F Tobias Rieder (right in photo),... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Rangers Report
Before he became one of the best all-time outfielders in Jays history, Jesse Barfield had his struggles as a rookie. Toronto Star file photo By Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER – It was early September in 1981 when manager Larry Hardy summoned 21-year-old Jesse Barfield into his office in Knoxville,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Panthers Baseball
The post-Troy Smith era has begun. The long-time Rangers employee was given his walking papers yesterday by GM Murray Hiebert soon after he inked a new three-year pact. The GM felt the team needed a new voice. Said Hiebert: "We need someone that can relate to players and get the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Rangers Report
The Kitchener Rangers have extended the contract of general manager Murray Hiebert for the next three years but are moving on from coach Troy Smith. Both Hiebert and Smith were up for renewal with their two-year deals set to expire in July. Hiebert and Smith were hired when former boss... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Rangers Report
All I can say is about time. Colleen Jones was inducted in the Curling Hall of Fame in 1989 well before her biggest successes with Kim Kelly Mary Anne Arsenault and Nancy Delahunt. Curling Canada announced today the latter three will be inducted into the hall as well. Five champ... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at In The House