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Take a trip over to our sister paper the Guelph Mercury to read about how the OHL is set to launch a mental health program. The initiative comes in the wake of the Terry Trafford incident, the former Saginaw Spirit player who took his own life soon after being released... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Rangers Report
The exhibition era is over for the Kitchener Rangers. The team went 2-2, ending with a rather disappointing 3-0 loss to the Sudbury Wolves Wednesday night at the Aud. It was a triumphant second return for former associate coach and assistant GM Paul Fixter, who says his Wolves are a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
It's the final pre-season test for the Rangers tonight at the Aud. The roster is still depleted with players at NHL camps though some could begin trickling back as soon as today. Good news on the Brandon Robinson front - it appears that he's going to be OK after taking... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
Kitchener Rangers winger Brandon Robinson has been released from the hospital with no major injuries after slamming face first into the end boards in an NHL prospects hockey game. The 18-year-old crashed into the dasher boards after missing a body check while playing for the Detroit Red Wings in a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
Kitchener Rangers forward Brandon Robinson left the ice on a stretcher and was taken to the hospital after colliding into the boards at Detroit Red Wings rookie camp. The 18-year-old winger went into the boards head first after missing a bodycheck at the team's rookie showcase in Traverse City, Michigan... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
Right you are LRF. Fixed. I still think a strong game vs Wolves gives DeKort the nod, assuming he starts on Wed.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Promising signs at Rangers Report
Yes, we're three games into exhibition play. And, yes, it is exhibition hockey. But the early returns are good for the Kitchener Rangers in between the pipes. Goaltending is the biggest question mark heading into the season and - so far - it has looked strong. In three games the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
It was fitting that Mike Davies returned to action last night for the Kitchener Rangers. After all, the club was playing in Beamsville, a stone's throw or so away from his hometown of Thorold. The Rangers got off to a 2-0 lead but lost 3-2 in a shootout, though it... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
First impressions of the Town of Lincoln Community Complex (naming rights still for sale BTW) are great. I have a seat, wireless and the barn still has that new car smell. I'm told tonight's tilt between Kitchener and Niagara is the first "major" event in the rink. And, so far,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
The Kitchener Rangers added depth at the blue line by signing rookie defenceman Connor Hall to a deal Wednesday. The Cambridge native was drafted in the third round (56th overall) in this year' s OHL draft. The 6-foot-2 rearguard had six goals and 10 assists in 30 games for the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Rangers Report
Cambridge boxer "Dangerous" Denton Daley will fight Youri "EL Toro" Kalenga for the World Boxing Association's interim cruiserweight belt in Mississauga on Nov. 15. I photographed him during a weight training session and then a portrait later on. See Josh Brown's story online. Mathew McCarthy Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Press Camera
The team at the Aud is on the case but the ice issues remain. Maintenance crews have idenitfied the area of the leaky pipe but can't find the leak itself, which could be as small as a pin point. The Rangers are confident all will be fixed by Wednesday's exhibition... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Rangers Report
Wilfrid Laurier alumnus Danielle Inglis has never had a problem stepping into a different spot in the lineup. Winning a junior title as skip out of Burington in 2008, she played vice with Hollie Nicol at skip for back-to-back Laurier CIS titles in 2008, 2009. She was also playing second... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at In The House
There will be some fresh faces in new roles this week for the Kitchener Rangers. Eight of the team's regulars are off to NHL camps which opens the door for the youngsters to step up and show what they can do. By Friday the team is expected to be without... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Rangers Report
This just in from the Kitchener Rangers regarding last night's ice issues: The City of Kitchener has confirmed that a leak in the brine line was the cause of last night's ice safety issues. This leak has been isolated, and staff will be working through the night to correct the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Rangers Report
At least it's the pre-season. Tonight's game between the Kitchener Rangers and Niagara IceDogs was cancelled due to a hole in the ice. The affair ended with 6:39 to go in the first period and the Rangers down 2-1 to the visitors. Crews tried to fix the problem for about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Rangers Report
Niagara is in town for exhibition game No. 2. tonight at the Aud. There is lots of pre-season buzz about the IceDogs taking the eastern conference title. The team did just pull off the biggest trade for one player in OHL history when it sent F Logan Brown to the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Rangers Report
Tanner Nivins and teammates Sean Reilly, Scott David and David White were named to the IBL's all-star team. Record file photo TORONTO - The Intercounty Baseball League today announced its annual All-Star selections, along with the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year Award winners. Jordan Castaldo of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Panthers Baseball
You might not want to hear this but next year is primed to be the big one for the Kitchener Rangers. It's then that a good core of the lineup will be age appropriate to make a big push in the OHL. It's also a time when other current top... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Rangers Report
Thanks, Johnny. I've adjusted the blog post. To me, though, the issue remains that these two Canadian players are not, yet as I said, as good as some of their press clippings would suggest.
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2014 on Bouchard and Raonic, out again at blogovich
Now that we've had a few days to let Sunday's win marinate, let's talk some Rangers. I realize it's Wednesday, but my long weekend ended yesterday so we're a bit behind but that's not stopping the chat. So the Rangers won. Remember what that is like? If not, no worries.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Rangers Report
LONDON - The Barrie Baycats hoisted the Dominico Trophy Friday night after sweeping the London Majors in four games to capture their first IBL championship since 2005. The Baycats, who took Game 4 by a score of 5-3, scored first in the top of the third when Kevin Atkinson’s single... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Panthers Baseball
It's beautiful outside but here I am, sitting alone in the pressbox. Still want to be a sports reporter? Seriously though, life is good and it's nice to be back on the beat full time again. So we have a friendly against the Fish this afternoon. It's an early test... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Rangers Report
It looks like we haven't seen the last of Ben Fanelli on the ice. The former Kitchener Rangers captain is trying his hand at officiating and worked the lines for two scrimmages this week at training camp. Fanelli told me he's enjoying the shift even though it felt a bit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Rangers Report
Not too many players from Northern Ontario get drafted into the OHL. Though, the Rangers have had success with those from the land of Northern Lights. Think back to Kenora's Mike Richards for proof. This year's camp sees Hearst native Raphael Lecours - a ninth round pick in this year's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Rangers Report