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It's the annual road trip out east. The Rangers took off Thursday night after practice so they'll be well rested for this one. It has been an eventful week leading up to tonight's tilt. Adam Mascherin wasn't invited to Hockey Canada's world junior camp and I talked with the Florida... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at Rangers Report
It's a double blow. Kitchener Rangers defenceman Connor Hall and goalie Chris McGonigle are set to undergo season ending surgeries. Hall hasn't played since hurting his shoulder about a week ago in Sarnia. The Penguins pick will have surgery in a couple of weeks after consulting with team doctors in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
Adrian Teodorescu passed away Wednesday after a battle with cancer. Toronto Star file photo. Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — Adrian Teodorescu, the amateur boxing coach who led Kitchener’s Mandy Bujold and Lennox Lewis to the Olympics, has died from cancer. Canada’s boxing community was staggered by news last week... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ROAD TO RIO
We keep it in-house for the topper on this week's OHL column. Kitchener Rangers second round draft pick Merrick Rippon has moved on from the club. The Ottawa native opted to stay home and play in the CCHL instead of signing with the team after the draft. The idea was... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
2016 draft D Merrick Rippon (2nd round): Ottawa, CCHL - 27 GP, 4G, 11A D Jack York (5th): Kemptville, CCHL - 28 GP, 1G, 2A G Lucas Pfeil (6th): Ridley College - Record: 9-3, 1.80 GAA F Liam Peyton (6th): Gloucester, CCHL - 19 GP, 5G, 0A F Ian Vucko... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
The Rangers' four game winning streak ended with a thud last night with a 6-2 loss to Owen Sound at the Aud. Kitchener learned that it'll be without D Connor Hall for a while due to an upper body injury. With Doug Blaisdell also ailing the team has three rookies... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
Owen Sound. Down in the standings, but never an easy win for Kitchener. The season series is 1-1 with the Rangers squeaking by 4-3 in their victory. And don't look now but the Attack have won three of their past four games with wins over London and Windsor. So pay... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
The word streaking forever reminds me of a naked Will Ferrell in the movie Old School. But this time it applies to the Rangers ... but not in that way. We're talking streaks that are easier on the eye. Such as Mason Kohn scoring his first in 14 games. Jeremy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Rangers Report
Oh that Sting squad. It's kryptonite for the Rangers this season. Two games and two losses. Kitchener will try to correct that tonight. Maybe Joseph Garreffa is the answer. The super sophomore has been lights out all season on both defence and offence. He has six points in three games... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Rangers Report
The Jeremy Bracco file. OHL player of the week: twice, including this week. Season: 16 goals, 24 assists, 19 games. Past week: 5 goals, 5 assists, 4 games. Property: Toronto Maple Leafs. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Rangers Report
It's good times down at the Aud. The Rangers have won three straight. Rookie goalie Luke Richardson picked up his first victory Sunday. And Jeremy Bracco has points in 19 consecutive games. Here are a few photos from The Record's Mat McCarthy from Sunday's 6-3 win to enjoy. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Rangers Report
From sun to snow. Gotta love this time of the year. It's a familiar foe for the Rangers. Heading into the matinee, Kitchener was 2-0 against the Storm this season. The last time these two rivals met Guelph came at Kitchener hard but lost 3-2. There is a new guy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Rangers Report
It was the most complete effort of the season. Or so says Kitchener Rangers coach Jay McKee. And it's hard to disagree after last night's 3-2 win against Oshawa. The Blueshirts had all the reason in the world to be fighting the puck Friday. Instead they just relied on good... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Rangers Report
So breaking up isn't hard to do after all. The Rangers split Adam Mascherin and Jeremy Bracco in a bid to create a more balanced lineup and the Rangers erupted for a 7-4 win against the Peterborough Petes last night at the Mem Centre. Mascherin had a goal and two... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Rangers Report
Peterborough hasn't been the best team in recent years. But, for some reason, they always play the Rangers tough. Kitchener is 5-3-0-1 against the Petes in the past five years. The Blueshirts did go 2-0 last year but three of the top four point getters - Ryan MacInnis, Brandon Robinson... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Rangers Report
Opilka needed to rest his hip. Part of the return from hip surgery - you have to be delicate in the beginning especially with a busy week ahead.
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2016 on Curse continues at Rangers Report
The numbers against the London Knights aren't pretty. Nine straight loses, dating back almost a year. It was 4-3 London last night at the Aud. And the beat downs are getting frustrating. Three up: Health. For a change the Rangers are relatively healthy. A lot of other teams are battling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Rangers Report
Last Friday's win was a step in the right direction. It ended a three-game losing streak and showed that the Rangers are ready to move past the inconsistent play that plagued them during that stretch. But this week is the real test. Four games in six days. First up is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Rangers Report
A Saturday and Sunday off? And it's nice outside. So this will be brief. Here's the recap from last night's 4-3 win against Owen Sound. The Ranges snapped a three-game losing streak and now prepare for a busy schedule that sees the team play five games in nine days. It... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Rangers Report
It has been a rough week for the Rangers but things appear to be turning around. The team is coming off some productive practices. The club named its leadership group. And the lineup received a boost from players returning from injury/World U17s. Here's another reason for optimism - the play... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Rangers Report
Frank Hora is the captain. Dylan Di Perna and Darby Llewellyn are alternates or assistants, whichever you prefer (hockey folks use either term these days). There is one more spot to fill. And the trio will pick that player. It's an interesting concept and should be fun to watch. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Rangers Report
American Frank Hora is the new captain of the Kitchener Rangers. The Blueshirts stitched the 'C' on the defenceman's sweater today while naming fellow overage players F Darby Llewellyn and D Dylan Di Perna as alternates. A third alternate will be named in the coming weeks and will be chosen... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Rangers Report
Well that was an interesting night. Since U.S. politics seems to be dominating every single feed I have I'll try to offer an alternative for those looking for a break. First up, this week's OHL column. And looky here, the Erie Otters are at it again. The team is on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Rangers Report
Let's call it what it was - a brutal week. The Rangers needed OT to beat the worst team in the OHL and then went on to lose three consecutive games. The last one, a 7-3 loss in Erie, could be a turning point this season. It all depends how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Rangers Report
Serenity now. Getting past a power hungry border guard and gearing up for - hopefully - a great game between two division rivals. Erie is on a serious roll with 11 wins and one overtime loss in its past dozen games. Kitchener has lost two straight. The lines are a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Rangers Report