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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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Adam Mascherin is doing his best to remind Hockey Canada what it's missing. The Kitchener Rangers winger was left off the list last week when the national outfit invited 32 hockey players to its selection camp for the upcoming world junior championships. The omission stung. "It's hockey," said the Florida... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 19-10-2-0, second in western conference Storm: 16-10-1-2, fifth in western conference Head to head: Kitchener leads the season series 2-1. Game-time: 2 p.m. The skinny: It has been an interesting couple of weeks for the Rangers. The team has four wins in five games and all of them... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
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Jay McKee was joking when commenting on the extreme versatility of forward/defenceman Joseph Garreffa a few weeks back. "Maybe he'll be our third string backup goalie too at some point," the Kitchener Rangers bench boss said with a smile in the mid-November chat. Now, it might not be a bad... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 18-10-2-0, second in western conference Firebirds: 9-17-2-0, 10th in western conference Head to head: Season series tied 1-1. Game-time: 7:30 p.m. The skinny: Demoralizing might be harsh. But let’s say the Rangers are coming off a tough one – an 8-5 loss to Windsor in the annual Teddy... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
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Tey grew up playing hockey on local rinks and dreamed about representing Canada at the world junior hockey championships. Now Waterloo's Logan Stanley and Boris Katchouk will get a chance to do it together. The Kitchener Rangers defenceman and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward were among 32 players named to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
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Leading scorer Adam Mascherin scored his first career Ontario Hockey League hat trick. And the Kitchener Rangers slipped five goals past Michael DiPietro, who is one of the stingiest netminders in the league. But it still wasn't enough Tuesday at the Aud. The Blueshirts collected a franchise record 10,908 stuffed... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 18-9-2-0, second in western conference Spitfires: 15-10-2-0, fourth in western conference Head to head: Kitchener leads the season series 2-0-1-0. Game-time: 7 p.m. The skinny: It’s Teddy Bear Toss night so bring the bears. Kitchener has won its past three tilts all by dramatic comeback. The Rangers trailed... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
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Joseph Garreffa has been rewarded for offensive output. The Kitchener Rangers defenceman/forward was named Ontario Hockey League player of the Monday after posting back-to-back four assist games in come from behind 5-4 wins against Owen Sound last week. The Toronto native was plus-three during the Rangers’ three-game win streak that... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
The comeback kings were at it again. It wasn't pretty but the Kitchener Rangers found a way to rally in the third period before edging the Erie Otters 3-2 in overtime Sunday evening. It was the third time this week that the Blueshirts have fallen behind only to eek out... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 17-9-2-0, second in western conference Otters: 10-13-3-1, ninth in the western conference Head to head: Kitchener leads the season series 3-0. Game-time: 5 p.m. The skinny: Erie has won two of last nine games and is on a three-game losing streak. Kitchener rallied from a two-goal deficit in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Rangers Report
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At this rate Jay McKee is going to need some Grecian Formula. The Kitchener Rangers coach said his team's dramatic play was giving him grey hair earlier this week in Owen Sound. After last night's 5-4 overtime win, the skipper may turn into a silver fox quicker than he thinks.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2017 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 16-9-2-0, second in western conference Attack: 13-10-0-2, fifth in western conference Head to head: Series tied 2-2. Game-time: 7:30 p.m. The skinny: The Rangers rallied from a two-goal third period deficit to beat the Attack 5-4 in Owen Sound on Wednesday. Both teams are experiencing goalie issues. Kitchener... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Rangers Report
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It has been a crease carousel in Owen Sound this season. And the Attack is still searching for a go-to goalie with the Ontario Hockey League holiday break in sight. To help, the team has turned to Kitchener Dutchmen keeper Riley Daniels. The 18-year-old has spent parts of the past... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Rangers Report
There was concern amid the celebration. The Kitchener Rangers enjoyed the moment after rallying from a two-goal deficit in the third period to edge the Owen Sound Attack, 5-4 on Wednesday night at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre. But teammate Connor Hall, who left the game in the second... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Rangers Report
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They're Kitchener's Aud couple. At six-foot-seven — and even taller on skates — Logan Stanley is the biggest defenceman in the Ontario Hockey League. His blue line buddy Joseph Garreffa comes in at five-foot-six which makes him the smallest rearguard in the 20-team loop. But together the Rangers' top defensive... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 15-9-2-0, second in western conference Attack: 13-9-0-2, fourth in western conference Head to head: Owen Sound leads the season series 2-1. Game-time: 7 p.m. The skinny: The Rangers went from league darlings to disaster in one short week. The setback happened up north where the club lost to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Rangers Report
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The fat man is coming. No, I do not mean your local sports reporter. I'm talking Santa of course. And when the guy in red shows up he always brings gifts. This year every Ontario Hockey League club has been good so they all get one Christmas present. But what's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Rangers Report
It was a routine clearing attempt that Logan Stanley has made countless times. The Kitchener Rangers defenceman picked up the loose puck and sent it whistling along the glass while his teammates headed up ice. But instead of exiting the zone like normal, the biscuit hit a stanchion and ended... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 15-7-2-0, second in western conference Wolves: 7-15-4-0, tenth in eastern conference Head to head: This is the first meeting between the two teams this season. Kitchener was 2-0 against Sudbury last season. Game-time: 2 p.m. The skinny: Kitchener is looking to avoid tying a season high three-game losing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Rangers Report
It was being billed as a can't-miss game. Two of the top teams in the Ontario Hockey League going head to head on an unseasonably warm Friday night at the Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie. On one side you had the hometown Greyhounds, winners of nine straight and seeded... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 15-7-2-0, second in western conference Greyhounds: 18-3-2-0, third in western conference Head to head: Sault Ste. Marie 1-0 (3-2 win last month) Game-time: 7:07 p.m. The skinny: Kitchener saw its four game winning streak halted in North Bay with a last minute 5-4 loss to the Battalion Friday.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Rangers Report
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There was a new face behind the bench for the Kitchener Rangers Thursday night. But Dennis Wideman is no stranger to the team. The defenceman — who has played a dozen seasons in the NHL — was named an assistant coach before Thursday's clash with the North Bay Battalion but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 15-6-2-0, second in the western conference Battalion: 7-13-3-0, 10th in the eastern conference Head to head: Kitchener leads the season series 1-0. Game-time: 7 p.m. The skinny: The Rangers beat the Troops 2-1 in late October and have had at least one point in every game since that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Luke Opilka is on the mend yet again. The Kitchener Rangers goalie had a third hip surgery last month and is sidelined indefinitely. "He's still in recovery mode," said Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie. "It's a long process, obviously. It's months, not weeks (that he'll be out)." Opilka had surgery... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2017 at Rangers Report
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It's never too early to look into the future. And every Ontario Hockey League team has prospects working hard to make it to the big club. Right now, they're names to watch. One day, they could be stars. Here's one player to monitor from every club from this year's OHL... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Rangers Report