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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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So here's how the CHL ranks its clubs. This one is the opinion of NHL scouts. No in-depth stats worked into the selection here. 1. Kelowna Rockets, WHL, (12-1) 2. Erie Otters, OHL, (11-0-0-1) 3. Rimouski Oceanic, QMJHL, (13-4-0-1) 4. Medicine Hat Tigers, WHL, (11-2-1-0) 5. Soo Greyhounds, OHL (10-3)... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
While everyone else is at the school with the kids today I am stuck at home, my ankle bandaged up and my foot so swollen it resembles a fat little Easter ham. On Monday while visiting a remote village it seems I managed to hit a nail with my ankle,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dispatches from Uganda
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Election Day is a unique day for our newsroom. Our whole team works together to cover the races in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, the Townships as well as the Regional Chair. Photographers and reporters are assigned to specific locations and work with editors at the desk to make sure the next... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Press Camera
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No, not the CHL rankings, but those over at Yahoo. The hockey folks there have the Kitchener Rangers as the second best team in Canada. This ranking is based on a variety of criteria such as strength of opponent and schedule among other things. That might be a tad ambitious... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
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If you hear Thor was at a local bonspiel, it’s likely Jason Beierling’s team was playing. Having matching uniforms in curling can sometimes indicate a high performing team. Matching jackets are required at provincial events and curling’s elite take it to another level with sponsorship crests plastered across their outfits... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at In The House
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Details are light but Mike Davies is improving. The Kitchener Rangers forward suffered an upper body injury in Sunday's win over Ottawa. He left the ice favouring his right arm/shoulder and was re-evaluated Monday. He continues to rehab and rest and I'm told chances are 50/50 that he'll be in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
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Monday morning, rise just after dawn in the home of Jonah and his family, in a solid concrete house with no ammenities located about 30 minutes from the nearest village and a three hour drive from Jinja. The house is surrounded by beautiful trees loaded with papaya and flowers. Catherine... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dispatches from Uganda
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It has been Dawson's crease, at least for the past two games. Kitchener Rangers goalie Dawson Carty picked up his first two OHL wins after starting back to back games for the first time in his career. The solid netminding helped the Rangers take five of a possible six points... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
The Kitchener Rangers continue to snag points and move up the standings. The Blueshirts are now tied for fourth with Guelph in the west after a 5-3 win over Plymouth Saturday night. A couple of things stand out from that victory - Gustaf Franzen's shorthanded winner, Dawson Carty's first ever... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
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Friday's Kitchener vs Owen Sound game had a sombre, respectful start to it. PA announcer Dave Schnider had some comforting words for the crowd in the form of a nice tribute to the two Canadian soldiers killed in separate attacks last week. Both teams bowed their heads for a moment... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Press Camera
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It didn't look like the Rangers had any hope Friday after the first period against Owen Sound. The team trailed three zip and had nothing going for it. Then they came alive, in large part due to Connor Bunnaman, Mike Davies and Brandon Robinson and the team rallied to lose... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
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Ex-Kitchener Rangers captain Michael Catenacci has retired from hockey. The 23-year-old made the decision about a week ago after getting sent down to the East Coast Hockey League's Greenville Road Warriors after a tryout in the AHL. The Woodbridge native has no regrets. He gave pro hockey a two year... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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Chander Gosain participates in Diwali celebrations at Shri Ram Dham Hindu Temple in Kitchener on October 22, 2014. Milan Caur and husband Gurjot Singh watch the fireworks during Diwali celebrations at Shri Ram Dham Hindu Temple in Kitchener on October 22, 2014. People watch fireworks during Diwali celebrations at Shri... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Press Camera
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The guys showed up this morning to start replacing the floor in the library and what a horrible job. It was at least 30C today, a blistering sun and the poor guys had to use a pick axe to break up the old floor first then they hauled up bag... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Dispatches from Uganda
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Sick of seeing the Attack yet? Well get used to it. This is just game three of seven by Jan. 1 for the two clubs. At least the Owen Sound-Kitchener rivalry is a good one this year. The teams split the first two meetings so this is the tie-breaker. You'll... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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Bishop Munib Younan, a Palestinian Christian, has won the 2014 Civis Mundi Award for Global Citizenship from the Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. The award is given to a person "whose engagement with the world exemplifies a commitment to building an inclusive global community where justice is for all, peace is a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Press Camera
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Bluevale Collegiate defeated Waterloo Collegiate in overtime to win the WCSSAA field hockey championships at Woodside. Top: Bluevale's Logan Shewfelt, right, hugs Brittany Marleau after winning in overtime. Centre: Abby Beaton of Bluevale fires a shot. Bottom: Brittany Sparkes, left, and Jen Miller watch as Bluevale celebrate their win. Mathew... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Press Camera
Sudbury Wolves coach Paul Fixter is feeling the frustration of a tough season up north. Fixter, who used to be an assistant GM and associate coach in Kitchener, had a terse exchange with reporters after Sudbury lost 7-2 to the Soo Wednesday night. The Wolves are 1-10 on the season.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Rangers Report
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Wednesday 7 am, nine year old Ishmail rouses himself from sleep, climbing over his mother and two younger siblings who are all sleeping on the floor of their tiny, one-room hovel in a slum outside Kampala's city centre. He slips on a dirty t-shirt, slides his feet into a pair... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Dispatches from Uganda
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1. I absolutely love Belleville's acquisition of Brett Welychka from the London Knights. The Bulls paid handsomely in veteran Aaron Berisha and a 2nd and 3rd round pick but hardly mortgaged the future. Welychka is the perfect kind of add as well in that he's not a player the Bulls... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Rangers Report
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What a difference a year can make. Last season the Rangers couldn't get close to the Storm and lost all eight meetings. This time around? Well, so far they're 2-0 against the defending OHL champs. The latest instalment of beat-the-Storm went down last night in a 4-1 thumping. It was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Rangers Report
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Ev purchased a toaster for the house yesterday so this morning was the inagueral run. Our two house helpers were fascinated. They had never seen one before and couldn't believe a little machine could do that to bread. We spent much of the day in the library today, boxes and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Dispatches from Uganda
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Time for a rematch. Kitchener took out Guelph 6-5 earlier this month at the Aud to break an eight-game losing skid against the Storm. This time, the Rangers will no doubt see goalie Justin Nichols for the entire game. The ace relieved Matt Mancina last time and didn't allow a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Rangers Report
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Fallen leaves cover a pathway through the woods in Waldau Woods park in Kitchener. I shot this photo on expired Kodak 200 Ektachrome colour transparency E6 film and "cross-processed" it in C41 chemistry at a local department store photo lab hoping for some different colour effects. The effect was fairly... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Press Camera
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Apparently, it's the rainy season here in Uganda. All day today it has been pouring rain with a few breaks so we can dry out enough before the next deluge. Even my eyeballs are wet but it has not stopped the work on the music room which I have to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Dispatches from Uganda