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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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Eric Hall picked up his second win of the early 2016 season Thursday, limiting Hamilton to one unearned run. Mat McCarthy/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER – The Hamilton Cardinals’ Chris Lazar made his Intercounty Baseball League debut Thursday night. That’s normally a reason to be excited, except on... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Panthers Baseball
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The adjustment phase won't be long for Giovanni Vallati. The Kitchener Rangers first draft pick - who signed a deal with the club yesterday - has already been away from home for a year. He left Ottawa to play in Toronto last year. So he's already gone through the transition... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers have signed defenceman Giovanni Vallati. The Ottawa native was the team's first round selection (16th overall) in this year's OHL draft. The 6-foot, 186-pound blueliner played for the Vaughan Kings this past season and had nine goals and 27 assists in 64 games. He joins forward Dylan... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
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Evan Van Moerkerke qualified for Canada's Olympic swimming team at trials in April. Mat McCarthy/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff GUELPH — Evan Van Moerkerke, all six-foot-nine, 245-pounds of him, pulls himself out of the pool, tired and sore. It’s not even 7 a.m. and he’s already put in two... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at ROAD TO RIO
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Sean Reilly is the IBL's new all-time hits record holder, after hitting a double Monday in Guelph. Record file photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — The Kitchener Panthers’ big designated hitter had good reason to celebrate this long weekend — he swatted his 791st hit in the Intercounty Baseball... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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Cuban starter Noelvis Entenza is expected to make his Intercounty Baseball League debut Sunday in Kitchener. File photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — After their red-hot start to the Intercounty Baseball League season, the Kitchener Panthers are hoping there’s still some heat left in their bats. The Panthers exploded... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Panthers Baseball
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The Kitchener Rangers have promoted Daniel Tkaczuk from assistant to associate coach. It's the first big move by new skipper Jay McKee who joined the Rangers last season along with Tkaczuk. McKee is now on the hunt for an assistant coach. He has received dozens of applications from all levels... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Ayr' Amelia Walsh has bee recovering from a serious crash in Manchester last month. Record file photo Greg Mercer, Record staff NORTH DUMFRIES — Ayr BMX rider Amelia Walsh got the word she’d been waiting for this week — she’ll race for Canada at the world championships at the end... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at ROAD TO RIO
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Ian Rendon, Frank Camilo Morejon and Noelvis Entenza will make their debuts with the Panthers this weekend. Peter Lee/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — Noelvis Entenza took his first few steps onto the grass at Jack Couch Park, looked around and smiled. The Cuban right hander is used... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at Panthers Baseball
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A few items to pass along your way as the off-season plods along. Rookie, er spring, camp wrapped up this weekend at the Activa Sportsplex. Forty six players took part. Here are a few that stood out: Greg Meireles: Last year's first round selection was one of the highest scorers... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Rangers Report
Rangers rookie camp runs today until Sunday at the Activa Sportsplex. Forty six rookies and a few sophomores will be split into three squads - Team Landeskog, Team Skinner and Team Boedker. Game schedule: Friday: Skinner vs Boedker, 7:3o p.m. Saturday: Boedker vs. Landeskog 10:30 a.m., Landeskog vs. Skinner, 7:30... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Rangers Report
A bit of a whirlwind week eh? One coach out, another in. When the dust settled former associate coach Jay McKee was promoted to take over for Mike Van Ryn who moved on. I wouldn't be surprised to hear MVR announce a job with a pro team sometime soon. UPDATE:... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers named Jay McKee as their new head coach Thursday afternoon. The former NHL defenceman served as the club's associate coach this past season under Mike Van Ryn, who resigned for family reasons earlier this week. McKee played 14 seasons in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres, St.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Kenya's Wesley Korir, winner of the 2012 Boston Marathon, is married to St. Clements' runner Tarah Korir. File photo Greg Mercer, Record staff ST. CLEMENTS — Wesley Korir, a Kenyan member of Parliament whose training runs are something of a local legend around Wellesley Township, is Olympics-bound. Korir, 33, is... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at ROAD TO RIO
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Kim Dawson, left, helped gymnast Kirsten Peterman develop tricks to calm her nerves during competitions. Peter Lee/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff WATERLOO — Kim Dawson had simple instructions for Alex Genest: go back to Quebec and run through the hills, and try to remember a time when you loved... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at ROAD TO RIO
Erie bench boss Kris Knoblauch was named the OHL coach of the year Tuesday and it was a fitting pick. It's not easy to hit the 50-win mark in the league let alone do it in three consecutive seasons like the Otters skipper did (that is an OHL record by... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Mike Van Ryn is gone. He handed in his papers today. Family reasons was cited in a news release from the team. The Rangers got one short season out of the former NHL defenceman. And it was a good one. Fourth overall in the OHL and a long overdue playoff... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Rangers Report
Make it two years straight for GTHL Blue at the OHL Gold Cup. The final was a repeat of last year with Blue taking on Alliance. And once again it was a Blue win. This time, 6-1. Four power play goals proved to be the dagger. Eight Kitchener Rangers draft... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Tanner Nivins went three-for-four with three runs batted in Saturday's victory over Barrie. Record file photo IBL Media Relations HAMILTON - Justin Interisano hit two home runs and drove in seven to lead the Kitchener Panthers to a 27-2 win over the Hamilton Cardinals Sunday afternoon, the day after the... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at Panthers Baseball
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Hockey Northwestern Ontario doesn't have the same resources as its southern counterparts. And because of it, they usually lose and lose big at the OHL Gold Cup. But the tough northerners are out to prove they belong. So far, so good. The team lost its opener but it was a... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Former Blue Jays prospect Zack Breault joins the Kitchener Panthers for the 2016 season. Mat McCarthy/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — The Kitchener Panthers’ lasting memory of the 2015 season was watching the Barrie Baycats rush the field to celebrate their second consecutive Intercounty Baseball League championship. They... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at Panthers Baseball
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Rangers fans will be getting a good dose of OHL top pick Ryan Merkley. The defenceman, selected first overall by the Guelph Storm in this year's draft, is a key piece in the team's rebuilding efforts. Of course, the Storm and Rangers meet eight times per season. So get used... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at Rangers Report
The Rangers are out but there are still several former players alive and well in the post-season. In the AHL,the Albany Devils face the Toronto Marlies in the North Division finals. Ben Thomson (2G) and Dan Kelly (1A) play for the Devils while Josh Leivo (3A) is on Toronto. Andrew... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Cambridge's Kirsten Peterman, 18, is a member of the senior national artistic gymnastics team. Peter Lee/Record staff By Greg Mercer, Record staff WATERLOO — The balance beam is unforgiving. Less than four inches wide, and more than four feet above the ground, falling off is easy to do. But you... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at ROAD TO RIO
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Catcher Frank Camilo Morejon, who signed with the Panthers this week, is a household name in Cuba. File photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — In a country obsessed with baseball, it’s a deal that’s got everyone talking. The Kitchener Panthers have signed star Cuban catcher Frank Camilo Morejon to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at Panthers Baseball