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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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Intercounty games won't feature a countdown clock, like this Buffalo Bisons game, but the goal is the same. Journal Media Group photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER – The Intercounty Baseball League kicks off its 97th season this weekend, promising faster games, extended playoffs and, for the first time in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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Former Cincinnati Reds prospect Mitch Clarke looks ready to return to the mound for the Panthers. Record file photo KITCHENER – With a healthy Mitch Clarke and the addition of one more American import arm, the Panthers’ starting rotation is looking settled to start the 2015 season. The Intercounty club... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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The world hockey championships begin today in the Czech Republic and the rosters are basically set. Players will be added as teams get eliminated from the NHL's post-season but most are already full. And there are a few ex-Rangers in the mix. Germany - F Tobias Rieder (right in photo),... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
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Before he became one of the best all-time outfielders in Jays history, Jesse Barfield had his struggles as a rookie. Toronto Star file photo By Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER – It was early September in 1981 when manager Larry Hardy summoned 21-year-old Jesse Barfield into his office in Knoxville,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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The post-Troy Smith era has begun. The long-time Rangers employee was given his walking papers yesterday by GM Murray Hiebert soon after he inked a new three-year pact. The GM felt the team needed a new voice. Said Hiebert: "We need someone that can relate to players and get the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers have extended the contract of general manager Murray Hiebert for the next three years but are moving on from coach Troy Smith. Both Hiebert and Smith were up for renewal with their two-year deals set to expire in July. Hiebert and Smith were hired when former boss... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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All I can say is about time. Colleen Jones was inducted in the Curling Hall of Fame in 1989 well before her biggest successes with Kim Kelly Mary Anne Arsenault and Nancy Delahunt. Curling Canada announced today the latter three will be inducted into the hall as well. Five champ... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at In The House
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Working the Ontario Hockey League beat means spending a lot of time in hockey rinks across the province. It’s a lot of driving, eating (or dodging) bad food and hockey, hockey, hockey. Some teams do a better job than others. With that in mind, here are my OHL awards. Best... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Rangers Report
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Kitchener Rangers first round pick Greg Meireles always wanted the Aud to be his destination point. Now that he's here, the Ottawa native is soaking up every minute. The 16-year-old made his debut at the team's spring camp yesterday alongside 39 other potential recruits. The camp continues today and tomorrow... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Rangers Report
Here are the line combos for spring camp. Of course, all subject to change (and they likely will). Team Blue: Nick McHugh-Greg Meireles-Adam Mascherin Mitch Rooney-Adam Keyes-Christian Pollillo Raphael Lecours-Josh Pope-Ferguson-Scott Del Zotto Ryan George-Ryan Sparkes-Mathieu Mercier Nicholas Durajlija-Connor Hall Adam Peterson-Christian Cannata Tim Theocharidis-Ethan Hogg Luke Richardson, Aidan Link... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Rangers Report
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1. The streak At one point the Kitchener Rangers were ranked as the No. 2 team in the Canadian Hockey League by Yahoo sports. And it was thanks to a wild run that saw the team claim at least one point in 16 consecutive games early in the season. It... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Rangers Report
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2. Jake Paterson There was no bigger –or more polarizing – story this season than the acquisition of the veteran goalie. Right when the Rangers looked to be in sell-off mode, GM Murray Hiebert shocked the league by getting Paterson from the Saginaw Spirit for two draft picks. The asking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Rangers Report
First round pick Greg Meireles is among 39 draft picks and free agents heading to town for the Kitchener Rangers' spring camp. The three-day camp runs Friday to Sunday at the Activa Sportsplex. Forwards: Meireles, Oliver Benwell, Connor Bunnaman, Scott Del Zotto, Joseph Garreffa, Ryan George, Ryan Kula, Raphael Lecours,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Rangers Report
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KITCHENER – The Kitchener Panthers have added two new pitchers – Puerto Rico’s Victor Vazquez, a versatile lefty, and BrockUniversity’s Phil Owen – as they shore up their collection of arms for 2015. The six-foot-eight Vazquez, pictured left, is currently pitching for Des Moines Community College where he is 4-0... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Panthers Baseball
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Crews from Lands and Forests Consulting ignited 18.5 hectares of prairie grasses, part of the RARE Charitable Research Reserve along Blair Road in Cambridge. RARE in partnership with the University of Guelph planned the prescribed burn to mimic the natural rhythm of regeneration in prairie lands. The first step was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Press Camera
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3. Playoff rally OK, the rally never actually was complete. But winning two straight games after being down 3-0 to the London Knights in the first round of the playoffs sure was exciting. It saved what was looking like a disastrous post-season and helped the inexperienced roster get a taste... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Rangers Report
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4. Mac attack Something changed after Christmas for Ryan MacInnis. The Kitchener Rangers centre kicked his game up a notch at a time when many players often fade due to the long OHL grind. He posted 25 goals, led the Rangers in scoring with 62 points and then tallied another... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Rangers Report
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The Aud has been silent for two weeks and change now. But there are still several Rangers - current and former - on the ice. So if you're looking for a few teams to follow or cheer for in the post-season, here are a few with some familiar names. NHL:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Rangers Report
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5. Big wins The Kitchener Rangers had many. After being owned by Guelph in all eight games two years back, they won their first two against the Storm this past season and went 4-4 in the season series. There was a pair of wins against Erie, Sault Ste. Marie and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Rangers Report
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6. Robinson delivers Veteran winger Brandon Robinson had a five point night going but had to settle for four — three goals, one assist — after one of his helpers was taken away. Still, it was a massive night for the soon to be overager on Feb. 13 in a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Rangers Report
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7. Dawson’s crease The Kitchener Rangers stole goalie Dawson Carty from Mississauga for an eighth round draft pick in late September. Carty never got a shot with the Fish where he was stuck behind Spencer Martin but made the most of his chance at the Aud. He came to Kitchener... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Rangers Report
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8. Llewellyn not short on talent One of the fun storylines that developed this past season was Darby Llewellyn emerging as a penalty killing specialist. The third-year winger had two short handed goals but seemed to have a scoring chance while down a man at least once a week. His... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Rangers Report
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Israeli-born David Levin is still riding the high of going first overall in the OHL draft. The former Don Mills Flyers star was in Kitchener Tuesday for the OHL Gold Cup roster announcements. He'll suit up for GTHL red in the eight-team tournament next month. The past week has been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Rangers Report
Eight of a possible 10 Kitchener Rangers draft picks from this year's draft have been named to rosters for the upcoming OHL Gold Cup. The tournament pits all-stars from Ontario's various hockey associations against one another and runs May 7-10 at Kitchener's Activa Sportsplex. Recently drafted Rangers taking part in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Rangers Report