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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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The script was familiar. For the second year in a row, the Ontario Hockey League's Eastern Conference champions started out slow before making their move. Two years back it was the Niagara IceDogs that limped along before reaching the league final and losing to the London Knights. Last season, the... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at Rangers Report
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Rickard Hugg already feels at home. "Canada is a lot like Sweden," said the Kitchener Rangers Swedish import. There is one big difference — the fans. The 18-year-old was in awe as he glanced at the hundreds of supporters packing the Aud parking lot for the team's annual Fan Fest... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
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Toronto Blue Jay Dalton Pompey will be at Kitchener's PlayBall Academy for a talk Nov. 18. USA Today photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER – Cambridge’s Jordell James knows that his years playing elite baseball in Ontario weren’t free. His mother remortgaged her house and leaned on lines of credit... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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The math didn't add up for Elijah Roberts. Meaningful minutes seemed slim when the former Kitchener Rangers defenceman dissected the team's back end. Recently acquired Winnipeg Jets draft pick Logan Stanley would command the lion's share of ice time. Veterans Connor Hall and Doug Blaisdell were back from season ending... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
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Anthony Dumont-Bouchard was a player without a home. The overage goalie was no longer in Acadie-Bathurst's plans even though he was coming off his best season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The 20-year-old still headed to Titan training camp with the hope that he would latch on with... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
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Joseph Garreffa didn't throw a big viewing party but he did keep an eye on this year's NHL draft. "It was my draft year so I obviously followed it," said the Kitchener Rangers forward. "I felt like I had a good year and I could have gotten drafted." Teammate Greg... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
As a business, the Kitchener Rangers are soaring. Now team chief operating officer Steve Bienkowksi wants to see some of that success translate to the hockey side. "It's time to be as good on the ice as we are off the ice," he said. The Rangers announced a profit for... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
The Rangers made a small trade to address a big need by acquiring veteran goalie Anthony Dumont-Bouchard Monday. The team sent a 14th round draft pick to the Barrie Colts in the swap. Dumont-Bouchard spent parts of the past three seasons in the QMJHL with the Drummondville Voltigeurs and Acadie-Bathurst... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Giovanni Vallati pauses for a moment when asked about his rookie season with the Kitchener Rangers. "Coming into the league I was … I guess the best word to describe it is nervous," said the 17-year-old defenceman. "I was just kind of finding myself as a player and seeing what... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Rangers Report
Mike Zsolt loves hockey and numbers. Always has. So it's no surprise that he married the two to see how one might affect the other. The result was a hockey blog — originalsixanalytics.com — done purely on passion and in his spare time while working for the Ontario Teachers' Pension... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Rangers Report
A few moves to pass along. The Rangers have sent a trio of players to the GOJHL. Forward Carter Tresoor joins the Waterloo Siskins while forward Matt Gordon will join the Kitchener Dutchmen. Goalie Lucas Pfeil has also been assigned to the Dutchies but just for the weekend, as of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Doug Blaisdell was slow to leave the ice. The Kitchener Rangers defenceman wasn't hurt, he was just savouring every second of a two-period intrasquad scrimmage during training camp. "I wanted to play a third period," he said. Connor Hall was also chomping at the bit. The Pittsburgh Penguins prospect lingered... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Sean Reilly is the only player in IBL history to win the Triple Crown twice. Peter Lee/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — The Kitchener Panthers’ ageless slugger Sean Reilly has been named the Intercounty Baseball League’s Most Valuable Player, for the fourth time since 2011. Reilly’s put up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Panthers Baseball
There will be a new voice calling the shots on TV during Kitchener Rangers games this season. Rogers has split with announcer Gary Doyle after five years and promoted colour commentator Ryan Kovarik to take his place. "They called me a couple of weeks ago from Rogers TV and said... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Rangers Report
The following players were cut from camp today: Goaltenders: Connor Hasley and Jacob Hearne Defencemen: Domenico Argento, Shane Donovan, Jesse Masterson and Chase Spencer Forwards: Reece Bolton, Kobe Desmond, Graham Dickerson, Holden Doggett, Tyler Flack, Ryan O’Hara, Brayden Patricia and Alexander Trenton Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Wanted: a backup goalie. There is no official job posting on East Avenue, but the Kitchener Rangers are on the hunt for some help in net. Hip injuries to veteran netminders Luke Opilka and Chris McGonigle mean the starting gig will fall to 18-year-old Luke Richardson. The Barrie native is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Noelvis Entenza shows his frustration next during game 4 of the IBL final at Jack Couch Park. Mat McCarthy/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — If you don’t believe the old baseball wisdom that great pitching trumps great hitting, just ask the Kitchener Panthers. The Panthers were finished off... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Panthers Baseball
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Domenico Argento has seen his fair share of hockey rinks. The Montreal native has played for nine teams belonging to five different leagues across four provinces in the past two years alone. He's represented the Mooseheads, Montagnards, Cataractes, Cougars, Tigers, Hawks, Cobras, and Islanders. Now he's a Ranger, at least... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Sean Ratcliffe gave up eight runs and five walks Sunday, and was pulled in the fourth inning. Record file photo IBL Media Relations BARRIE – It was a dominating performance that moved the Barrie Baycats one win from a fourth straight Intercounty Baseball League title. Claudio Custodio tossed a complete-game... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Panthers Baseball
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Jasvir Rakkar allowed seven runs on seven hits in six innings Saturday night. Record file photo IBL Media Relations KITCHENER – More than 1,200 fans packed Jack Couch Park and saw the Barrie Baycats take a two-game lead in the IBL final with a 13-4 win over the Kitchener Panthers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Panthers Baseball
Goalies: Signed: Luke Opilka, Luke Richardson, Chris McGonigle, Lucas Pfeil Picks: Connor Hasley Free agent: Jacob Hearne Defencemen: Signed: Doug Blaisdell, Kyle Gentles, Connor Hall, Grayson Ladd, Alex Peterson, Logan Stanley, Giovanni Vallati Picks: None Free agents: Domenico Argento, Shane Donovan, Jesse Masterson, Chase Spencer Forwards: Signed: Connor Bunnaman, Cole... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Matt McGovern pitched into the seventh inning Thursday night, giving up three runs. Record file photo IBL Media Relations BARRIE – It took 10 innings for the Barrie Baycats to win the opener of the 99th Intercounty Baseball League final. Claudio Custodio scored on a fielder''s choice to give the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at Panthers Baseball
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Noelvis Entenza, who won Game 5 in the semifinals, is expected to pitch in Game 4 in the finals. Mat McCarthy/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — The Kitchener Panthers begin their hunt for the Intercounty Baseball League championships Thursday night, a battle that will run them straight into... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Panthers Baseball
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First they filled the nets, now they're filling bellies. Kitchener Rangers forward Adam Mascherin and former teammate Jeremy Bracco will be helping the less fortunate by offering up a pizza dinner at Ray of Hope this Friday. The duo managed to secure almost $500 dollars worth of pizza by saving... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers have an immediate opening in net. Veteran goalie Luke Opilka was set to man the crease but is expected to be sidelined until December after undergoing hip surgery on Saturday in Missouri. It's the second hip surgery for the St. Louis Blues' fifth-round draft pick in just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Rangers Report