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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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Things are looking good for the Kitchener Rangers with 18 games to go. The team is on pace for 100 points or more and in a dog fight for seeding spots with Erie and London in the western conference. Hit the century mark and good things tend to happen. At... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Rangers Report
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Kitchener-raised Shelina Zadorsky, centre, goes up for a ball against Trinidad and Tobago at a game in Brazil in December. ALLSPORTS Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — If you squint hard enough, you might be able to trace a chalk line from BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston to a soccer... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at ROAD TO RIO
It was a bittersweet result. The Erie Otters lost 4-1 last night. It was the club's third set back this year. But it was the London Knights that defeated them. As you know, it's those two clubs and the Rangers in a dog fight for the first, third and fourth... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
It's the OHL's turn to host the Memorial Cup next year and bids have been submitted. First, the Kitchener Rangers aren't in the mix. COO Steve Bienkowski firmly believes that this is an event that needs to be shared with member clubs. The Rangers last hosted in 2008 and his... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
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Mike Andrulis and the Kitchener Panthers may have new teams to face in the IBL by 2017, if expansion plans are approved. File photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — The Intercounty Baseball League is considering adding as many as three new expansion teams as it closes in on a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Panthers Baseball
Because I had some time this morning. Consider this. Kitchener has played 50 games this season. Of those, the team has never dressed its six most experienced defencemen for one single game. That's Miles Liberati, Brian Brosnan, Frank Hora, Dylan Di Perna, Dmitrii Sergeev and Doug Blaisdell. Liberati didn't join... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
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It was a big weekend for the Rangers. The team went 2-0 and goalie Dawson Carty picked up his first OHL shutout in a 2-0 win against Flint on Saturday. The Rangers also clinched a playoff berth after Friday's 4-1 victory against Niagara in what was probably the team's most... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
So, the Rangers are off to the playoffs and there are still 19 games to go. Eighth in the west at worst, first at best. That's where the team can finish. Obviously they're aiming to climb high. Either way, it's nice to be talking post-season so early in the season... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
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Kitchener's Mandy Bujold is coming off a 19-1 year in 2015, heading into her Olympic qualifier next month. Mat McCarthy/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff TORONTO — A dozen boxers are working out in Atlas Boxing Club, a cinder block bunker beside the roar of Highway 401, hip-hop blasting from... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at ROAD TO RIO
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Finally, the Rangers get a bit of a break. This time they're not the ones coming in off a tough game. Niagara did Kitchener a favour last night by gutting out a 3-2 win against London, who have now dropped three straight by the way. Sounds like it got a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
A surging team. A decimated lineup. A road game. A fourth game in six days (third roadie) and the middle of six games in nine days. You get a point in these circumstances and it's A-OK. Last night's 3-2 overtime loss to the Sarnia Sting doesn't sound so bad now... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Kitchener's Jamal Murray, who lifted Canada past the US at the PanAms, may be unavailable for the Olympic qualifier. FIBA photo The Canadian Press TORONTO - Canada’s men’s basketball team will have to knock off No. 5-ranked France to earn a berth in this summer’s Rio Olympics. The Canadians will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at ROAD TO RIO
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Eric Hall is expected to be back in the Panthers' starting rotation in 2016. Record file photo IBL Media Relations CAMBRIDGE – The Intercounty Baseball League will begin its 2016 season on Saturday, May 7 with a rematch of the league's championship series between the Kitchener Panthers and the Barrie... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Panthers Baseball
Summer-like conditions while driving to the RBC Centre, uh, make that the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre. Now that's a mouthful. Still says RBC Centre along the concourse though. Either way, it's Kitchener visiting Sarnia. And this isn't the same Sting team that the Rangers beat 6-3 and 3-2 earlier... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Waterloo's Maddie Buttinger, seen in 2010, is training for Rio with an elite group of athletes in Arizona. Walt Middleton Photography Kerry Gillespie, Toronto Star PHOENIX—It’s Monday morning of the training week before the Christmas break and the track, as usual, is littered with bags, extra shoes and cast-off clothes.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at ROAD TO RIO
BY BRIAN BELFRY t's not too often the players spare pool gets attention at the Ontario Tankard. It came to the forefront in 2007 when Steve Bice replaced Glenn Howard's second Brent Laing for the title game. Laing had left the event to attend the birth of his first child.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at In The House
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A late post today. Just got into the office after spending the day driving back from the Soo. Bumper to bumper from Toronto home. Good times. So a 2-1 weekend is pretty good considering the hectic travel schedule. It doesn't get any easier this week. Right back at it Wednesday... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Rangers Report
No winter jacket on in Sault Ste. Marie on Jan. 31. Send me the link to this blog entry the next time I complain about how cold it is on the road (note: likely to happen sooner than later). Yes, it's mild up here, at least for the north. Drove... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Rangers Report
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It's all over for Ryan MacInnis. And what a run it was. From early November until last night. Points in every game. The irony of it all? Last night's 2-0 win over Windsor was probably one of his best games. But it's all about the team for the captain, whose... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Rangers Report
Windsor comes into the Aud on a roll. The Spits have won three straight and are on a 9-2 run. They've owned the Rangers this season going 2-0 against Kitchener. Tonight, they won't have F Logan Brown, D Logan Stanley and D Mikhail Sergachev as the trio competed in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Olympic marathoner Eric Gillis runs on a hill outside of Guelph in January. Mat McCarthy/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff GUELPH — Twenty-three kilometres into the marathon, Eric Gillis had just finished rounding a sharp corner when his left calf muscle seized up. Almost immediately, a bad thought lodged in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at ROAD TO RIO
Adam Mascherin isn't getting a lot of love. The Kitchener Rangers forward is enjoying a breakout season and is 13th overall in OHL scoring. Despite the impressive start to his sophomore campaign, he didn't get invited to the CHL's Top Prospects game. A lack of size is the knock but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Rangers Report
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Olympian Reid Coolsaet rehabs from a leg injury in the University of Guelph pool earlier this month. Mat McCarthy/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff GUELPH — The fastest Canadian marathoner in more than four decades is standing upright in the pool, pumping his arms with purpose and moving up and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at ROAD TO RIO
What a nice change it is to be talking magic numbers in late January. But, if my math is right, that all important number is six for the Kitchener Rangers - as in six wins and/or Flint losses and they'll punch their ticket for at least eighth spot in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Rangers Report
Time to catch up on some of Kitchener's prospects. 2015 draft: F Greg Meireles (1st round): He has five goals and 20 assists in 35 games for the Ottawa Jr. Sens of the CCHL. G Luke Richardson (4th): An impressive record of 18-1-0-2 for the Kitchener Dutchmen, who are first... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at Rangers Report