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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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The fourth line was singled out in two straight games. Saturday, Kitchener Rangers coach Jay McKee was disappointed with the unit in the team's 3-2 come from behind victory over the lowly Saginaw Spirit. "I called them out a little bit," said the skipper. "They had a breakdown for a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 6-3-1-0, second in western conference Firebirds: 5-2-1-0, sixth in western conference Head to head: Flint beat Kitchener 5-3 in the Rangers’ season opener. The Blueshirts had a 3-2 lead in the third period before the ‘Birds won. Game-time: 4 p.m. The skinny: The Rangers rallied to salvage two... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 5-2-1-0, second in western conference Spirit: 1-4-1-0, ninth in western conference Head to head: The Rangers went 4-0 against the Spirit last season. Game-time: 7:05 p.m. The skinny: After a good start the Spirit has allowed six goals in each of its past three games - all losses.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 5-2-1-0, second in western conference Greyhounds: 6-1-1-0, first in western conference Head to head: Kitchener was 1-2-1-0 against the Soo last season. Game-time: 7:07 p.m. The skinny: Sault Ste. Marie is on a five-game winning streak and has scored 14 goals in its past three tilts. … Kitchener... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
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It's shaping up to be the year of the Russian in the OHL. Barrie's Andrei Svechnikov and Alexey Lipanov are tied for the team lead with 10 points while goalie Leo Lazarev is 4-1. Meanwhile, Peterborough's Pavel Gogolev, Nikita Korostelev, Gleb Babintsev and Semyon Der-Arguchintsev combined for six goals and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
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The sparkle of Mikaila Emrich's Miss Oktoberfest crown shone throughout the arena as she dropped the ceremonial puck Monday at the Aud. And the glimmer never faded during the Thanksgiving Day matinee as the Kitchener Rangers delivered a strong message to the rest of the league by knocking off the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 4-2-1-0, second in western conference Attack: 3-0-0-2, fifth in western conference Head to head: Owen Sound edged Kitchener 4-3 in overtime earlier this season. Game-time: 2 p.m. The skinny: The Rangers had points in four of five games (3-1-1-0) before losing 5-2 to Guelph on Saturday. … Owen... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Rangers Report
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The setting was the same but something felt off Friday at the Aud. The familiar face of assistant coach Matthew Barnaby was no longer on the Kitchener Rangers bench and his absence was palpable. The former NHL pest was dismissed from his duties seemingly out of the blue on Tuesday... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 3-1-1-1, second in western conference Otters: 1-3-1-0, tied for eighth in western conference Head to head: Kitchener edged Erie 3-2 this past Saturday in Pennsylvania. Game-time: 7:30 p.m. The skinny: Erie’s four game losing streak is the team’s longest in the past five years. … Kitchener is still... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Rangers Report
Things continue to happen fast on East Avenue. Tonight, the Rangers cut ties with forward Dylan Seitz and sent his rights to the Moncton Wildcats in the QMJHL. Seitz had yet to play this season after suffering a shoulder injury in a pre-season fight but was nearing a return. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Rangers Report
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I hear a lot of things while milling around Ontario Hockey League rinks. Some tips turn into bigger stories while others simply make terrific talking points, at least for those of us that enjoy junior hockey. And that brings me to my weekly OHL column, which I'm going to change... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Matthew Barnaby is no longer behind the bench with the Kitchener Rangers. The team issued a two line news release announcing that it had parted ways with the assistant coach Tuesday night. "I don't want to get into the nitty gritty of it," said general manager Mike McKenzie. "It was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Rangers Report
NHL Central Scouting has released its watch list for next year's draft. Two Rangers made the cut. Forward Riley Damiani and Giovanni Vallati are listed as 'C' prospects, which means they are pegged to go in rounds 4 to 6. I expect both to be ranked higher by the end... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Rangers Report
Maybe the Kitchener Rangers should give the Saint John Sea Dogs a call. You know, see if the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's title holders want to play a friendly. After all, the Blueshirts are in the business of beating champions of late. Thursday they dispatched the defending Memorial Cup... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 2-1-1-1, tied for second in western conference Erie: 1-2-1-0, tied for fifth in western conference Head to head: Kitchener was 2-3-1-0 against Erie last season. Game-time: 7 p.m. The skinny: The Rangers have already split the three-in-three series this week having captured a trio of points but will... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 2-1, tied for second in western conference Attack: 0-0-0-1, tied for eighth in western conference Head to head: The Rangers were 1-7 versus the Attack last season. Game-time: 7:30 p.m. The skinny: Kitchener gets the middle of a three game sandwich that includes the Memorial Cup champs, the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 1-1, fourth, western conference Windsor: 3-0, first western conference Head to head: Rangers were 2-1-0-1 versus the Spits last season Game-time: 7:05 p.m. The skinny: The game kicks off a three-in-three for the Rangers. Coach Jay McKee said he plans to rotate goalies Luke Richardson and Anthony Dumont-Bouchard... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Logan Stanley was a toddler when he attended his first Kitchener Rangers game. Parents Lori and Jeff used to take turns cradling their son in their gold section seats directly across from the home team's bench at the Aud. "The first time Logan went to a Rangers game, I think... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Rangers Report
Anthony Dumont-Bouchard is a soft-spoken guy. But the French Canadian netminder sure made a lot of noise in helping the Kitchener Rangers to their first win of the season. The overager turned aside 36 shots as the Rangers held on for a 3-1 victory over the Sarnia Sting Saturday night... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 0-1 Sting: 1-0 Head to head: Kitchener was 2-1-0-1 against Sarnia last season. Game-time: 7:05 p.m. The skinny: The Rangers are right back at it after blowing a late lead in their home opening 5-3 loss Friday at the Aud. Sarnia beat Guelph 4-3 in a shootout, also... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2017 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 36-27-3-2, sixth in west Flint: 32-28-3-5, seventh in west Head to head: The teams split the series 2-2 last season. Game-time: 7:30 p.m. Skinny: The Rangers were 2-3-0-1 in pre-season play while Flint was 1-4. Adam Mascherin had off-season shoulder surgery but has been cleared to play. Tonight’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Rangers Report
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It wasn't by design. Kitchener Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie didn't go out with a mandate to add muscle during the off-season. It kind of just worked out that way. "It's not something we really looked at doing," he said. "But it's nice to have." The Blueshirts will be bigger... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Rangers Report
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You spent the summer away from the rink and took a break from following hockey news. Suddenly you realize that opening night is approaching and you need to get up to speed on the Kitchener Rangers. Don't worry, I've got you covered. From personnel changes to breakout stars, conference predictions... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Rangers Report
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It really was the conference of death last season. Four of the top six teams in the Canadian Hockey League's Top 10 came out of the Ontario Hockey League's western conference. Champs the Erie Otters were second, Owen Sound fourth, Sault Ste. Marie fifth and London sixth. And that list... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Rangers Report
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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 Sep 19, 2017 at Rangers Report