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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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Seventeen years. That's how long it has been since Eastern Conference clubs won back-to-back Ontario Hockey League titles. It was 2001 when Ottawa capped a three-peat for the East. Belleville started the run two years earlier and Barrie followed before the 67's rounded things out. Since then, the J. Ross... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at Rangers Report
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There will be no shortage of top teams coming through the Aud this season. Once again, the power in the Ontario Hockey League's western conference appears to lie in the Midwest Division. London, Owen Sound and Guelph are in all-in mode, or at least should be. And the Kitchener Rangers... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
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A lot has changed at the Aud. Longtime Kitchener Rangers that have entertained fans for years have moved on to the pro ranks or been traded. Flashy veterans that were brought in for a run at last season's Ontario Hockey League crown are gone, too. And the transition from contender... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
The dress rehearsal is over. The Kitchener Rangers wrapped up pre-season play Saturday night with a 6-3 victory over the Niagara IceDogs at the Beamsville Arena. The win capped a successful exhibition run that saw the club go 4-1 with two victories against Niagara and one versus Moncton and North... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
It's the tail end of a home-and-home (sort of). Today's game goes in Beamsville, instead of the MC in St. Kitts. The Rangers took the opener 4-3 in a shootout. Both teams iced depleted lineups. This will be Niagara's third game in as many nights. The team suffered a scare... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
Kitchener: Eric Guest-Joseph Garreffa-Reid Valade Rickard Hugg-Isaac Langdon-Jonathan Yantsis Matt Gordon-Greg Meireles-Carter Tresoor Michael Vukojevic-Connor Hall Justin MacPherson-Donovan Sebrango Arber Xhekaj-Kyle Gentles Luke Richardson starts. Niagara: Oliver Castleman-Andrew Bruder-Phil Tomasino Matt Philip-Bradey Johnson-Kyen Sopa Ian Martin-Jake Uberti-Jonah De Simone X-X-A.J. Cook Liam Ham-Elijah Roberts Johnathon Schaefer-Billy Constantinou Mason Howard-Lleyton Moore... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
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The facial hair is fading at the Aud. Red rosy cheeks dominate the clean-shaven faces as members of the Kitchener Rangers walk off the ice after a vigorous practice earlier this week. There is definitely a new look on East Avenue. To call it a tear the house down rebuild... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
Well, well, we're about a week away from live, real, standings-counting action. I've been busy pounding away at previews, burning questions, features and other tidbits in preparation for next Friday's season opener. As part of the info gathering, I had a long chat with GM Mike McKenzie and coach Jay... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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Joseph Garreffa couldn't put a number on it. "I know I played all 68 games in the last two seasons," he said. "But I'm not sure how many straight games I'm at." Right now, the fourth-year forward is riding a 143-game heater, which makes him the current Kitchener Rangers iron... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Panthers Mike Gordner confronts the Baycats after the now-infamous bat flip. Dan Congdon photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — By any measure, it was a big home run. But the debate it sparked among baseball fans everywhere has been even bigger. In Game 6 of the Intercounty... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Justin Marra earned 28 first-place votes for MVP. Crystal Young Photography IBL Media Relations CAMBRIDGE – Toronto Maple Leafs catcher Justin Marra was named Intercounty Baseball League Most Valuable Player for 2018. Marra earned 28 first-place votes after slashing .353/.453/.690/1.143 in his third season with the Leafs, adding 10 home... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Mike Andrulis watches the Barrie Baycats celebrate winning their fifth straight IBL championship. David Bebee/Record staff Greg Mercer/Record staff KITCHENER — When the last out landed harmlessly in the outfielder’s mitt, Mike Andrulis kept running, then stood at home plate and watched the Barrie Baycats celebrate. He’d never been this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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The Barrie Baycats won their fifth consecutive championship Thursday night. David Bebee/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER - The Kitchener Panthers were playing with their season on the line Thursday night, with instructions from their skipper to have short memories. Luke Baker, the Panthers manager, said he wanted his... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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The OHL 21 is back. It's the second season for the column and its 21 points — one for each Ontario Hockey League team and a bonus item. Look for news, rumours, opinion and oddities once a month during the hockey season, beginning with this pre-season piece. 1. Yeah, it's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Christian Hauck will start for Kitchener in Game 6 at Jack Couch Park on Thursday night. Dan Congdon photo Greg Mercer/Record staff KITCHENER — The Kitchener Panthers will play one last game at Jack Couch Park Thursday night — and it will be the biggest one they’ve played all season.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Barrie's Matthew St. Kitts kept the Panthers at bay in Game 5 of the IBL championship series. Dan Congdon photo Greg Mercer, Record staff BARRIE - It’s been that edge-of-your-seat, pit-in-your-stomach kind of baseball. And both sides wouldn’t have it any other way. After four games, the Intercounty Baseball League... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Joseph Serpa is a small but skilled forward from Cambridge who grew up idolizing the Kitchener Rangers. Arber Xhekaj is a Hamilton defenceman that went undrafted in the Ontario Hockey League. But the two newest Rangers are both out to prove critics wrong. "People underestimate me," said Serpa, who is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Panthers mobbed teammate Zach Johnson after his walk-off single Sunday. Dan Congdon photo IBL Media Relations KITCHENER – Zach Johnson's bases-loaded single scored Yorbis Borroto in the bottom of the 10th to give the Kitchener Panthers a 3-2 win over the Barrie Baycats in Game 4 of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
The three-day OHL Showcase is in the books. It's a good time to take a breath and remind yourself that this is pre-season. Teams are sitting regulars, youngsters are getting more ice time than usual and players are shaking off rust. So bear that in mind when you read a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2018 at Rangers Report
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The Barrie Baycats travel to Kitchener Sunday night for Game 4. Dan Congdon photo IBL Media Relations BARRIE – The Barrie Baycats scored twice in the eighth inning to beat the Kitchener Panthers 4-2 in Game 3 of the IBL final Saturday night at Coates Stadium. Game 4 is Sunday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Dylan Seitz got caught in a numbers game. The gritty forward was gearing up to return to the Kitchener Rangers after missing the beginning of last season with a shoulder injury, but there was no room for him in the veteran laden lineup. Suddenly, the Eden, N.Y., native found himself... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Mike Gordner celebrates his home run with Luke Baker in the first inning of Thursday's game. Dan Congdon photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER - On paper, the Barrie Baycats look every bit a dynasty that will leave a mark on the Intercounty Baseball League history books. With a core... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Stick tap to the Rangers for this gem that went up on the main concourse at the Aud. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Rangers Report
Every time I type showcase I think of the Price is Right. But that's what they're calling the tournament running at the Aud this weekend, a gathering that includes the Rangers, Moncton Wildcats, Saginaw Spirit and North Bay Battalion. I hit up the morning skate and I'm heading back for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Rangers Report
It was a blockbuster deal. The Kingston Frontenacs were chasing a title and bolstered their lineup by acquiring star forward Gabriel Vilardi and defenceman Sean Day from the Windsor Spitfires this past January. To duo didn't come cheap. To pay for the haul, the Fronts sent promising centre Cody Morgan... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Rangers Report