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It's a nice position to be in. Winning, but not being happy about it. I believe the hashtag would be something like #eliteOHLteamproblems But there is merit to coach Mike Van Ryn's concerns. He was irked after Sunday's 5-4 Rangers win against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Kitchener got the... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Rangers Report
A little Sunday afternoon hockey at the Aud today. The Greyhounds come into Kitchener on a three game losing skid, including a 6-3 defeat last night in Erie. Can't imagine busing in late last night and getting up for a matinee is ideal so the Rangers may be getting a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
It was an unlikely contributor, at least offensively, Friday at the Aud. Defenceman Dmitrii Sergeev broke two plus periods of scoreless hockey which sparked the Rangers offence in their 3-1 win over Barrie. It was just Sergeev's second goal of the season. The Russian has been a mainstay on the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
Well that was a late night. Frantic drivers heading to Black Friday deals whizzed by me upon my return from Kitchener's 3-2 loss in Erie last night. Yes the Rangers lost to the Otters for the second time this season. And don't let the score fool you. The Blueshirts were... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
It's another installment of best vs. best in the OHL. The CHL's second ranked Kitchener Rangers (18-2-3-0) head to Erie (19-3-1-0) to face the top rated Otters on American Thanksgiving. Erie holds a 1-0 advantage in the season series after a 5-2 win at the Aud earlier this month. For... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
England's Nicola Adams fights Kitchener's Mandy Bujold in the semifinal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. PA Photos Limited Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER - Coming off an encouraging win in Europe, and with a chief rival bounced out of her way, Mandy Bujold is feeling great about her chances of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ROAD TO RIO
Cambridge's Nate Brannen had to bow out of the world championships this summer after injuring his foot. Canadian Press Greg Mercer, Record staff CAMBRIDGE - Nathan Brannen had just run his way to a silver medal at the Pan Am Games this summer and was getting ready for the world... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ROAD TO RIO
The Rangers rule Waterloo Region. But there are tons of homegrown players skating in the Ontario Hockey League. And playing the Rangers is always a love-hate thing. Most grew up idolizing the Blueshirts and now find themselves trying to beat their childhood heroes. Such is the case with Cambridge's Zach... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
A look at how some of the Rangers prospects fared this past weekend. 2015 class: Greg Meireles, F, (1st round): Did not play. Suffered a shoulder injury but should be back in action this week. Nick Durajlija, D (8th): 2 games, 0 points. Brantford lost both its matches in the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
It didn't take long for the Kitchener Rangers to fall back into old habits. The Blueshirts won both games on the weekend after losing to Erie last Sunday. There was an impressive 4-2 win in London on Friday in a game that saw the Rangers hold the league's top offence... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
A quick turnaround for the Rangers who are off to Guelph. It was an emotional win for Kitchener last night in London. The Rangers doubled up the Knights 4-2. Goalie Luke Opilka was sensational and called it a "statement" game. Let's just hope the club doesn't go into the Sleeman... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at Rangers Report
It's definitely the worst back-to-back of the season. Erie on Sunday and London tonight. At least the Rangers had a four day break in between. What is there to say about the Knights? The team is absolutely rolling. They already have a league high 102 goals and, in some cases,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Rangers Report
You could see this one coming. The previously No. 1 ranked Kitchener Rangers were bumped down a couple rungs in the CHL's top ten this week after losing to Erie on Sunday. The Otters are back in the top slot. 1. Erie Otters, OHL (17-2-1-0) 2. Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, QMJHL (18-2-3-1)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at Rangers Report
Broom issues in the curling world finally came to a head this month. On Nov. 6, the World Curling Federation announced a moratorium on specialized broom heads for the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, that was held Nov. 8-14. (By the by, Japan and Korea were in the finals... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at In The House
Just a quick look-see at how some of the Rangers' youngins are faring. Over in the CCHL, centre Greg Meireles (1st round, 2015) is seventh in team scoring for the Ottawa Jr. Sens with 15 points (4G, 11A) in 17 games. Stateside, forward Tom Novak (13th round, 2014 and a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Rangers Report
1. The Erie Otters have served notice that they are the team to beat in the OHL. They did it by beating London 3-1 on Saturday and taking out the CHL's top ranked Kitchener Rangers 5-2 on Sunday. Everyone knows that Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat are beasts. But what... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Rangers Report
Game of the year? I'd say so. It's the two top ranked teams in the CHL and the OHL's two best going head to head this evening at the Aud. Kitchener has won three straight and is coming off a 2-1 squeaker in OT against the Owen Sound Attack last... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at Rangers Report
It was a good news bad news kind of night for the Kitchener Rangers. First the good - the Rangers won again. In convincing fashion too, 6-2 against the visiting Saginaw Spirit. Now the bad - Ryan MacInnis and Brian Brosnan are out for this weekend's action. Brosnan has an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at Rangers Report
It has been a busy 24 hours for the Rangers. In case you missed it, former captain Mike Richards has been practicing with the club in a bid to return to the NHL. Richards who has been keeping a low profile since being charged by the RCMP this past June.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at Rangers Report
There was a familiar face at the Aud today. Former captain Mike Richards practised with the team as he tries to work his way back into the NHL. Richards says the past five months have been "stressful" but that he's ready to learn from his mistakes, push forward and return... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Rangers Report
The Kitchener Rangers are the No. 1 ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League. The weekly top ten came out today and the Blueshirts were at the top despite losing their first game in regulation this past week. Big wins over Ottawa and Sarnia helped Kitchener's cause as the team... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Rangers Report
It was back to business for the Kitchener Rangers Tuesday at the Aud. At least on the ice. The Rangers edged the Sarnia Sting 3-2 in their first game after taking their first regulation loss on the weekend. But the news happened before puck drop when the team dealt 2013... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at Rangers Report
It has been a slow process but the Kitchener Rangers are approaching a reasonably healthy squad for the first time this season. David Miller skates in back-to-back days and the team is hoping he'll be ready to go this weekend for a trio of tough tilts against Saginaw, Owen Sound... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Rangers Report
It's done. Over. Kaput. The Kitchener Rangers finally lost in regulation. Kingston was the culprit with a 5-3 win on home ice last night. The Blueshirts made it all the way until Nov. 7 without dropping a single game in 60 minutes. It's impressive stuff. And it was a clean... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at Rangers Report