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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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Matt Gordon doesn't hesitate. "Gabriel Landeskog," he says when asked if he has a favourite player. "I think we're the same (in a lot of ways) even though he's in the NHL and a lot better. He's big, he can lay the body, he can score goals and he's a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
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Tanner Nivins is recovering from an ulcerative colitis attack in the off-season that left him hospitalized. Mat McCarthy/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — Tanner Nivins was on the field at Jack Couch Park on Sunday, getting honoured with a personalized glove for being the Intercounty Baseball League’s Most... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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Yorbis Borroto had two hits and two RBI in Monday's win over Guelph. David Bebee/Record staff IBL Media Relations GUELPH – The top of the Kitchener Panthers' lineup did most of the damage in an 8-1 win over Guelph in a Victoria Day matinee. Yorbis Borroto and Colin Gordner –... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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Jamaica has produced the world's best sprinters. Now, the Caribbean hot spot is trying to ice a hockey team at the Olympics. And Kitchener Rangers defenceman Elijah Roberts hopes to be there if it happens. "Being the first to play on the team and making history would be great," he... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers took a big step in solidifying their back end for years to come by locking up first-round pick Grayson Ladd. The 16-year-old defenceman was beaming as he officially signed his standard player agreement while surrounded by his family at the Aud Thursday afternoon. "A whole bunch of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
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Sean Reilly hit .418 with 13 home runs and 51 RBI last seasons. David Bebee/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — The Burlington Herd honoured Sean Reilly with a commemorative bat on the weekend, recognizing his 20 remarkable seasons in the Intercounty Baseball League. The Kitchener Panthers’ designated hitter... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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OHL all-stars were announced this afternoon as selected by the league's general managers. Here's the info as grabbed from the press release: Players were voted on by position and received five points for a first place vote, three for a second place vote, and one for a third place vote.... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Catcher Yulexis La Rosa had an RBI in Sunday's loss. Peter Lee/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — Dave teBoekhorst told his Kitchener Panthers he wanted them to ease their way into the 2017 Intercounty Baseball League season. He probably won’t be too upset, then, by the team splitting... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Panthers Baseball
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Sean Reilly drove in a pair of runs in Saturday's season opener. Record file photo IBL Media Relations BURLINGTON - Sean Reilly had three hits and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Kitchener Panthers to a 4-2 road win over the Burlington Herd Saturday afternoon. Reilly singled... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Panthers Baseball
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The phone rang early in the morning. Too early. "It was one of those things where I was wondering, who was calling me?" said Mike Penny. It was the Ontario Provincial Police. They had some horrific news for the Kitchener Rangers general manager during that mid-May day back in 1980.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Pitcher Ian Rendon stretches before Thursday's workout in Kitchener. All photos by David Bebee/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — Back home, Ian Rendon and Yulexis La Rosa are competitors, playing for opposing teams in the Cuban National Series. But starting this weekend, they’ll be battery mates, wearing the... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Panthers Baseball
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The names on the backs of their sweaters get noticed as soon as they step on the ice. Bertuzzi, Staios, Primeau, Bancroft and Perrott. Soon after, the comparisons begin. It's the price that comes with being the son of a famous father. In this case, for five teenagers competing at... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Kitchener Panthers manager Dave teBoekhorst led the team to a 27-10 regular season record last season. Hannah Yoon photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — Dave teBoekhorst wasn’t sure if he’d return for another season at the helm of the Kitchener Panthers. Then he started thinking about his own championship-winning... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Panthers Baseball
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Cuba's Yulexis La Rosa is expected to be to the Panthers starting ctahcer in 2017. Photo: Luis Carlos Palacios Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — The Kitchener Panthers are in the process of signing a new deal with Cuba’s national baseball federation that will send a catcher, shortstop and two... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Panthers Baseball
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Liam Peyton is back in Waterloo Region and this time he's hoping to stay. The Kitchener Rangers prospect was ready and willing to move to town and play for the Jr. B Dutchmen last season, but got caught up in a paperwork issue with Hockey Canada, which forced him back... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at Rangers Report
Spring camp is a chance for players to make a good first impression and potentially win a job with the Kitchener Rangers. It happened last year. Free agent goalie Chris McGonigle had such a strong camp that the Blueshirts grabbed his signature on a contract soon after it ended. More... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Rangers Report
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OHL rookie of the year: Ryan Merkley, D, Guelph Storm All-rookie teams (votes in brackets): First Team: Centre – Allan McShane, Oshawa Generals (85) Left Wing – Linus Nyman, Kingston Frontenacs (73) Right Wing – Akil Thomas, Niagara IceDogs (93) Defence – Ryan Merkley, Guelph Storm (91) Defence – Eemeli... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Fans would rather be focusing on the post-season. But the Kitchener Rangers are done after being ousted by Owen Sound in five games during the opening round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. Despite the short run it was a memorable year marked by big achievements, surprising moves and unfortunate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Rangers Report
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Veteran shortstop Mike Glinka retired from the Panthers in the off-season to pursue his PhD. Record staff photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — The Kitchener Panthers’ search for a shortstop this season has taken them from New Hamburg to Old Havana. The local Intercounty Baseball League team says it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Panthers Baseball
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6. Sick bay stocked Every team deals with injuries but it seemed like the Rangers suffered more than their fair share this past season. It started with goalie Luke Opilka who came into camp on the shelf after having off-season hip surgery. The netminder didn’t really settle in until about... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Rangers Report
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7. Bracco wins gold It was a bittersweet moment. The Americans beat Canada 5-4 in a thrilling shootout to capture the gold medal at the world junior hockey championship in Montreal. But Rangers fans took solace in seeing winger Jeremy Bracco on the winning side. The Toronto Maple Leafs prospect... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Rangers Report
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8. NHL presence There is always so much hope at the beginning of the season and Rangers fans had reason to be excited. Nine of the team’s players were invited to NHL rookie and/or training camps – F Jeremy Bracco (Toronto), F Adam Mascherin (Florida), F Connor Bunnaman (Philadelphia), F... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Rangers Report
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9. Meltdown in Erie Things were good. The Rangers led the Otters 3-2 after two periods at the Erie Insurance Arena on Nov. 5. But something went down in the dressing room during the break and the Rangers came out flat. Erie scored five third period tallies and embarrassed the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Rangers Report
Kobe Desmond never gave up hope. The Toronto teen sat through all 15 excruciating rounds of last year's Ontario Hockey League draft just waiting to be selected. It never happened. "It was sad," he said. "I thought I would go." Desmond seemingly had all the tools. He had a nice... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Rangers Report
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The season is done. The (main) draft is over. It's time to look back. What were the biggest stories from this past Kitchener Rangers campaign? Fear not, I've got you covered with the top ten news makers from the 2016-17 season. 10. Rangers ranked Things were good in early November.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Rangers Report