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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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It's beautiful outside but here I am, sitting alone in the pressbox. Still want to be a sports reporter? Seriously though, life is good and it's nice to be back on the beat full time again. So we have a friendly against the Fish this afternoon. It's an early test... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
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It looks like we haven't seen the last of Ben Fanelli on the ice. The former Kitchener Rangers captain is trying his hand at officiating and worked the lines for two scrimmages this week at training camp. Fanelli told me he's enjoying the shift even though it felt a bit... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
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Not too many players from Northern Ontario get drafted into the OHL. Though, the Rangers have had success with those from the land of Northern Lights. Think back to Kenora's Mike Richards for proof. This year's camp sees Hearst native Raphael Lecours - a ninth round pick in this year's... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
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It should come as no surprise, really. With Brent Laing leaving Team Glenn Howard for parts west (joining Kevin Koe) the Weed Man sponsorship went with him. After all Laing's family has had a Weed Man Canada franchise for three decades. Glenn Howard's foursome, now with Richard Hart's return to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at In The House
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If one thing was made clear by both coach and GM, it's that the Kitchener Rangers starting job in net is available for the taking. Jordan DeKort and Matt Greenfield are the main candidates for the gig, though draft picks Izzy Benigno and Julian Sime are also in camp. DeKort... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
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Players hit the Kinsmen Arena for some fit testing today before taking to the ice at the Aud. Sophomore forward Mike Davies and rookie defenceman Scott Pedersen watched from the sidelines with injuries. Both will sit camp out but may return for the pre-season depending on how their injuries progress.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
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It's a mystery to me. But then again, there are a lot of head scratching moves that occur in hockey. And I'm just an ink stain so what do I know. But having watched Darby Llewellyn for two years, I felt he was a lock to get drafted. And he... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
Some additional notes on some Kitchener Rangers. You may have noticed a few names missing from the training camp roster - scroll down a few posts to see the invites. Forward Ty Learn has been released from the club. The seventh round draft choice (2012) had no points over 11... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
It's going to be a busy start to the season for the Rangers. Nine players have been invited to NHL rookie camps, which run in early-mid September. Those earning invites - so far - include: Colorado Avalanche - D Max Iafrate, F Nick Magyar Detroit Red Wings - F Darby... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
The Kitchener Rangers posted a profit for the 19th consecutive year despite missing out on lucrative playoff dollars. The Ontario Hockey League club announced total revenues of $6,329,099 for the 2013-14 season at its annual general meeting Monday night at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate. After the bills were paid, the team... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
The Kitchener Rangers' training camp kicks off Wednesday with practice at 7 p.m. The tryout runs until Sunday when the team plays Mississauga in its first exhibition game. Here's the list of players en route: Forwards: Brent Pedersen, Ryan MacInnis, Nick Magyar, Justin Bailey, Gustaf Franzen, Darby Llewellyn, Brandon Robinson,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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The Barrie Baycats won in extra innings Sunday to go up 2-0 on the London Majors. File photo LONDON - The Barrie Baycats and London Majors each received great pitching Sunday afternoon in London but eventually the Baycats won the game 3-2 in ten innings to take a 2-0 lead... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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Meet Liam Maaskant, Kitchener's latest addition to the blueline. The OA defenceman comes to the Rangers via Barrie in a swap for a sixth round pick in next year's draft. He'll be a breath of fresh air around the young Blueshirt brigade. He's tough, experienced and has a good sense... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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BRENT PEDERSEN Age: 19 Position: LW HT: 6’2” WT: 213 2013-14 line: 67 GP, 18G, 13A 2013-14 highlight: A three-point night – 1G, 2A – and a plus-three rating in an 8-4 win over Belleville on Nov. 22. Skinny: The spike in point production never happened as the veteran posted... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Rangers Report
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BRANDON ROBINSON Age: 19 Position: LW HT: 6’3” WT: 216 2013-14 line: 40 GP, 7G, 9A 2013-14 highlight: Two goals and one assist in a 6-2 win over Erie on Dec. 28. Skinny: Things were just starting to get rolling for Robinson and then he suffered a wrist injury that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Rangers Report
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FRANK HORA Age: 18 Position: D HT: 6’1” WT: 189 2013-14 line: 65 GP, 1G, 19 A 2013-14 highlight: Two assists in a 4-3 OT win against Owen Sound on Nov. 29. Skinny: Still surprised he didn’t get drafted. Nobody played more key minutes as a rookie than Hora, who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Rangers Report
The Rangers added some much needed experience to their blueline with the acquisition of overage defenceman Liam Maaskant today. In exchange, the Rangers send a sixth round pick in next year's draft to the Barrie Colts. Maaskant had three goals and five assists last year for the Colts in his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Rangers Report
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MASON KOHN Age: 17 Position: C HT: 5’10” WT: 176 2013-14 line: 61 GP, 9G, 13A 2013-14 highlight: Kohn was a bright spot down the stretch as the Rangers hit the skids – 11 straight losses to end the campaign. In the final five games, the rookie had two goals... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Rangers Report
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Kyle DeGrace and the Barrie BayCats will try for their first IBL championship since 2005. Barrie Examiner file photo BARRIE - The pennant-winning Barrie Baycats got one step closer to completing what might become one of their greatest seasons in recent IBL memory by eliminating the Brantford Red Sox in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Panthers Baseball
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NICK MAGYAR Age: 18 Position: RW HT: 6’2” WT: 191 2013-14 line: 66 GP, 20G, 26A 2013-14 highlight: Three goals and one assist in a 6-5 win over Sarnia in the first game of 2014. Skinny: Magyar lived up to the hype by leading the Rangers in scoring last season.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Rangers Report
The OJHL pre-season kicks off tonight. And there are several Rangers picks/former players hitting the ice. Among those listed on team rosters include: Owen Stewart (Carleton Place), Stephen Midensky (Georgetown), Quinn Wichers (Kemptville), Jacob Tugnutt (Kemptville), Chris Poletek (Milton), Mark Bzowey (Oakville), Danylo Znaczko (St. Mike's) and James Mense-Dietrich (Stouffville).... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Rangers Report
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MAX IAFRATE Age: 20 Position: D HT: 6’2” WT: 212 2013-14 line: 57 GP, 8G, 22A 2013-14 highlight: A four assist night against Saginaw in December in the Rangers’ 5-3 win. Skinny: Iafrate got off to a hot start with five points in his first four games and went on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Rangers Report
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Mike Schnurr's rookie season in the Intercounty Baseball League was one of the Panthers' bright spots this year. Record file photo KITCHENER – The box score is cruelly cut and dry. The Kitchener Panthers season was snuffed out in the ninth inning Monday night with the tying run at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Panthers Baseball
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MATT GREENFIELD Age: 19 Position: G HT: 6’1” WT: 186 2013-14 line: 35 GP, 9-22-0-2, 3.88 GAA 2013-14 highlight: It’s not often that a loss is a highlight, but it’s hard to ignore Greenfield’s 49-save, one goal against effort versus Guelph on March 4. Strength: He made several jaw dropping... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Rangers Report
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CURTIS MEIGHAN Age: 20 Position: C HT: 5’11” WT: 183 2013-14 line: 68 GP, 11G, 26A 2013-14 highlight: Two goals in the Rangers’ last win of the season – way back on Feb. 20. Skinny: He’ll be one of two overagers (the other is Max Iafrate) to start the season... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Rangers Report