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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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Logan Brown is close to returning. Kitchener's prized Ontario Hockey League trade deadline acquisition finally arrived in town and practised with his new club Friday at the Aud. The Rangers centre hasn't played a game for about a month after injuring his knee against Slovakia while representing the United States... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 28-14-2-0, second in western conference Otters: 13-21-6-3, ninth in western conference Head to head: Kitchener leads the season series 5-0. Game-time: 7:30 p.m. The skinny: The Rangers are coming off a dominating 6-0 win over Niagara and have won three of their last four games. The team scored... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
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It was a perfect game. Six different players scored for Kitchener as the Rangers blanked the Niagara IceDogs, 6-0, on Wednesday night at the Meridian Centre. The club's special teams put on a clinic by scoring one short-handed marker and one with the man advantage while shutting down all seven... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
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Mario Culina was on a high. The Sault Ste. Marie native just won a Memorial Cup as the backup goalie with the Windsor Spitfires and his hockey world was perfect. But, soon after, the veteran was cut. The Spits were rebuilding and, with starter Michael DiPietro in his prime, there... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 27-14-2-0, second in western conference IceDogs: 24-12-3-2, second in eastern conference Head to head: This is the first meeting between the two clubs this season. The clubs split two pre-season games. Game-time: 7 p.m. The skinny: Kitchener is coming off a close 2-1 loss to London but has... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
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Change. Rockers David Bowie, Blind Melon and Neil Young have all sung about it. And while I'll spare readers my vocals, I won't shy away from listing the changes I'd like to see in junior hockey. It's my annual attempt at being Ontario Hockey League commissioner David Branch, sans moustache,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
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It's hard to miss Michael Vukojevic. The towering rookie rearguard, who made his debut at the Aud Sunday, is six-foot-three and 212 pounds. And he's only 16 years old. "He's the size I was when I was in my prime NHL years," said Rangers head coach Jay McKee, who played... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 27-13-2-0, second in western conference Knights: 22-17-2-1, tied for fourth in western conference Head to head: Kitchener leads season series 2-1 Game-time: 6 p.m. The skinny: It’s a tale of two teams going in opposite directions. Since the trade deadline, the reloaded Rangers are 2-0 and have averaged... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
There is something about the London Knights that brings out the best in Logan Stanley. The Kitchener Rangers defenceman has scored a quarter of his 20 Ontario Hockey League goals against the Bud Gardens group, including two in Thursday night's 5-1 Blueshirts victory. "I always try and play good against... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 25-13-2-0, second in western conference Knights: 22-15-2-1, tied for fourth in western conference Head to head: Season series tied 1-1 Game-time: 7 p.m. The skinny: At this point one wonders if London will have enough players to dress, especially up front. The Knights unloaded four of its biggest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Mike McKenzie needed the break. The Kitchener Rangers general manager left the office at the Aud on Wednesday afternoon after a hectic week to catch a minor midget hockey game in Guelph. "I'm looking forward to going to scout a game," he said. "I can just watch the game. No... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Rangers Report
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The swap-a-thon is over. The Ontario Hockey Hockey's trade deadline ended Wednesday at noon and it was an eventful run to the buzzer. Every team made at least one deal once the trade freeze was lifted on Dec. 28. Since then, there were 28 total exchanges involving 47 players and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Rangers Report
The trading stopped but the Kitchener Rangers kept adding to their roster Wednesday. Hours after the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline expired, the Rangers signed blue chip defensive prospect Michael Vukojevic to a standard player agreement. The 16-year-old defenceman was Kitchener's second round pick in last year's OHL draft. Some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Rangers Report
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The trading continues for the Kitchener Rangers. The Blueshirts sent 19-year-old winger Cole Carter to the Mississauga Steelheads for two third round draft picks (2020, 2022) and a sixth round selection (2020) this morning. Carter joined the Rangers last January in a deal with Windsor for Jeremy Bracco. He had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Jake Henderson is headed north The Kitchener Rangers traded the overage winger to the North Bay Battalion along with a 10th round draft pick (2021) Tuesday. The Blueshirts got an eighth rounder (2019) back. Henderson was caught in an OA crunch in Kitchener. The team had five 20-year-olds and had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Rangers Report
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The need for a veteran presence in the crease was just too hard to ignore for Mike McKenzie. So, the Kitchener Rangers rookie general manager acquired overage netminder Mario Culina from the Sudbury Wolves Monday night in exchange for an eighth round pick in 2019. "We felt we needed to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Givani Smith knew something was up. The 19-year-old winger was summoned into the office of Guelph Storm general manager/coach George Burnett this past weekend and informed he had been traded. That, he kind of expected. "I wanted to go as far as I could during my last year in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Rangers Report
It was a busy Sunday. Two trades and three veterans were added to Kitchener’s roster. The moves ignited the fan base. Personally, I was inundated with questions and comments (which, by the way are always welcome). So I thought I’d round up some common concerns in one place. Before I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers are loading up for a run at an Ontario Hockey League championship. General manager Mike McKenzie made a pair of bold swaps to bring in three impact players Sunday in a bid to keep the Rangers in the hunt for their first title in a decade. And... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers and Windsor Spitfires are becoming trade buddies. The Blueshirts made their third swap with the Spits in the past year by acquiring centre Logan Brown (in photo) and overage defenceman Austin McEneny for rookie blueliner Grayson Ladd and several draft picks. They include: a second round pick... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers just got a lot tougher up front. The Blueshirts acquired winger Givani Smith from the Guelph Storm Sunday for second round picks in 2021, 2024 and 2025 (that one is conditional). The conditions are that the pick reverts to a second in 2020 in mid-February when Jacob... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Rangers Report
First came the national recognition, then came the national embarrassment. It certainly was a week of extremes for the Kitchener Rangers. It started out on a high when the club landed seventh overall on the Canadian Hockey League's weekly top ten rankings. And it fizzled days later after the Rangers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 25-12-2-0, second in the western conference Attack: 14-16-1-5, eighth in the western conference Head to head: Kitchener is 4-1-1-0 against Owen Sound this season. Game-time: 3:30 p.m. The skinny: Kitchener’s five game winning streak was snapped in a flat effort at home Friday as the visiting Mississauga Steelheads... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at Rangers Report
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It's a cryptic time at the Aud. "There is nothing to report at this time," said Kitchener Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie. "If there is something to report with any team then we'll announce it." Hey, you can't blame McKenzie for being tight-lipped. The Ontario Hockey League trade deadline is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at Rangers Report
PREGAME Rangers: 25-11-2-0, second in western conference Steelheads: 16-22-0-1, tied for eighth in eastern conference Head to head: This is the first meeting of the season. Game-time: 7:30 p.m. The skinny: Kitchener has won five consecutive games and is coming off a 3-0 shutout against the Barrie Colts. Mississauga has... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Rangers Report