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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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Ryan Douse gets doused after delivering the game-winning hit in the 12th inning Sunday. Dan Congdon photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER - The Kitchener Panthers lost sole possession of first place in the Intercounty Baseball League on the weekend, despite a come-from-behind win on Sunday against the Brantford Red... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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Noelvis Entenza, who came into the game with a 2.13 ERA, was pulled after five innings. Mat McCarthy/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — Dylan Brooks was putting the Jack Couch Park crowd to sleep until the seventh inning Thursday night, when the Kitchener Panthers finally woke them up.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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Jonder Martinez gave up four runs on three hits with five walks over five innings. Dan Congdon photo IBL Media Relations TORONTO – The Kitchener Panthers built a six-run lead and hung on for a 6-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night at Christie Pits. Mike Glinka drove... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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Zarley Cina takes a swing in Sunday's game against Guelph .Andrej Ivanov/Record staff Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — The Kitchener Panthers and Guelph Royals clashed again on Sunday afternoon, but for the first time this season, there was little suspense at the end of the game. The Panthers busted... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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The Guelph Royals celebrate their win in the 12th inning Saturday night. Dan Congdon photo IBL Media Relations GUELPH – Jon Waltenbury walked with the bases loaded and the Guelph Royals knocked off the first-place Kitchener Panthers 3-2 in 12 innings Saturday night at David E. Hastings Stadium. Brendan Keys... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Former San Francisco Giants prospect Angel Villalona is joining the Guelph Royals. AP photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — Angel Villalona is a man in need of a second chance in baseball. He found a team looking for its second chance, too. The former top prospect of the San... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Manny McIntyre played shortstop for the Middlebrook Cardinals in 1946, the team he left when he signed his professional contract with Sherbrooke. Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame photo James Jackson, Record staff WATERLOO - It was a cool and cloudy September evening when Manny McIntyre stepped into the batter’s box... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Dan Lebold thought it was a routine call. The Kitchener Rangers head trainer figured Hockey Canada wanted to ask him about some players taking part in the Under-18 summer camp. So the Stratford native finished running a few errands before phoning the outfit back last week. That's when he got... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Tanner Nivins takes a strike in Tuesday's game at Hastings Stadium. Dan Congdon photo IBL Media Relations GUELPH – A six-run ninth inning propelled the Kitchener Panthers to a 7-1 win over the Guelph Royals Tuesday night at David E. Hastings Stadium. Kitchener had four hits in the inning, highlighted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Eric Steeves pitched a scoreless inning of relief in Sunday's win over Burlington. Dan Congdon photo IBL Media Relations KITCHENER – Four Kitchener pitchers combined on an eight-hit shutout to lead the Panthers to a 6-0 shutout over the Burlington Herd Sunday afternoon at Jack Couch Park. Jonder Martinez started... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Noelvis Entenza struck out 11 over seven innings, allowing three hits and one run. Dan Congdon photo IBL Media Relations BRANTFORD – One night after getting blown out 15-1 against Brantford at home, the Kitchener Panthers returned the favour with a 10-2 road win over the Red Sox Friday night... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
It's a gamble that could pay off big time. That's the feeling around Swedish defenceman Axel Andersson, who became Kitchener Rangers property when the club selected him 51st overall in Thursday's Canadian Hockey League import draft. The highly touted blueliner was a second-round pick by the Boston Bruins in this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Rangers Report
The Kitchener Rangers selected highly touted defenceman Axel Andersson with the 51st pick in today's Canadian Hockey League import draft. The 18-year-old was a second round draft pick by the Boston Bruins in this year's NHL draft. Andersson had six goals and 25 assists in 42 games for Djurgardens in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Michael Vukojevic's first chance to represent Canada on the ice was wiped out due to a high ankle sprain. The Kitchener Rangers defenceman had his Under-17 World Hockey Challenge experience cut short after suffering the injury in a pre-tournament match last year. Now, he's getting another crack. The Oakville native... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers will take part in this year's Canadian Hockey League import draft after learning that Slovak forward Adam Liska will not be back for his second season with the club. The Blueshirts expected the 18-year-old to return, and wanted him back, but his agent told the team earlier... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Rino Damiani was getting nervous. It was midway through the fifth round of Saturday's NHL draft and son Riley had yet to hear his name at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. "I just had to go to the bathroom," he admitted. "I'm not good under pressure." With the hometown... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Barrie Baycats leftfielder Jeremy Walker bobbles the ball, allowing the Panthers first run on Thursday night. Dan Congdon photo IBL Media Relations KITCHENER – Frank Garces allowed one run and struck out eight over seven innings to lead the Barrie Baycats to a 4-2 win over the Kitchener Panthers at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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It was a nudge from Grandma Faye that helped get it started. "I didn't want to go on the ice," said Donovan Sebrango, the newest member of the Kitchener Rangers. The Kingston native, who signed with the club Monday, wanted nothing to do with hockey as a kid, before his... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at Rangers Report
A few off-season items, in case you have been cottaging. * The Rangers have signed their first three picks from this year's OHL daft - first rounder F Reid Valade and second rounders F Isaac Langdon and D Donovan Sebrango. Some nice work by GM Mike McKenzie. * Sebrango's signing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Hamilton's Josh Freeman had his first loss of the season, after giving up six runs in four-plus innings. Dan Congdon photo IBL Media Relations KITCHENER – Seven different Kitchener Panthers drove in at least one run in a 15-3 win over the Hamilton Cardinals Sunday afternoon at Jack Couch Park.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Riley Damiani is used to being overlooked. Opponents and scouts have underestimated the Kitchener Rangers centre at every level of hockey. "I feel like I'm one of those guys that flies under the radar," he said. "I feel like I've been one of those guys my whole life." And because... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Rangers Report
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The Panthers fell into an early hole Friday, but dug their way back for the win. Dan Congdon photo IBL Media Relations WELLAND – Five unanswered runs were enough for the Kitchener Panthers to dig out of an early hole and edge the Hamilton Cardinals 5-3 Friday night at Welland... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
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Brantford Red Sox manager Wayne Forman was tossed from Thursday's game after the ump lost count of strikes. Dan Congdon photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER - Jose Bautista made his first appearance at Jack Couch Park Thursday night, and didn’t score a single run. But he gave up plenty.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Panthers Baseball
Dan Kelly is coming back to the Aud. The former Kitchener Rangers captain was named to the coaching staff of the Kitchener Dutchmen Monday afternoon. Kelly spent parts of five seasons with the Rangers on the Dom Cardillo rink and will now go across the hall of the Kitchener Memorial... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Mike Gordner is mobbed by teammates after hitting his walk-off home run Sunday at Jack Couch Park. Dan Congdon photo IBL Media Relations KITCHENER – Mike Gordner's solo home run in the bottom of the 11th gave the Kitchener Panthers a 3-2 win over the Guelph Royals Sunday afternoon at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Panthers Baseball