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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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All Connor Hall has ever wanted is another shot at the National Hockey League. And now, after four shoulder surgeries that virtually wiped out his junior hockey career with the Kitchener Rangers, he's got it. The Cambridge native has worked his way back into game shape and secured an invitation... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Rangers Report
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Kyle Gentles isn't going far. The defenceman, who was a mainstay on the blue line for the Kitchener Rangers the past three seasons, is heading to Waterloo to play for the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks. The Ajax native was one of eight recruits announced by the team Thursday for... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Rangers Report
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It was supposed to happen by now. It being the signing of Kitchener Rangers top prospect Francesco Pinelli. You know, the team's first-round pick and the only first-rounder from this year's Ontario Hockey League draft still without a contract. Rangers Nation is getting antsy. And I don't blame them. More... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
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We're moving our coverage of the Kitchener Panthers and Intercounty Baseball League stories to our main Panthers page at TheRecord.com. You can read game reports, feature stories and more here. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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Kitchener's Yoen Socarras gave up three runs and five hits over five innings. Dan Congdon photo IBL Media Relations KITCHENER – The Barrie Baycats pulled into a first-place tie with Kitchener after a 5-3 win over the Panthers Sunday afternoon at Jack Couch Park. Barrie's Jordan Castaldo led the way... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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Mike Andrulis went 4-for-5 and had two RBI in Thurday's win. Record file photo IBL Media Relations BARRIE – The Kitchener Panthers added to the Barrie Baycats' misery and took over first place with an 11-5 win Thursday night at Coates Stadium. Mike Andrulis went 4-for-5 and had two RBI... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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New Kitchener Rangers goalie Jacob Ingham is a big guy and makes big saves. It turns out he also has a big heart. While many teenagers were out sunning by the pool or beach during the Canada Day long weekend, Ingham was donating blood. "I try to do what I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2019 at Rangers Report
One boasts a blistering NHL-ready shot. The other is a six-foot-three 16-year-old who oozes potential. And if all goes right, Sweden's Axel Bergkvist and Finland's Ville Ottavainen will be working the back end for the Kitchener Rangers this season. "It would add a little bit of depth to our blue... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Rangers Report
He's only 16 but Finland's Ville Ottavainen is listed at 6-foot-3 and 183 pounds. The Kitchener Rangers added the blueliner with their first pick (34th overall) in Thursday's CHL import draft. Ottavainen had 34 points in 49 games for Karpat U18 this past season in his homeland. He also represented... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Rangers Report
Short and sweet, but a few updates before tomorrow's import draft. Francesco Pinelli was invited to Hockey Canada's U-17 camp. That's the first step in making one of three Canadian squads for November's World U17 Hockey Challenge. Just the one Rangers invite, but many of the team's draft picks this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at Rangers Report
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There is a new crease captain at the Aud. The Kitchener Rangers acquired Los Angeles Kings draft pick Jacob Ingham in a trade with the Mississauga Steelheads Monday night in exchange for four draft picks. "We wanted to do something now and not wait until the fall," said Rangers general... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Cole Schwindt wasn't even paying attention. "I was watching a movie," said the Kitchener native, who lives in Breslau. "Then I heard my parents cheering downstairs." That's when the Mississauga Steelheads forward glanced at the television and learned that he was selected by the Florida Panthers in the third round... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Ben Thomson waited and waited. The NHL draft was nearing the end at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., back in 2011, and the 18-year-old Kitchener Rangers forward was feeling anxious. "You watch all the friends you grew up playing with and against and see them all going... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2019 at Rangers Report
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It's not a race. So, don't read too much into the fact that the Kitchener Rangers haven't signed first-round draft pick Francesco Pinelli. The slick scoring Stoney Creek centre is the sole player of the 21 first-rounders selected in this year's Ontario Hockey League draft that hasn't put pen to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Yorbis Borroto, right, was named the IBL's hitter of the week on Monday. Dan Congdon/Kitchener Panthers IBL Media Relations TORONTO – Kitchener extended its win streak to five with a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday at Christie Pits. Mike Gordner drove in two for the Panthers (12-2).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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Yorbis Borroto had a great day at the plate on Saturday. Record file photo IBL Media Relations WELLAND – Yorbis Borroto went 5-for-5 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Kitchener Panthers to an 8-6 win in Welland Saturday afternoon. Borroto singled in his other at bats... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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The Kitchener Rangers start with the Saginaw Spirit and end with the Erie Otters. Sandwiched in between are 66 games against every club in the Ontario Hockey League. The schedule, released Tuesday, features 34 home dates — 23 on Friday, six on Sunday, four on Tuesday and a lone Monday... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Mike Schnurr pitched a scoreless eighth Sunday to put the Panthers in line to win. Dan Congdon photo KITCHENER – Brian Burton's bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth gave the Kitchener Panthers a 4-3 win over the Welland Jackfish Sunday afternoon at Jack Couch Park. Andy Leader started... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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Tanner Nivins had six RBI in Friday's win over Brantford. Record file photo IBL Media Relations BRANTFORD – Tanner Nivins homered twice and drove in six as the Kitchener Panthers beat the Brantford Red Sox 13-4 Friday night at Arnold Anderson Stadium. Nivins also singled and scored three times as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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Zarley Cina, left, is leading the Panthers offence in his sophomore year with the Panthers. Dan Congdon photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — If you're trying to understand why the Kitchener Panthers are off to such a hot start this season, you can begin by looking at their outfield.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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New import players Yeonnis Yera and Yoen Socarras get acquainted with Mike Andrulis. David Bebee Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER - After three international flights, a night in the Havana airport and a long, long trip north, the Kitchener Panthers' Cuban imports finally arrived at Jack Couch Park Thursday. They... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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Mike Gordner, left, celebrates Keegan Marsden's home run on Sunday. Mat McCarthy/Record staff IBL Media Relations KITCHENER – The Kitchener Panthers roared back from an early deficit to beat the London Majors 19-10 Sunday afternoon at Jack Couch Park. Kitchener trailed 4-1 before pulling away with nine runs in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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DeAndre Asbury-Heath picked up four hits and drove in a run in Welland's win over London. Dave Johnson/Welland Tribune IBL Media Relations BRANTFORD – Mike Gordner made his only hit count as his RBI double scored Colin Gordner in the top of the 11th inning to lead the Kitchener Panthers... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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Guelph's Yunior Yambatis took the loss, giving up six runs (four earned) on five hits in 2.2 innings. Dan Congdon photo IBL Media Relations LONDON – The London Majors ended a mini two-game skid with a 10-4 win over the Guelph Royals Friday night at Labatt Park. Ismael Pena went... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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Phillip Thrappas of the London Majors dives under the tag of Keegan Marsden. Mat McCarthy/Record staff IBL Media Relations KITCHENER – The Kitchener Panthers scored 21 straight runs to turn an early deficit into a 22-5 blowout win over the London Majors Thursday night at Jack Couch Park. Kitchener (3-1)... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at Panthers Baseball