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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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Things were bleak in late November. The Kitchener Rangers had lost four straight and were floundering in last place in the Ontario Hockey League's western conference. General manager Mike McKenzie fired coach Jay McKee and took over behind the bench. A sell-off scenario was on the table, if the team... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
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Even the kid in the lime green Timbits hockey sweater sitting in the row below the press box had an opinion. "Dad, they only have two shots," he said, in amazement midway through the first period Friday at the Aud. They, would be the visiting North Bay Battalion. The Troops... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
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Steve Bienkowski can remember the rough years. It was the mid-1990s and the former Kitchener Rangers goalie, turned accountant, came back to the Aud to help the franchise on a volunteer basis. When he peered into the books, it was ugly. The storied Ontario Hockey League franchise had built up... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
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It was Donovan Sebrango's skating that stood out. Kitchener Rangers general manager and coach Mike McKenzie couldn't keep his eyes off the Kingston rearguard while scouting for players ahead of the 2018 Ontario Hockey League draft. "It was pretty easy to see how talented and gifted he was," recalled McKenzie.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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It's over. Done. Finito. Trade deadline week, one of the craziest times on the Ontario Hockey League schedule, has wrapped up. No more rumours and rebuilds. At least, until next year, when we get to do it all over again. There were 24 deals, involving 35 players and 73 draft... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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It wasn't the perfect ending. But there was a silver lining for the Kitchener Rangers Sunday at the Aud. Of course, there was. For the better part of the past two months, it just seems like this club can do no wrong. The Rangers dropped Sunday's matinee. It was a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2020 at Rangers Report
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The new power trio will have to wait. The Kitchener Rangers were set to showcase a remade top line of veteran centre Greg Meireles flanked by towering teammates Liam Hawel and Serron Noel. The latter made his debut Friday after coming to Kitchener in a deal with Oshawa leading up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Rangers Report
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It was a Wale of a move. The Kitchener Rangers added some defensive depth by acquiring veteran rearguard Holden Wale from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds before the Ontario Hockey League's trade deadline expired at noon on Friday. "He's an under the radar kind of player and we like the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Rangers Report
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Serron Noel got a taste of the Aud about two months ago. "I got to sit on the left (home) bench so it was good to be getting cheered on by the fans," said the Ottawa native, who was a part of Team OHL's 4-1 win in the Canada-Russia series... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Rangers Report
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Dakota Betts came to the Aud as a long shot nearly two years ago. Friday night, the Niagara Falls native will return as a full-time Ontario Hockey League player with the Niagara IceDogs. "I know it's not easy to get to this level," he said. "I know you have to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers have added a big body for their run to the playoffs. The Blueshirts acquired Serron Noel, a six-foot-six, 216-pound winger, from the Oshawa Generals in exchange for forward Ryan Stepien and draft picks Wednesday. Noel, 19, is a Florida Panthers prospect and has 13 goals and 16... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Rangers Report
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Is the trade storm coming? Last season there were 43 deals involving 61 players and 95 draft picks from the time the Ontario Hockey League’s trade freeze lifted on Dec. 28 until the deadline on Jan. 10. So far this season, there hasn’t been a single swap. That should change... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 at Rangers Report
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It's time for Mike McKenzie to switch roles. The coaching hat will take a rest after the Kitchener Rangers had a winning weekend that saw the club shine in a 4-2 win over Saginaw on Friday, snag a point in a listless 7-6 overtime loss to Niagara on Saturday and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2020 at Rangers Report
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Kitchener came in confident. Perhaps, too confident. Tough to blame the Rangers, really. The Niagara IceDogs are a rebuilding club and had 16-year-old rookie Josh Rosenzweig in net Saturday night at the Meridian Centre. The freshman had just two Ontario Hockey League games on his resume. Toss in a Sunday... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2020 at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers are serving notice: the Aud is no longer a friendly place to play. Seems like a weird thing to say with the Blueshirts riding a 14-1 streak, which included a 4-2 double up against the Saginaw Spirit Friday night on East Avenue. But that uncomfortable feeling that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rangers Report
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At first glance it's a bit odd. When Kitchener Rangers goalie Jacob Ingham boards the team bus for a road trip, he brings his red, white and blue trapper with him. The six-foot-five, 200-pound Los Angeles Kings draft pick cradles the Bauer glove like he's holding a newborn baby. Then... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Rangers Report
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It wasn't a hard deadline. But Kitchener Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie gave his team about a month to prove itself when he fired Jay McKee and took over coaching duties in late November. Since then, the Blueshirts have gone 12-1, including Sunday's 6-2 win against the Erie Otters at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2019 at Rangers Report