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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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There is angst in Rangers Nation. Fans are hungry for a winner and watching the Kitchener Rangers essentially stand pat at the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline has some ardent supporters fired up. And you can understand their pain. The Rangers haven't been to an OHL final in the past... Continue reading
Posted 34 minutes ago at Rangers Report
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It was shaping up to be the best weekend of the season. The Kitchener Rangers were coming off a stunning 4-3 overtime win against the mighty Guelph Storm, who spent the past few weeks stacking their roster for a run at an Ontario Hockey League title. And there the Blueshirts... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 18-20-3-0, fourth in Midwest Division London: 28-6-4-1, first in Midwest Division Head to head: London has won all three meetings this season, outscoring the Rangers 14-3 in the process. Game time: 2 p.m. Skinny: Kitchener is looking to play spoiler for the second time this weekend after collecting a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
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It's an hour and a half before puck drop and the mood is light on the visitor's side at the Aud. Members of the Guelph Storm are smiling as they exit the team bus. Some exchange laughs as they make a run to a nearby Tim Hortons for a pre-game... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 17-20-3-0, fourth in Midwest Division Guelph: 21-12-3-4, second in Midwest Division Head to head: Guelph leads the season series 3-1. Game time: 7:30 p.m. Skinny: The Rangers are a team of streaks. The club won four straight but have lost the past three tilts. The last two periods in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
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It was a quiet trade deadline at the Aud. Kitchener Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie talked to a lot of teams before Thursday's Ontario Hockey League noon swap cut-off but nothing ever progressed past the conversation stage. "We weren't ever really close on anything," he said. "None of our players... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
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Trade time is over. Every Ontario Hockey League team made a swap from the time the holiday trade freeze was lifted on Dec. 28 until the cut-off Thursday at noon. In all, 43 trades were made involving 61 players and 95 draft picks. Here are some highlights: 1. Barrie's big... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
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To outsiders, it appears as a transaction. For the Kitchener Rangers, losing one of their own is something that hits the entire dressing room hard. Such was the case when popular winger Nick McHugh said his goodbyes Tuesday at the Aud. The 19-year-old was a staple for the red, white... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 17-19-3-0, fourth in Midwest Division Owen Sound: 21-15-1-2, third in Midwest Division Head to head: Kitchener leads the season series 2-0. Game time: 7 p.m. Skinny: This is the third clash between these two clubs in 12 days. Let’s hear it for balanced schedules! Only six more to go... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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Nick McHugh is on the move. The Kitchener Rangers traded the veteran winger to the Mississauga Steelheads for three draft picks - a third in 2023, a fourth in 2019 and an eighth in 2020 Tuesday evening. McHugh was a seventh round pick in the 2015 draft out of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Rangers Report
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The emotions are still raw for Dan Lebold. The Kitchener Rangers trainer rejoined the Ontario Hockey League club in time for Sunday's game against the Windsor Spitfires after spending about a month with Team Canada at the world junior championship. It was a heartbreaking tournament for the Canucks, who lost... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Jay McKee has the Midas touch. The Kitchener Rangers coach had a timely pep talk with rookie forward Reid Valade early in the third period of Friday's 4-3 win over Owen Sound at the Aud. The freshman has been in a serious funk this season and was still searching for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 17-18-3-0, fourth in Midwest Division Windsor: 17-19-2-1, fourth in West Division Head to head: The teams have split the season series 1-1. Game time: 2:05 p.m. Skinny: It has been a tough holiday season for the Spits. The team has three wins seven losses since trading goalie Michael DiPietro... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at Rangers Report
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You don't mess with another man's hockey equipment. It's kind of an unwritten rule in the dressing room. But that didn't stop Kitchener Rangers coach Jay McKee and assistant Dennis Wideman from cutting a couple of inches off the stick of defenceman Michael Vukojevic about a month back. The hack... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 16-17-3-0, fourth in Midwest Division Owen Sound: 20-14-1-2, third in Midwest Division Head to head: The Rangers beat the Attack 6-2 this past Saturday. Game time: 7:30 p.m. Skinny: The Rangers are gunning for their first four-game winning streak of the season after reeling off three impressive victories over... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Doing nothing isn't sexy, especially at the Ontario Hockey League trade deadline. But, if you take a step back and look at the big picture, it might just be the right move for the Kitchener Rangers this season. First, let's clear something up. General manager Mike McKenzie should pull the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Laurier rookie of the year Ben Braun has agreed to pitch in Hamilton in 2019. Record staff KITCHENER – Intercounty Baseball League teams are filling in gaps in their rosters as the 2019 season approaches in May. The Hamilton Cardinals have signed Wilfred Laurier University rookie of the year and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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The big names we know. It's the up-and-comers that don't get the credit they deserve in the Ontario Hockey League. You know, the guys and gals behind the scenes that are scouting, coaching, managing or working hard to make the in-house experience better. The top talent often gets recruited to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Ryan Stepien is having fun again. The 17-year-old winger was languishing on the Saginaw Spirit's fourth line and was even a healthy scratch at times earlier this season. But he received a lifeline last month when he was traded to the Kitchener Rangers in a three-way deal that saw defenceman... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 15-17-3-0, fourth in Midwest Division Peterborough: 20-15-0-0, third in East Division Head to head: Kitchener beat Peterborough 5-3 in early November. Game time: 2 p.m. Skinny: Kitchener is undefeated in two games since returning from the Christmas break and has allowed just two goals in that span. Peterborough lost... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers released overage forward Chase Campbell this afternoon. The team acquired the Waterloo native from Owen Sound for a 10th round draft pick in late September but that pick came with a condition and was about to turn into a higher selection. Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie also... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Maybe the Kitchener Rangers just needed some home cooking. You know, a chance to see ma and pa, exchange a few gifts, gobble up a turkey dinner and forget about the games leading up to the holiday break. Something has certainly changed. The Rangers look nothing like the club that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 14-17-3-0, fourth in Midwest Division Owen Sound: 19-12-1-2, third in Midwest Division Head to head: Incredibly, we’re at Game 35 for the Rangers and this is their first clash with the Attack and first of eight this season. So it’s Owen Sound about once every four games from here... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2018 at Rangers Report
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Fans have been waiting for Jacob Tortora to make his debut at the Aud, they just always assumed it would be in a Kitchener Rangers uniform. Instead, the winger was wearing a Barrie Colts sweater when he stepped on the East Avenue ice Friday night in the team's 2-0 loss... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2018 at Rangers Report
Kitchener: 13-17-3-0, fourth in Midwest Division Barrie: 15-17-1-0, fourth in Central Division Head to head: Jonathan Yantsis scored the game-winning goal with 26 seconds to go in Kitchener’s 5-4 win over Barrie earlier this season. Game time: 7:30 p.m. Skinny: It ain’t pretty for Kitchener. Just one win in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Rangers Report