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The nerves are gone. As second-year players the group of 2002-born Kitchener Rangers have a bit more swagger in their step with the club's pre-season schedule underway. "Last year everything was a new experience and you're figuring it out as you go," said forward Reid Valade. "The biggest thing now... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rangers Report
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Jay McKee thought he'd have a little fun with new teammate Sidney Crosby. It was back in 2009 and the veteran NHL defenceman saw the Pittsburgh Penguins centre lift his legs when the team bus drove over train tracks on the way to a morning skate in Ottawa. "He's a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Rangers Report
NHL rookie camps are done. Tracking the Rangers: D Michael Vukojevic - invited to New Jersey Devils main camp. D Justin MacPherson - returned to OHL from St. Louis Blues rookie camp. F Greg Meireles - invited to Florida Panthers main camp. F Jonathan Yantsis - invited to Los Angeles... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
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And we're back. Just one week to go until start of the 2019-20 Ontario Hockey League season. So, it's time to look around the loop to see what's happening. 1. Maybe I missed my check-in gate, but wasn't this supposed to be the year of Jet Greaves in Barrie? With... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Rangers Report
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Riley Damiani was a dedicated supporter. As a kid, the Kitchener Rangers forward would get up in the wee hours of the morning and stumble over to his family's television set to catch Canada in action at the world junior hockey championships during the holiday season. "When they played in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Rangers Report
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It's farewell to Luke Richardson. The Kitchener Rangers goalie has left the team to study and play hockey at Queen's University. Richardson - or Richie to teammates - was a quiet guy who worked his way up from backup to starter during his four years with the club. Consistency was... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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Jesse Fishman is on board. The Kitchener Rangers offered the Thornhill native a contract this past weekend after an impressive training camp but the 16-year-old wanted to take a few days to mull it over with his family and agent. Wednesday, the centre made it official by inking his Ontario... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Luke Richardson is still with the Kitchener Rangers. But the Ontario Hockey League club is shopping the overage netminder, who spent the past four years as a starter and backup with the team. "I've told Luke and I've been up front with him that I'm trying to find him a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Rangers Report
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There is absolutely no hesitation from goalie Tristan Lennox. "For sure," he says when asked if, at the ripe old age of 16, he's ready to lock down the crease and be the No. 1 goalie for the Saginaw Spirit this season. "I've been dreaming of it since I was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2019 at Rangers Report
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The Bergkvist family reunion would be one heck of a pickup hockey game. After all, the clan — including in-laws — is like a who's who of Swedish shinny going back three generations. The latest standout is Axel Bergkvist, a slick skating and offensive-minded defenceman who the Kitchener Rangers selected... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Logan Gallagher impressed the Kitchener Rangers once. Now, he's trying to do it again. The 17-year-old centre is on a bit of an island at the team's training camp, which hosted a pair of scrimmages Tuesday at the Aud. Of the 38 players invited to the three-day tryout, Gallagher is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Jay McKee isn't going anywhere, for now. For a few weeks during the off-season the future of the Kitchener Rangers coach seemed in doubt, after rumours had him bound for an assistant coaching gig in the NHL. But the affable Blueshirts boss was smiling and back at his post on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Location: Aud Monday: Fit testing, practices 7 and 8 p.m. Tuesday: Games, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday: Games 10 a.m. TEAM BLUE: Forwards: Ryan Stepien, Jesse Fishman, Matt Sop, Brenden Anderson, Riley Damiani, Logan Gallagher, Mark McIntosh, Graham Dickerson, Isaac Langdon, Reid Valade Defencemen: Joseph Rupoli, Donovan Sebrango, Noah... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Rangers Report
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He electrified Kitchener Rangers supporters with his smooth skating, quick turns and infectious smile. But after four years at the Aud fan favourite Joseph Garreffa has decided to chase his pro dream instead of returning for an overage season. "He informed us that he's not coming to our camp," said... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at Rangers Report
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It wasn't easy leaving Finland. But defenceman Ville Ottavainen is taking aim at next year's NHL draft and feels that suiting up for the Kitchener Rangers is a path that can get him there. "This is my draft year and there are many scouts here," said the recently turned 17-year-old,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2019 at Rangers Report
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It's the Ontario Hockey League's turn to host the Memorial Cup in 2021. And the bidding process for prospective host cities is expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks, according to Canadian Hockey League director of communications Paul Krotz. In the past, it ran in stages. First, keen clubs... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at Rangers Report
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The signatures are in. The Kitchener Rangers secured commitments from three impact players this week with the inking of first round draft pick Francesco Pinelli and import defencemen Axel Bergkvist and Ville Ottavainen. It's a massive addition for the club, which is shaping up to be a contender in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at Rangers Report
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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 Jul 20, 2019 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 Jul 19, 2019 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 Jul 16, 2019 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 Jul 15, 2019 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