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160 King St. E; Kitchener, ON N2G 4E5 519-894-2231
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Declan McDonnell is coming to Kitchener. Last year's third round selection had been committed to Providence College but will switch gears and suit up for the Rangers after signing a standard player agreement with the club on Thursday. The 17-year-old had 18 goals and 31 assists in 54 games for... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Rangers Report
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Jasvir Rakkar went six innings and gave up three runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Record file photo IBL Media Relations KITCHENER – The Kitchener Panthers split their weekend series against the Barrie Baycats, dropping Sunday's home opener after allowing eight run in the eighth inning.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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Starter Christian Hauck allowed three runs on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts. David Bebee/Record staff IBL Media Relations BARRIE – In a rematch of last year's championship, the Kitchener Panthers beat the Barrie Baycats 5-3 in 10 innings Saturday at Coates Stadium. Keegan Marsden hit a two-run... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Panthers Baseball
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The J-Ross has found a home at the Sleeman Centre which, of course, means that the Ontario Hockey League season is finito. Nine months of hockey, headlines, highlights and — for some teams — headaches. It's hard to pack it all into one column but let's give it a go.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rangers Report
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The Canadian embassy in Havana has stopped issuing work visas after a rash of illnesses. Desmond Boylan/CP photo Greg Mercer, Record staff KITCHENER — The Kitchener Panthers’ opening day roster is being impacted by problems at the Canadian embassy in Havana, delaying the arrival of four Cuban baseball players caught... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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Toronto's Justin Cicatello hit a solo home run in Sunday's win over Hamilton. IBL photo IBL Media Relations BARRIE – The Barrie Baycats opened defence of their title with an 11-6 win over the visiting London Majors Sunday afternoon. Barrie trailed 3-0 before scoring four runs in the third inning... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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Tanner Nivins drove in a run in Saturday's win. Dan Congdon photo Greg Mercer, Record staff GUELPH — Opening day, for baseball players, is up there with some of the biggest holidays of the year. So the Kitchener Panthers were already in a good mood before they really had something... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2019 at Panthers Baseball
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They used to run the bench at the Aud. Now, at least one former coach of the Kitchener Rangers will be in the Stanley Cup final. That was assured late Wednesday night when the Peter DeBoer-led San Jose Sharks defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 to win the NHL's Western Conference... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Rangers Report
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The Next One? The Wright One? If those nicknames are out there, Shane Wright isn't paying attention. "I've heard a bit but I've chosen not to focus on those things," he said. "I know it won't benefit me." The Grounded One may be more apropos for the 15-year-old who has... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Rangers Report
The Kitchener Rangers have added some defensive depth. The Ontario Hockey League club signed blueliner Simon Motew on Tuesday afternoon after a successful spring camp. "He's kind of a modern-day defenceman in that he can move the puck, create offence and defend," said general manager Mike McKenzie. "There aren't too... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Matthew Sop has a hometown advantage. The Activa Sportsplex is familiar territory for the Kitchener native, who is one of 39 players invited to this season's Kitchener Rangers spring camp. So that was a bonus heading into Friday's kickoff, which included a practice and evening scrimmage for the unsigned Kitchener... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at Rangers Report
Rangers spring camp kicks off today. Here are the invitees: Goalies: Diego D’Alessandro, U18 2019 (12th overall, RD 1) Dalton McBride, OHL 2018 (97th overall, RD 5) Colin Purcell, 2018 (297th overall, RD 15) Defencemen: Peyton Adams-Matthews, OHL 2018 (177th overall, RD 9) Dakota Betts, U18 2018 (17th overall, RD... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at Rangers Report
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The last time Chris Lazary was on a playoff run like this, he was the coach of the Waterloo Siskins. He captured a Cherrey Cup with the club in 2014 before bowing out in the Sutherland Cup semifinals to eventual winners the Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs. Now, five years later, he's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at Rangers Report
The Kitchener Rangers spring camp begins on Good Friday and wraps up Easter Sunday at the Activa Sportsplex. Roster will be released later this week. Friday: 1 p.m. - Team White practice 2 p.m. - Team Blue practice 7:30 p.m. - White vs. Blue Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - Blue vs.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2019 at Rangers Report
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The Kitchener Rangers are done but I'm still fired up about all sorts of things in the Ontario Hockey League. Lots to talk about this week including the playoffs, a diatribe on the draft and even a Shark Tank pitch. So, let's get to it. 1. It's good to be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at Rangers Report
A trio of players is getting a second shot at the Ontario Hockey League with the Kitchener Rangers. The Blueshirts added goalie Diego D'Alessandro, forward Andrew Aboumossa and defenceman Noah Prudhomme in the league's Under-18 priority selection draft Wednesday night. The online draft, now in its third year, is based... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Rangers Report
The Kitchener Rangers named goalie Luke Richardson as their top playoff performer. The team dished out their annual awards before the post-season started but had to obviously wait for this one. Richardson started all four games in the Guelph sweep and had a 5.00 goals against average and .872 save... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Francesco Pinelli is soft-spoken but don't let his polite demeanour fool you. Underneath that Stoney Creek smile is a centre that plays with grit and one that also collected more than 100 points in all his minor midget tilts. "He really likes to control the game," said Toronto Red Wings... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Rangers Report
2019 OHL draft: Kitchener Rangers (round-pick-selection) 1 (13th). C Francesco Pinelli, Toronto Red Wings, 5-foot-11, 172 pounds. Last season: 25 goals, 17 assists. OHL Central Scouting: "Francesco is one of the most dangerous offensive players in this year's priority selection. He has the ability to beat defenders in numerous ways.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Rangers Report
A couple of Rangers are up for OHL awards. Joseph Garreffa is one of six players nominated for the most gentlemanly player. Easy call there as he has played every game, had 87 points and one minor penalty. Meanwhile, Riley Damiani is the team's nominee for most outstanding player. He'll... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Joseph Serpa is the last man standing. The rest of the Kitchener Rangers are in off-season mode after being swept by the Guelph Storm in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs last week. But Serpa, who played nine games with the Blueshirts, is still in the hunt... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Imagine that every Ontario Hockey League player is released from his current club and tossed into a free agent pool. All 20 general managers get together for a chance to rebuild their team from scratch in a one-day draft. It's no secret how it would go, at least for franchises... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Dean DeSilva has a date with his computer on Saturday. The Kitchener Jr. Rangers coach will be parked in front of his monitor beginning at 9 a.m. to watch the names fly off the board during the Ontario Hockey League draft. He's expecting to see a bunch of Jr. Rangers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Rangers Report
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Kitchener Rangers centre Riley Damiani has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars. The 19-year-old will immediately report to the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars, on an amateur tryout deal for the remainder of the season. The Stars are currently tied for fourth in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Rangers Report
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It wasn't the coaching or lack of size. And the Kitchener Rangers weren't missing heart, character or a game plan in their Ontario Hockey League western conference quarterfinal that ended in a four-game series sweep Thursday night at the Aud. The Guelph Storm was simply the better team. A much... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at Rangers Report