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Rangers hand out annual awards

March 19th, 2013 by blairadams

Ben Fanelli picked up three trophies at last night’s Kitchener Rangers Annual
Awards Banquet. The banquet was held in the Ballroom at Bingemans.


Awards were presented as follows:


  • Ted Scharf Award presented by Kitchener sports Association (Community Service)Domenic Alberga
  • Kitchener Rangers Most Popular Player - Ben Fanelli
  • Herchenrader Family Trophy (Best Defensive Ability)Curtis Meighan
  • Les Bradley Memorial Award (Most Improved Player)Brent Pedersen
  • Jim McGeachie Memorial Trophy (Outstanding Team Effort)Ben Fanelli
  • Bob “Snowy” Schlieman Award (Best Offensive Defenseman)Ryan Murphy
  • Michael Pappert Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year)Justin Bailey
  • Blueline Club Trophy (Most Gentlemanly Player)Tobias Rieder
  • Jim Malleck Memorial Trophy (Most Valuable Player) - Ben Fanelli and Matt Puempel
  • 570 News 3 Star AwardTobias Rieder
  • Jim Reilly Trophy (Scoring Champion)Joshua Leivo
  • Harold Gowing Memorial Trophy (Most Improved KMHA Player)Derek Schoenmakers

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Rangers and Storm open series on Friday

March 18th, 2013 by blairadams

The Kitchener Rangers and Guelph Storm open their OHL Western Conference
Quarter-Final playoff series on Friday, March 22nd at the Aud.


The game starts at 7:30, with the pre-game show getting underway at 7pm on 570 News.


Here is the rest of the schedule:


Sun. March 24th in Kitchener at 7pm (6:30 pre-game show on 570 News)


Tues. March 26th in Guelph at 7pm (7 o’clock start on 570 News)


Thurs. March 28th in Guelph at 7pm (7 o’clock start on 570 News)


***Fri. March 29th in Kitchener at 7:30pm (7pm pre-game on 570 News)


***Sun. March 31st in Guelph 2pm (1:30pm pre-game on 570 News)


***Mon. April 1st in Kitchener 7pm (7pm start on 570 News)


***if necessary

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Rangers win last trip to Guelph

March 14th, 2013 by blairadams

Kitchener native Derek Schoenmakers scored twice to lead the Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Storm in Guelph on Wednesday night.

Radek Faksa potted the other Kitchener goal.

John Gibson picked up his first win since returning from injury, making 37 saves.

Kitchener and Guelph could meet in the first round of the playoffs. The Rangers are 4th in the Western Conference. four points ahead of the Storm.

The Rangers skate in Saginaw on Friday. 570 News will have the pre-game show at 7pm. Kitchener’s final regular season game is in Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday night.

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Rangers drop final home game of regular season

March 11th, 2013 by blairadams

The Kitchener Rangers blew a two goal lead in the third period, losing their final home game of the regular season 5-3 to the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on Sunday afternoon.


Tobias Rieder scored twice in the losing cause, while Matt Puempel had the other Kitchener goal, his 32nd of the season. Captain Ryan Murphy assisted on all three goals.


Blueliner Ben Fanelli was held out of the game as a precaution. He took a hard hit in Friday’s game vs. Saginaw. He still needs to pass his return to play protocol.


AUDIO – 570′s Mike Farwell with Steve Spott on the post-game show

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The Rangers have a big game Wednesday in Guelph, the Storm are now just two points back of Kitchener. You can listen to the game on 570 News at 7pm.

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Playoff tickets on sale Friday

March 6th, 2013 by blairadams

Kitchener Rangers playoff tickets go on sale this Friday at noon.

The tickets will be for games A and B (home games #1 and #2).

The Rangers first round opponent has yet to be determined.

Tickets may be purchased by phone at 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977, via the internet or in person at The Aud Box Office or Centre in the Square.

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Rangers down Storm 6-4

March 6th, 2013 by blairadams

The Kitchener Rangers put more of a cushion between them and the Guelph Storm
with a 6-4 win over their Highway 7 rival on Tuesday night at the Aud.

Guelph made it close as the Rangers went into the third with a 4-1 lead.

Radek Faksa, Brent Pedersen, Ryan Murphy, Derek Schoenmakers, Ben Thomson were the goal scorers for Kitchener. Matt Puempel put one in the empty net, his 30th of the season.

The Rangers are now five points ahead of Guelph in the Midwest Division.

Kitchener is home to Saginaw on Friday. 570 News has the pre-game show at 7pm.

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Rangers ground Spits

December 14th, 2012 by blairadams

The Kitchener Rangers snapped a three game losing streak with a 4-1 victory in Windsor on Thursday night.

Keli Grant’s first goal of the season was the game winner.

Former Spitfire Nick Czinder also tallied his first of the year. The other Ranger goal scorers were Domenic Alberga and Curtis Meighan.

John Gibson picked up the win, stopping 33 shots. It was Gibson’s first game since
November 27th. He was out with a hip injury.

Kitchener hosts the Erie Otters tonight. 570 News has the pre-game show at 7pm.

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Murphy makes Team Canada

December 14th, 2012 by blairadams

The third time is the charm for Kitchener Rangers’ captain Ryan Murphy.

Murphy has made Canada’s World Junior hockey team which will go for gold in Russia over the Christmas holidays.

Murphy had been cut from the team on two previous occasions.

He’ll be joined on the squad by Rangers’ head coach Steve Spott, who is also Canada’s head coach.

The final roster was announced last evening. Kitchener native Mark Scheifele of the Barrie Colts also made the team for a second straight year.

Canada’s first game is on Boxing Day against Germany.

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Bailey headed to Top Prospects game

December 13th, 2012 by blairadams

Kitchener Rangers rookie Justin Bailey is one of 40 players who will play in the
2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game at the Halifax Metro Centre.

Sportsnet will show the game at 9pm on January 16th.

Bailey has 7 goals and 5 assists in 24 games with the Rangers this season.

He will play on Team Orr.

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Home losing streak

December 10th, 2012 by blairadams

The Kitchener Rangers have now dropped three in a row at The Aud.

Their latest loss came Sunday night, Kitchener fell 2-1 to the Ottawa 67′s in a shootout, despite a 36-24 shot advantage.

Cory Genovese scored the only Kitchener goal, his first of the season.

Dante Salituro had the shootout winner for Ottawa.

The Rangers play Thursday night in Windsor. 570 News has the broadcast at 7pm.

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