18 Kitchener Rangers alumni set for 2017-18 U SPORTS Men’s Hockey season
A total of 209 OHL Alumni are beginning the 2017-18 season on U SPORTS Men’s Hockey rosters, pursuing their goals on the ice and in the classroom including 18 players who suited up for the Rangers during their time in the Ontario Hockey League.
Of the 209 former OHL players, 157 are competing among 18 different Ontario University Sport schools representing over 25% of the 20-team conference. The Queen’s Gaels lead the way with 18 former OHL players, followed by 16 OHL alumni on the Western Mustangs.
Elsewhere across the country, 48 OHL grads are competing in the Atlantic University Sport conference on six different teams including 12 members of the St. FX X-Men while four former players have ventured to the Canada West conference to play for Alberta schools.
32 of the 209 players competed in the OHL during the 2016-17 season including 28 in their overage year.
Last season, the OHL Centrally Administered Scholarship Program facilitated scholarships for 301 OHL Alumni with a total scholarship payment in excess of $3.17 million. Since the 2007-08 season, OHL Scholarship payments have totaled more than $18.8 million.
Former Rangers’ players on U SPORTS Rosters:
(Most recent OHL team in brackets)
OUA Conference (157):
Carleton Ravens (11):
Curtis Meighan (Ottawa 67’s, 2015)
Laurentian Voyageurs (7):
Brent Pedersen (Oshawa Generals, 2015)
Joel Vienneau (Kitchener Rangers, 2013)
Laurier Golden Hawks (8):
Brandon Robinson (Kitchener Rangers, 2016)
Jimmy Soper (Kitchener Rangers, 2014)
Queen’s Gaels (18):
Cory Genovese (Erie Otters, 2015)
Eric Ming (Niagara IceDogs, 2014)
Ryerson Rams (13):
David Miller (Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, 2017)
UOIT Ridgebacks (10):
Tyson Teichmann (Kitchener Rangers, 2014)
Waterloo Warriors (7):
Ryan Hanes (Kingston Frontenacs, 2013)
Mike Morrison (Kingston Frontenacs, 2013)
Western Mustangs (16):
Scott Teskey (Kitchener Rangers, 2015)
York Lions (9):
Kegan Blasby (Kitchener Rangers, 2014)
AUS Conference (48):
Acadia Axemen (9):
Dawson Carty (Hamilton Bulldogs, 2017)
Liam Maaskant (Kitchener Rangers, 2015)
UPEI Panthers (8):
Mitchell Dempsey (Kitchener Rangers, 2014)
Saint Mary’s Huskies (10):
Dylan Di Perna (Kitchener Rangers, 2017)
Canada West Conference (4):
Calgary Dinos (2):
Matthew Greenfield (Kitchener Rangers, 2015)
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