The Ontario Hockey League today announced the exhibition game schedule for the 2017-18 season.
The Rangers will play six games before the commencement of the 2017-18 regular season, including three games during a six-team pre-season showcase in partnership with Buffalo’s HarborCenter.
The HarborCenter OHL Showcase features the host Erie Otters along with the Flint Firebirds, North Bay Battalion, Peterborough Petes,Windsor Spitfires and Rangers. The HarborCenter arena has been the three-year host of the NHL Scouting Combine and will also host the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.
All OHL clubs will play between two and six exhibition games with at least one game on home ice with the exception of five teams who will host off-site contests in community rinks including the Erie Otters (Komoka), Flint Firebirds (Iceland), Hamilton Bulldogs (Ancaster & Stoney Creek), Mississauga Steelheads (Hershey Centre 2 & Westwood), and Oshawa Generals (Pickering & Bowmanville).
The Rangers six-game exhibition schedule is as follows:
|Date||Exhibition Game No.||Away Team||Home Team||Time||Place|
|Friday, September 1, 2017||Ex. 1 (HarborCenter OHL Showcase)||Kitchener Rangers||vs. North Bay Battalion||4pm||HarborCenter|
|Saturday, September 2, 2017||Ex. 2 (HarborCenter OHL Showcase)||Peterborough Petes||vs. Kitchener Rangers||4pm||HarborCenter|
|Sunday, September 3, 2017||Ex. 3 (HarborCenter OHL Showcase)||Kitchener Rangers||vs. Erie Otters||7:30pm||HarborCenter|
|Wednesday, September 13, 2017||Ex. 4||Kitchener Rangers||vs. Mississauga Steelheads||7pm||Westwood Arena (Rink 1)|
|Friday, September 15, 2017||Ex. 5||Kitchener Rangers||vs. Niagara IceDogs||7pm||Meridian Centre|
|Saturday, September 16, 2017||Ex. 6||Niagara IceDogs||vs. Kitchener Rangers||2pm||Kitchener Memorial Auditorium|
Prior to the Rangers’ only home exhibition game (September 16) they will host the annual Fan Fest and Barbecue supporting Children’s Wish. More details will follow on kitchenerrangers.com.
The complete OHL exhibition schedule can be found at www.ontariohockeyleague.com.