Kitchener Rangers 2017-18 exhibition schedule announced


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

The complete OHL exhibition schedule can be found at

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