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Blue C.R.E.W. - Cops & Rangers Educating Waterloo Region

 

 

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The Kitchener Rangers are proud of their partnership with the Waterloo Regional Police Services, otherwise known as Blue C.R.E.W. Cops and Rangers Educating Waterloo Region is a program that’s unique to both hockey and policing. This program will forward a strong partnership between both organizations that builds on each others respective assets.

Every player on the Rangers roster has been matched up with a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Teams will work collectively as youth educators and role models, guiding one another through the rewards and challenges of community stewardship, with the hope of building a long lasting camaraderie.

The Rangers and the Waterloo Regional Police both share common goals directed toward building a safe and healthy Waterloo Region.

The goal of the Blue C.R.E.W. is to help educate our community, particularly elementary school children, on such topics as leadership, respect, pride and teamwork.

What better way to present these skills to our community than through “Cops and Rangers”- two organizations that are built on these very foundations.

As this program grows you will notice the Blue C.R.E.W. at multiple community events such as school and hospital visits, safety events and more.

 

 

Car Draw

 

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The 2019 Sun Life Finanical Kids In Gear Charity Drive once again gives one lucky fan a chance to drive away in a brand new, 2019 SUV!

Last year’s grand prize winner, Steve P. and his family drove away with a 2018 RAV4!

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This year’s winner will have the choice of one of THREE vehicles:
-a 2019 Mazda CX-5*
-a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox*
-a 2019 Toyota Rav4*
(VALUED AT $30,000 – $37,000)

*Delivery of vehicle subject to availability from dealership. Colour of SUV will be determined based on available stock at dealership when prize is awarded. Base model package awarded.

Other fantastic prizes are also up for grabs, including:
$2,500 cash
Yard-Man 28 inch Snowblower (valued at $1,650)
Hogg Fuels Gas Card (valued at $1,000)
One free KMHA registration (valued at $505)
Hockey Beginnings/Learn to Skate registrations (Two available, to be drawn separately) (valued at $150 each)

TICKETS
Tickets are available beginning in October, 2018 for $20 each, or 3 for $50. An exact date will be announced closer to on-sale date.
Proceeds from the sale of tickets benefitted the Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program.

DEADLINE/DRAW DATE
Deadline to enter is 12pm-noon on Friday, January 18, 2019. Winners will be drawn live at the Kitchener Rangers home game on Sunday, January 20, 2019 during the first intermission. Winners not in attendance will be notified by phone.

2018 WINNERS
All winners have been contacted by telephone by a member of the Kitchener Rangers or KMHA organization. Congratulations to the following:

2018 Toyota Rav 4 FWD XLE
Steve Phylactou
Ticket# 2299

$2,500 cash
Scott Cressman
Ticket# 1876

Troy-Bilt 30 inch 3-Stage Snowblower
Kelly Thorman
Ticket# 0777

$1,000 fuel card from Hogg Fuels
Kim and Quinn Scott
Ticket# 1723

One free KMHA registration
Tim Campbell
Ticket# 2626

One free Hockey Beginnings/Learn to Skate registration (two winners)
Rick Farrell
Ticket #3555

Todd Kramp
Ticket # 0435

For complete contest Rules & Regulations, click here.
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Clarky's Kids

 

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Many children ranging in age from infant to 16-years-old within our region along with their families deal with childhood cancer on a daily basis.

The Kitchener Rangers have teamed up with former Rangers forward and current member of the Vegas Golden Knights, David Clarkson, to run a program called Clarky’s Kids.

Kitchener Rangers Clarky’s Kids provides children from Grand River Hospital’s POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) Satellite Centre and sick kids at Grand River Hospital the opportunity to experience the excitement of a Kitchener Rangers game and visit with players and coaches in and out of the hospital. As well, this program continues to raise funds that aid in the support of local families and siblings dealing with a child that is ill.

From 2002 to 2005, Clarkson spent countless hours supporting local community programs. His goodwill and commitment to both the team and the region have inspired numerous people of all ages. He was honoured with the Ted Scharf Award in 2002-03 and 2003-04 for being the Kitchener Rangers Humanitarian of the Year. “It’s great to be able to come back and support a community that supported me when I played here.” – David Clarkson

SUPPORT CLARKY’S KIDS

PLACE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT MESSAGE
Do you know someone special that has a birthday, anniversary or graduation coming up? Surprise them with a celebration message on our centre ice video board! All proceeds go to support Clarky’s Kids. Click here to find out more.

 

MAKE A DONATION
By mail: Kitchener Rangers, 1963 Eugene George Way, Kitchener, ON N2H 0B8
Cheques may be made payable to Kitchener Rangers/Clarky’s Kids. Tax receipts are issued directly to you from POGO and Grand River Hospital Foundation.

In person: Rangers administration office, 400 East Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2H 1Z6
M-F, 9:30am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Entrance off of parking lot ‘A’

All monetary donations directly benefit sick kids in our region and have specifically helped beneficiaries such as Grand River Hospital’s POGO Satellite Centre, Grand River Hospital pediatric in-patients and POGO.

 

GRAND RIVER HOSPITAL’S POGO SATELLITE CENTRE
For the past 25 years, POGO has been working on behalf of Ontario’s childhood cancer community to continually improve care for children with cancer.

The clinic located at Grand River Hospital is one of six POGO satellite oncology clinics in the Province of Ontario set up to deliver cancer care closer to home.

To find out more about POGO visit their website at http://www.pogo.ca/
To find out more about Grand River Hospital visit their website at http://www.grandriverhospital.on.ca/

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM
Please contact Michelle Fortin, Manager of Brand Marketing.

POGO Charitable Registration Number: 871067245RR0001
Grand River Hospital Foundation Charitable Business Number: 88918 0394 RR 0001

 

 

Community Corner

 


We look forward to continuing to bring together members of our community in the 2018-19 season. The Kitchener Rangers Community Corner offers community, not-for-profit and charitable groups the opportunity to market their brand at our game free of charge.

COMMUNITY CORNER INCLUDES:

  1. Your event/group/organization logo to be shown on our centre ice video board. Your logo is placed in our Community Corner video.
  2. One 6 foot table with two chairs in our designated Community Corner where you may present your messaging as fans enter the venue.
  3. Space for two (2) volunteers to help share your group’s message.

POLICY
Run on a first come, first served basis. Event organizer must complete the online application below in full. In order to qualify for this request you must be a charitable organization, community group, or non-profit organization. The Kitchener Rangers are only able to accommodate each group/organization once during the OHL season.

REGULATIONS

  1. Event organizer must complete the application form in full to be considered.
  2. We will not accept applications from third party fundraisers, groups or businesses or personal/team fundraising.
  3. Priority is given to those located in Waterloo Region.
  4. One application per year/per group is allowed.
  5. Group/organization must adhere to regular ticket holder policy: OHL policy dictates that there will be no audio recording, video recording or photography from a camera with lenses larger than 35mm or SLR camera equipment. Flash photography from personal cameras is strictly prohibited. Management reserves the right to refuse admission or expel from the premises any person whose presence or conduct is deemed objectionable. Ticket holder acknowledges all risks incidental to any game or event and hereby agrees to assume same. Holder consents to reasonable examinations of his/her person and effects to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, by-laws and facility regulations and rules.
  6. No more than two (2) volunteers will be allowed access.
  7. Activities at your Community Corner must not conflict with any Rangers promotions. You must have approval by Rangers for all activities you wish to host at your Community Corner table. Your application must include information pertaining to the set up of your table to be considered.
  8. Volunteers must touch base with Rangers upon arrival and table must be set up before the venue opens to the public: 1.5 hours prior to game time.
  9. Table must not be left unattended at any time during game.
  10. Volunteers and staff at the table should conduct themselves in a manner of which they would behave at the organizations facilities.

PROCESSING
You will be contacted within 2-4 business days of submitting your application unless otherwise noted. Approved applicants will be emailed with confirmation of their game date and will be required to confirm back to the Rangers within two business days or run the risk of the date being provided to an alternate group or organization.

SCHEDULE OF AVAILABILITY
Our 2018-19 Community Corner applications are now open. Please fill out the form below to be considered.

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Date / Time / VS Community Corner Group  More Info / Website
Fri, Sep 21 vs FLNT  The Coping Centre  Click here
Fri, Sep 28 vs OTT  Hockey Helps the Homeless  Click here
Fri, Oct 5 vs SAG  Not Available
Sun, Oct 7 vs SBY  The Food Bank of Waterloo Region  Click here
Fri, Oct 19 vs GUE  Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation  Click here
Fri, Oct 26 vs SSM  Junior Achievement Waterloo Region  Click here
Tue, Oct 30 vs GUE  Child Witness Centre  Click here
Fri, Nov 2 vs WSR  Advanced Tactical Training and Communication Search and Rescue  Click here
Sun, Nov 4 vs LDN  OHL OnSide
Fri, Nov 9 vs SAR  Remembrance Day Jersey Auction & Beneficiaries
Fri, Nov 16 vs SAG  Movember KW  Click here
Tue, Nov 20 vs SAR  Special Olympics  Click here
Fri, Nov 23 vs ER  K.W. Civitan Club  Click here
Fri, Nov 30 vs NIAG  Not Available
Fri, Dec 7 vs NB  Salvation Army Kettle Drive
Sun, Dec 9 vs KGN  CCFOWR  Click here
Tue, Dec 11 vs OSH  Not Available
Fri, Dec 28 vs BAR  Autism Speaks Canada  Click here
Tue, Jan 1 vs PBO
Fri, Jan 4 vs OS  Strong Start  Click here
Fri, Jan 11 vs GUE  Cambridge Ice Hounds  Click here
Sun, Jan 13 vs LDN  Juno Beach Centre  Click here
Fri, Jan 18 vs WSR  St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs Chuck your Change
Sun, Jan 20 vs OS  Canadian Blood Services  Click here
Fri, Jan 25 vs FLNT  Not Available
Fri, Feb 1 vs OS  National Service Dogs  Click here
Fri, Feb 8 vs HAM  Not Available
Tue, Feb 12 vs ER
Fri, Feb 22 vs SSM
Sun, Feb 24 vs MISS
Fri, Mar 1 vs LDN  Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington  Click here
Sun, Mar 3 vs GUE  Family and Children Services  Click here
Fri, Mar 8 vs ER
Fri, Mar 15 vs OS

 

 

 

Fan Fest and Barbecue

 

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The Kitchener Rangers are kicking off the 2018-19 season with fun, food and friends at our annual Fan Fest and Barbecue in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation!

The annual Fan Fest and Barbecue takes place at The Aud on Sunday, September 2, 2018 starting at 10am as part of the Kitchener Rangers 2018 Preseason Showcase.

Fans have the opportunity to meet the Rangers players, enjoy a BBQ lunch and take part in a number of activities including inflatable games and rides!

The Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program, as always, is on hand to collect new or gently used hockey equipment. Fans are encouraged to donate to those members of our community that would very much appreciate the gesture.

Following the BBQ, the Rangers host the final game of the Preseason Showcase vs. the North Bay Battalion at 2pm. Tickets will be available at the door with general seating for the game.

 

 

 

Hockey Day in Rangers Nation

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The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club have announced that the 2018-19 Hockey Day in Rangers Nation taking place Saturday, December 8, 2018 at The Aud.

Now in its ninth year, Hockey Day in Rangers Nation aims to engage the region’s 10-year-old Major Atom house league hockey players, providing them the opportunity to participate in an authentic Rangers’ Game Day Experience.

Fourteen house league teams from around the Waterloo Region will experience what it’s like to be part of the Kitchener Rangers as they play a full game against a team from outside of their own league. Hockey Day in Rangers Nation is an annual event that is offered free to the participants, however, teams will be required to purchase a minimal group ticket package for the Rangers’ home game the following afternoon against the Kingston Frontenacs at 2pm.

When teams arrive on Hockey Day in Rangers Nation, they are greeted by their very own dressing room attendant. The game-day experience continues with pre-game introductions and full use of The Aud’s state of the art centre ice video board. Following their game, each player receives a gift package and post-game meal. The following day, players will re-live their day as Hockey Day highlights are broadcast on the video scoreboard as the Rangers play host to the Frontenacs.

Hockey Day in Rangers Nation is limited to 14 teams that will be selected through a lottery process. Interested teams are asked to submit their applications on or before Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 5pm.

Registration is now open. Application deadline is 5pm on Thurs. Oct. 25, 2018.

EXCLUSIVE RANGERS GAME DAY EXPERIENCE:
● Player gift package
● 1 hour game between 8am – 5pm
● Announcer/Video score clock
● Introductions/Highlights
● National anthem
● Dressing room attendant
● Post game meal
● Highlight video during the Rangers game the next day on the centre ice video board

Hockey Day in Rangers Nation is an annual event that is offered free to the participants, however teams are required to purchase a minimum of 30 tickets to the Rangers’ home game the following afternoon.

For more information on Hockey Day in Rangers Nation, please email Craig Campbell.
Check out Inside the O’s Hockey Day In Rangers Nation feature. Watch now
APPLY TODAY!

 

 

 

 

Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship Award

As of July 16, 2018, applications for this year’s Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship are now closed.

The Kitchener Rangers’ Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship is an award available to students from the Region of Waterloo entering first-year undergraduate studies in a Canadian post-secondary institution.

In 2005, the name of the award was changed to honour long time Rangers education consultant Ivan Tennant and since then, has awarded more than $173,000 to students. The Scholarship Fund is administered through the KW Community Foundation.

The response from the community and previous recipients has been very positive and the scholarship program has become a large part of our proud Rangers tradition.

Awards are not based solely on academic performance and will be paid in the second semester directly to the recipient’s post-secondary institution. Recipients will be invited to attend a Kitchener Rangers home game and participate in a pre-game on-ice ceremony in recognition of their award.

Successful applicants will be notified by October 1, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Tour

 

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The Kitchener Rangers offer schools in Waterloo Region the opportunity to participate in the Kitchener Rangers School Tour. Comprised of the Read with the Rangers program and Captain’s Clinic, the Kitchener Rangers School Tour brings the fun of Kitchener Rangers hockey to the classroom.

READ WITH THE RANGERS
Read with the Rangers focused on the importance of literacy while having fun. Students had the opportunity to read with their favourite Rangers players and learn a little more about the players’ experiences with reading and education. Recommended for students JK – Grade 3.

Two Rangers players visit the classroom, read one book (provided by the Rangers) and discuss the material with the class, covering important lessons like respect, goal-setting, sportsmanship and teamwork. Once the reading portion of the program is completed, students ask the players questions (time permitting).

CAPTAIN’S CLINIC
Captain’s Clinics focus on the importance of health and physical activity while learning fundamental hockey skills from some of Canada’s top junior hockey players. Students will have the opportunity to practice hockey specific skills and utilize these skills in a game with their favourite Rangers players. Recommended for students Grades 2 and up.

Two Rangers players visit the gym class and lead the students in a hockey training session designed especially for them. The players will explain the importance of each part of the session and how the skills apply to their game.  At the conclusion of the training session, students ask the players questions (time permitting).

Schools interested in hosting a Captain’s Clinic MUST provide the following equipment: floor hockey sticks and protective eyewear (enough for the full class and the Rangers), four (4) hockey nets, two (2) balls and two (2) referees.

TO APPLY

All spots for the Kitchener Rangers School Tour for the 2018-19 season have been filled.

 

To learn more about the program, please email Rochelle Thiel, Community Events and Merchandising Manager at rthiel@kitchenerrangers.com.

 

 

Oktoberfest 50th Anniversary Commemorative Jersey Auction & Game

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The Kitchener Rangers celebrated 50 years of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest through a Commemorative Jersey and Auction as well as game day celebrations including a ceremonial puck drop.

The Oktoberfest Game and Commemorative Jersey Auction was held on Friday, October 5th when the Rangers hosted the Saginaw Spirit in a 7:30pm game.

The jersey features a crest detailing the founding date of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. In 1969, the civic festival that celebrates our local German Canadian heritage became an annual community event. As well, one of the shoulder patches is the logo that the Kitchener Ranges used the year Oktoberfest began.

Proceeds from the Auction go The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.

The game-day silent auction was held on October 5th in the Wright Auto Sales Lounge of The Aud. A select number of these Kitchener Rangers jerseys are available through an online auction at auction.chl.ca. The online auction started at 12-noon on Friday, October 5th and runs through to 12-noon on Sunday, October 14.

For more information on Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, visit: https://www.oktoberfest.ca/

 

 

Preseason Showcase

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The Kitchener Rangers are pleased to announce they will host a Preseason Showcase at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium from August 31 – September 2, 2018. Along with the Rangers, the Showcase will feature the North Bay Battalion and Saginaw Spirit, as well as the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Moncton Wildcats.

All teams will meet over the course of the weekend, with three games per team for a total of six weekend games.

Tickets to the Preseason Showcase are $10 for a weekend pass which provides entry to all games, or $5 per game. Seating for the games will be general admission.

Tickets are available via presale starting Monday, August 20 at the Kitchener Rangers business office only (not available online or through Centre in the Square) and are cash only sales. The Kitchener Rangers business office is open Monday-Friday, 9:30am to 1pm and 2pm-5pm.

Tickets will also be available day of game at the door; cash only sales.

All proceeds will go to support the Children’s Wish Foundation.

The Rangers annual Fan Fest and Barbecue, also in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation, will take place on Sunday, September 2 starting at 10am prior to the Rangers’ final game of the Preseason Showcase at 2pm.

During Fan Fest, fans will have the opportunity to meet the Rangers players, enjoy a BBQ lunch and take part in a number of activities including inflatable games and rides.

The Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program will also be accepting donations of new or gently used hockey equipment for youth in need in Waterloo Region.

 

 

Remembrance Day Jersey Auction

The 2018 Remembrance Day Jersey Auction will be held on November 9, 2018 when the Rangers host the visiting Sarnia Sting at 7:30pm. This year will mark the 14th season the Rangers have worn a commemorative jersey.

Fans will be able to place bids to purchase the special game-worn jerseys through a silent auction. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the 78th Fraser Highlanders Fort Conestoga Garrison and the Kitchener-Waterloo Poppy Fund.

Last year, the Remembrance Day Jersey Auction took place on November 10, 2017 when the team faced the Windsor Spitfires.

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The 2017-18 commemorative Remembrance Day jersey crest was inspired by the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Paying tribute to the Canadians that fought in France one hundred years ago and honouring all those who are and have been a part of the Canadian Forces.

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Request Forms

DONATIONS

The following request policy has been developed as a way to create consistency and fairness to organizations that seek support. Priority is given to those located in Waterloo Region. All requests must be received at least six weeks prior to the date the donation is required.

If you are requesting a monetary donation, your request must be made in writing to the Kitchener Rangers Board of Directors. No telephone, fax or email requests will be accepted. Mail or drop off your letter to: Kitchener Rangers, Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, 1963 Eugene George Way, Kitchener, ON N2H 0B8.

Non-monetary donation requests can be made using the form below (example: item for a silent auction).

The Kitchener Rangers do not accept items to be signed, provide items for personal collections/use, contribute to business awards incentive programs, donate to personal fundraisers or donate to organizations soliciting request on behalf of a third party.

In order to qualify for a donation your event must fall under one or more of the following categories:
Charitable Organization
Educational Group
Community Group
Non-profit Organization

Due to the number of requests we receive, the Kitchener Rangers are only able to donate to an organization once during the Ontario Hockey League season. The Rangers’ fiscal calendar runs from June 1st to May 31st.

PROCESSING
The Kitchener Rangers will reply to all solicitation letters. Due to the high volume of requests the team receives, telephone inquiries regarding donation status are discouraged.

The Rangers look forward to serving our communities where our fans live, staff works and team plays. We wish all organizations the best of luck with their charitable endeavors and salute them for making a difference.

QUESTIONS
Call Treena Hennessey at 519-576-3700 or thennessey@kitchenerrangers.com

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MASCOT APPEARANCES

Have the Rangers Mascot (Tex, Chuck or Flip) at your next community event.

In our continuous effort to give back to the community, the Rangers Mascot Team will be attending several Kitchener-Waterloo events during the off season.

To have the Rangers’ Mascot at your next community event, complete your submission below. You must provide a minimum of four weeks notice for your event.

AVAILABILITY
Mascot appearances run throughout the year.
Check our event calendar to see if we are already booked for the date you are applying.

QUESTIONS
Call Rochelle Thiel at 519-576-3700 ext. 239 or rthiel@kitchenerrangers.com

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Special Hockey Benefit Game

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On January 30, 2018 the Kitchener Rangers hosted the 11th annual Special Hockey benefit game which saw the Kitchener Ice Pirates take on the Kitchener Rangers at The Aud.

Admission to the game was complimentary and monetary donations were welcomed at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the Kitchener Ice Pirates.

The Rangers alternate benefit games between the Cambridge Ice Hounds and Kitchener Ice Pirates, and will face the Ice Hounds again in the 2018-19 season. The 2019 Special Hockey Game will take place Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

The Ice Hounds and Ice Pirates are two local hockey teams comprised of more than 100 children and adults who have developmental or physical challenges that prevent them from participating in traditional hockey programs. The goal of both teams is to provide individuals with an opportunity to experience the great Canadian game in a setting where there are no age groups, no tryouts, and everyone has a role. Players don’t need to know how to skate, hold a stick or handle a puck though many of them do this very well. All that is required is a heart and desire to do what many others take for granted; being part of a team, learning about teamwork and most of all having fun playing Canada’s game. The teams travel all over southwestern Ontario to face other teams in many major cities. Friendships are made during these games and the experiences will last a lifetime.

For more information on the Cambridge Ice Hounds, please visit: Twitter and Facebook
For more information on the Kitchener Ice Pirates, please visit http://kitchenerminorhockey.com/Categories/1638/

 

 

Sun Life Financial Kids in Gear

 

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Launched in August 2010, the Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program assists with the collection and purchase of hockey equipment for youth who require financial support in the Kitchener-Waterloo community. The equipment collected is ultimately sold to a local sports store that provides credits to purchase new equipment for Kitchener Minor Hockey Association (KMHA) and the Donna’s Kids Program.  The program also provides financial support and assists with playing fees for families.

HOCKEY EQUIPMENT DONATION
Equipment donations can be brought throughout the season to the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association during their regular business hours of operation. KMHA is located at 135 Lennox Lewis Way  Kitchener, ON N2C 2V1.

PRE-GAME WORN JERSEY AUCTION
Each season an online auction is held for the chance to own special edition warm-up jerseys worn by the Rangers prior to each home game. The jersey auction for the 2017-18 season is now closed. Auction ended on March 22, 2018 07:22:00 PM EDT. Details on the 2018-19 auction are coming soon.

RANGERS PENALTY KILL DONATION, COURTESY OF HEFFNER TOYOTA
For every successful 2017-18 Rangers penalty kill in the regular season and playoffs, Heffner Toyota donated $10 to Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear.

KIDS IN GEAR MASK DESIGN CONTEST & DAVID ARRIGO

This season, Sun Life Financial and the Kitchener Rangers are again working with artist David Arrigo to bring the Kids in Gear program to life through the 4th Annual Kids In Gear Mask Design contest for children 12 years old and under, with David painting the winning design. David is a renowned artist known for his artwork across the sports world including helmets, motor vehicles, murals, etc.). To enter and find out more click here>

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KMHA AND DONNA’S KIDS
Kitchener Minor Hockey Association, as part of their mandate, provides financial support for children in this community who, without our assistance, would not be afforded the opportunity to participate in organized hockey in the City of Kitchener. Monies for this cause have been donated by various individuals and organizations over the years, however with increasing demands we have the need to provide further support for this program. One hundred percent of the funds raised are channeled directly to either purchase equipment for children or subsidize registration costs.

INFORMATION
Looking for support for your child? Contact:
Kitchener Minor Hockey Association’s Donna’s Kids program
www.donnaskids.ca

Looking to make a monetary donation? Contact:
Treena Hennessey at 519-576-3700 or thennessey@kitchenerrangers.com

Looking to make an equipment donation?
New or gently used hockey equipment donations may be dropped to the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association at 135 Lennox Lewis Way  Kitchener, ON N2C 2V1

 

 

Teddy Bear Toss

Teddy_Bear_Toss23 years. 143,179 donated bears.

The 24th annual Teddy Bear Toss will take place on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 when the Rangers play host to the visiting Oshawa Generals at 7pm.

Another record number of bears were thrown to the ice in 2017 – 10,908 – when Adam Mascherin scored his 17th goal of the season, and first Teddy Bear goal, at 15:24 of the first period. This season all bears will once again be redistributed to less fortunate members of our community just in time for the holidays.

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Again this season, the Kitchener Rangers will partner with Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program, a national charity dedicated to providing children from financially disadvantaged families with the opportunity to experience the benefits of organized sport and physical activity.

Teddy Bears will be available for pickup at the Kitchener Auditorium beginning December 12th at 730am at the Zamboni bay of the Kitchener Auditorium. Download your request for teddy bears form here.

 

Date of Game Teddy Bear Goal Scorer Time of Goal First Goal of Game Opponent & Result No. of Bears Collected
Dec. 5, 2017 Adam Mascherin 1st 15:24 No 8-5 L vs. WSR 10,908
Dec. 7, 2016 Connor Bunnaman 2nd 1:27 No 5-1 L vs. MIS 10,527
Dec. 8, 2015 Connor Bunnaman 1st 12:51 Yes 5-2 W vs. GUE 10,190
Dec. 9, 2014 Liam Maaskant 1st 1:12 Yes 7-4 W vs. ER 9,882
Dec. 10, 2013 Nick Magyar 1st 12:28 Yes 6-4 L vs. LDN 9,645
Dec. 4, 2012 Brent Pedersen 1st 6:28 Yes 3-2 SOL vs. GUE 8,870
Dec. 6, 2011 Zach Lorentz 1st 7:54 Yes 4-2 W vs. LDN 7,762
Dec. 7, 2010 Matt Tipoff 1st 0:56 Yes 4-3 W vs. GUE 6,952
Dec. 8, 2009 Jason Akeson 1st 12:13 No 5-2 W vs. GUE 6,831
Dec. 3, 2008 Jason Akeson 2nd 13:10 [SHG] No 4-2 L vs. ER 6,528
Dec. 5, 2007 Justin Azevedo 2nd 9:37 No 5-4 OTL vs. BRA 6,013
Dec. 5, 2006 Kevin Henderson 1st 15:42 [PPG] No 4-3 W vs. MIS 5,666
Dec. 7, 2005 Yves Bastien 1st 7:23 Yes 3-2 W vs. LDN 5,472
Dec. 8, 2004 Mike Duco 1st 18:25 No 5-3 L vs. LDN 5,096
Dec. 16, 2003 Jesse Boucher 1st 11:38 No 4-4 Tie vs. MIS 5,069
Dec. 3, 2002 Evan McGrath 1st 0:20 Yes 3-2 W vs. GUE 5,051
Dec. 4, 2001 Jeff Szwez 2nd 18:11 No 3-3 Tie vs. GUE 4,607
Dec. 12, 2000 Steve Eminger 1st 7:10 No 4-2 W vs. LDN 4,305
Dec. 10, 1999 Mike Mazzuca 1st 8:23 Yes 6-4 W vs. TOR 4,265
Dec. 1, 1998 Serge Payer 1st 10:11 Yes 5-3 L vs. ER 3,896
Dec., 1997 Jeff Ambrosio 2,100
Dec., 1996 Darcy Harris 2,092
Dec., 1995 Paul Traynor 1,452

 

One in three Canadian families cannot afford to enroll their children in organized sports or physical activities, meaning many kids are missing out on a chance to be competitive, learn fair play, and the spirit of companionship. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is dedicated to removing barriers so that children can participate in organized sports and physical activity by helping to cover the cost of registration, equipment and/or transportation for children who meet Jumpstart’s funding criteria.

To apply for assistance, call our toll free number at 1-877-616-6600 and based on your postal code a representative will provide a contact on the closest Jumpstart chapter. To find out more information about Jumpstart, please visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca.

 

 

Tim Hortons Timbit Game

Perhaps the most traditional game night program is the Tim Hortons Timbit Minor Hockey Intermission Game. For most game nights, two area teams participate in a six-minute game on the ice during the second period intermission. The participating teams are provided Tim Hortons jerseys for the evening to wear in their respective games.

This program is perhaps the most popular and successful intermission program that the Rangers present on each game night. This program is an excellent support vehicle for minor hockey associations and allows the participating children the thrill of playing on the ice that the Kitchener Rangers players and many other professional hockey players have played on!

This intermission game includes girls and boys teams primarily from ages 5-8. Teams from all over Southwestern Ontario including Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Elmira, Tavistock, New Hamburg, Listowel, Woodstock and other surrounding towns and villages have worn the red, white and blue of the Rangers/Tim Hortons mini games.

If your minor hockey team(s) would be between the ages of 5-8 and would like to participate this season, please contact Zach Foss at zfoss@kitchenerrangers.com or (519) 576-3700 ext. 238.