The Kitchener Rangers organization understands its responsibilities to our community and to the vision of our founders. We are pleased to contribute to various endeavours and community groups, including but not limited to the following:

Anthem Program
Blue CREW – Cops and Rangers Educating Waterloo Region
Clarky’s Kids
Community Corner
Fan Fest and Barbecue
Hockey Day in Rangers Nation
Remembrance Day Jersey Auction
Sun Life Financial Kids in Gear
Teddy Bear Toss
Tim Horton’s Timbit Game
Don Cameron Potato Night
Community Sponsorship


Anthem Program


Each season choir members from within the Waterloo Region District School Board and the Waterloo Region Catholic School Board are invited to perform the National Anthem at our Rangers’ home games.

Choir members are provided complimentary tickets, commemorative t-shirts and the opportunity to perform before a large audience.

The 2019-20 season Anthem Program is presented by Civilian Screen Printing.

Please check back for information regarding the 20-21 Season. 



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




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



The 2020 Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear Charity Drive once again gave one lucky fan a chance to drive away in a brand new 2020 SUV!

Priscilla S. had her name drawn on January 19th, 2020 as this year’s winner and will have the choice of one of three vehicles:
-a 2020 Mazda CX-5*
-a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox*
-a 2020 Toyota Rav4*
(VALUED AT $32,000 – $39,000)

*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 awarded were:
A pair of Rangers season tickets (valued at $1,532) – Scott W.
Yard-Man 28 inch Snowblower (valued at $1,650) – Randy T.
Hogg Fuels Gas Card (valued at $1,000) – Ben T.
One free KMHA registration (valued at $505) – Marita T.
Hockey Beginnings/Learn to Skate registrations (two made available and drawn separately, valued at $150 each) – Tim W. and  David C.

For complete contest Rules & Regulations, click here.





Clarky's Kids



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 National Hockey League player, 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


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.


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.


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
To find out more about Grand River Hospital visit their website at

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 2019-20 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.


  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.

We run on a first-come, first-served basis. The 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.


  1. The 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 the 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 Ranger’s 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 a table must be set up before the venue opens to the public: 1.5 hours prior to game time.
  9. The table must not be left unattended at any time during the game.
  10. Volunteers and staff at the table should conduct themselves in a manner of which they would behave at the organization’s facilities.

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.

Please check back for information regarding the 20-21 Season. 



Don Cameron Potato Night


In 1996-97, the first Don Cameron Potato Night took place at The Aud.

Over the past 24 Don Cameron Potato Nights, Rangers fans have raised more than the equivalent of half a million pounds of potatoes for families in need.

On this 25th anniversary, Rangers fans helped continue the tradition of Don Cameron Potato Night through a virtual drive. Through an online portal and through visiting participating local grocery stores, we were able to once again support the House of Friendship and their Potato Blitz.

Through our online portal we have raised $2,045! Thank you to #RTown for supporting this amazing cause.

Founded in 1939, House of Friendship serves Waterloo Region with a vision to build a community where all can belong and thrive. Annually, HOF provides support to more than 42,000 people who need access to food, shelter, addiction treatment and vital community resources. For more information, visit


Preseason Showcase

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The 2020 Preseason Showcase will not be held this year.

Check back for details about the 2021 event.




Fan Fest and Barbecue



For over 22 years, our Fan Fest and Barbecue has supported Make-A-Wish Canada (formerly Children’s Wish Foundation) by raising over $203,000. In respect of current health guidelines, we will not be hosting the event this year. That being said, the Kitchener Rangers, in collaboration with Rangers Reach, were excited to announce that support for Make-A-Wish Canada continued in the form of an online jersey auction!

The auction began on Tuesday, September 8th at 12 pm EST, where fans had an opportunity to bid for their very own game-worn Rangers alternate jerseys, with proceeds going directly to Make-A-Wish Canada. The online auction closed on Saturday, September 19th at 12 pm EST.

Last year’s Fan Fest and Barbecue raised $4,300 with the Preseason Showcase gate proceeds adding $10,500 for a grand donation total of $14,800.

The 2019 proceeds granted Trayton, age fifteen, and his family his most favourite wish – the trip of a lifetime to Atlantis where Trayton wanted to go deep-sea fishing and visit all the other attractions that Atlantis has to offer. Trayton’s favourite sport is hockey and he loves everything about the game.

Thank you, Rangers Nation, for your continued support in creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.




Fill the Rangers Bus

Throughout Waterloo Region, there is a consistent need for food assistance. Let’s work together to support #RTown.

In lieu of not having a home game during this year’s Thanksgiving weekend to collect non-perishable food items for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, we’re asking fans to help Fill the Rangers Bus!

Partnering with Rangers Reach, Zehrs Laurentian, and Great Canadian Holidays & Coaches, a team of volunteers will be on-site at Zehrs Laurentian (750 Ottawa St S, Kitchener) from 10 am-1 pm on Saturday, October 10th to receive donations.

Social distancing and personal protection protocols will be in place (masks, hand sanitizer, and/or gloves). Fans are encouraged to pack their donations in a plastic bag.

The drop-off location will be set up near the Rangers team bus, which will be parked along the sidewalk at the store’s exit. A table will be set up to leave your food items for collection.

If you don’t have any non-perishable food items on-hand, consider stopping inside Zehrs Laurentian to purchase some of what’s needed most:


A limited number of posters will be given to fans who make an in-person food donation.

To make a monetary donation through The Food Bank of Waterloo Region’s website, CLICK HERE.

Thank you for helping us make a difference in our community!




Hockey Day in Rangers Nation

The 2019 Hockey Day in Rangers Nation took place on Saturday November 30th , 2019 at The Aud.

Having just completed its tenth anniversary, 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 experienced 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 are required to purchase a minimal group ticket package for a Rangers home game.

When teams arrived on Hockey Day in Rangers Nation, they were greeted by their very own dressing room attendant. The game-day experience continued with pre-game introductions and full use of The Aud’s state of the art centre ice video board.

Following their game, each player received a gift package and post-game meal. The following day, players re-lived their day as Hockey Day highlights were broadcast on the video scoreboard during the Rangers’ game against the Storm.

Hockey Day in Rangers Nation is limited to 14 teams that are selected through a lottery process.


● Player gift package
● 1 hour game between 8am and 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.

Details for next season’s event will be posted soon.

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



School Tour



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 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 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 eye-wear (enough for the full class and the Rangers), four (4) hockey nets, two (2) balls and two (2) referees.


Applications for the 2019-20 Kitchener Rangers School Tour has been closed as all spots have been filled.

Please check back for information regarding the 20-21 Season. 

To learn more about the program, please email Rochelle Thiel, Community Events and Merchandising Manager at



Remembrance Day Jersey Auction

The 19-20 season marked the 15th year the Rangers wore a commemorative jersey that paid tribute and honoured those who have been a part of the Canadian Forces.


The 2019 Commemorative Remembrance Day Jersey was inspired by 16 year-old Daniel Kreller. He wrote us with his idea to pay tribute to his great grandfather

“My great-grandfather was a medic in World War II and my thoughts were to have a medic symbol on the front of the jersey to mark his unit,” said Kreller.

During the First and Second World War, the Canadian Army Medical Corps (CAMC) played an essential role in keeping soldiers alive. More than half of all Canadian physicians served overseas during the first World War.

The badge of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps consists of the rod of Asclepius (a serpent entwined around a staff) surrounded by a wreath of maple leaves, surmounted by the Royal Crown, with the name “Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps” on a scroll below.

The front crest of the 2019 jersey features the rod of Asclepius over a maple leaf, while the left arm has a white stripe simulating a Red Cross arm band.

The colours used are close to those worn on the berets of the CAMC following Second World War. As always, a poppy is positioned over the left chest.


All proceeds from this year’s auction benefited the 78th Fraser Highlanders Fort Conestoga Garrison and the Kitchener-Waterloo Poppy Fund. Since inception, the commemorative jersey auction has raised $333,077 for its beneficiaries.

CLICK HERE to view a history of the Kitchener Rangers Commemorative Remembrance Day Jersey’s.



Special Hockey Practices

The Kitchener Rangers showed their continued support for the Cambridge Ice Hounds Special Hockey Club by attending their friendship tournament on Saturday February 8th, 2020.

Donovan Sebrango and Reid Valade met with the Ice Hounds and other participating teams to take photos and sign autographs.Cambridge Ice Hounds_02.8.20_med

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



Sun Life Financial Kids in Gear



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.


Not sure what to do with that used hockey equipment? Drop it to The Aud in our Kid’s in Gear bin located in the main box office entrance under the stairwell. As well, 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.


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 2019/20 jersey auction is now closed. Please check back for information about the 2020/21 auction.



THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! 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 5th Annual Kids In Gear Mask Design contest for children 14 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.). Click here to learn more.

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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.

Looking for support for your child? Contact:
Kitchener Minor Hockey Association’s Donna’s Kids program

Looking to make a monetary donation? Contact us at 519-576-3700 or

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


25 years. 164,861 donated bears.

The 25th Annual Kitchener Rangers Teddy Bear Toss took place on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 when the Rangers played host to the London Knights. Fans were encouraged to bring a new or gently used teddy bear to the game and, immediately following the Rangers’ first goal, throw their bear onto the ice surface. Bears were collected and turned over to local charitable organizations just in time for Christmas.

Again this season, the Kitchener Rangers partnered 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.


Date of Game Teddy Bear Goal Scorer Time of Goal First Goal of Game Opponent & Result No. of Bears Collected
Dec. 10, 2019 Jesse Fishman 2nd 3:46 Yes 4-0 W vs. LDN 11,052
Dec. 11, 2018 Nick McHugh 2nd 8:34 No 4-3 OTL vs. OSH 10,630
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



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.

Please check back for information regarding the 20-21 Season.