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

This year’s grand prize winner is, Jeff B. of Kitchener! All winners are currently be contacted.

Jeff has 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)
Winning Ticket # 1761

*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 are:
$2,500 cash: Winning Ticket # 2311
Yard-Man 28 inch Snowblower (valued at $1,650): Winning Ticket #1490
Hogg Fuels Gas Card (valued at $1,000): Winning Ticket #2951
One free KMHA registration (valued at $505): Winning Ticket # 4494
Hockey Beginnings/Learn to Skate registrations (Two available, to be drawn separately) (valued at $150 each): Winning Ticket #s 1210 & 4318

Tickets were sold at every Friday home game between October 26, 2018 and January 4, 2019 as well as at KMHA & Kitchener Rangers Business office until January 18th, 2019 at 12-noon (*Contest closing date*) for $20 each, or 3 for $50.
Proceeds from the sale of tickets benefitted the Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program.

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 will be notified by phone and/or email the days following the draw.

Total tickets available: 7,500


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 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


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.

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.


  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.

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.

Our 2019-20 Community Corner applications will open in August 2019.

Game Date Organization Website
Fri Sept 20 – 7:30
Fri Oct 4 – 7:30  N/A
Sun Oct 6 – 2:00
Fri Oct 11 – 7:30
Mon Oct 14 – 2:00  N/A
Fri Oct 18 – 7:30  N/A
Fri Nov 1 – 7:30  N/A
Fri Nov 8 – 7:30
Fri Nov 15 – 7:30
Tues Nov 19 – 7:00
Fri Nov 22 – 7:30
Fri Nov 29 – 7:30  N/A
Sun Dec 1 – 2:00
Fri Dec 6 – 7:30
Tues Dec 10 – 7:00  N/A
Fri Dec 13 – 7:30
Fri Dec 20 – 7:30
Sun Dec 29 – 2:00
Fri Jan 3 – 7:30  N/A
Fri Jan 10 – 7:30
Sun Jan 12 – 2:00
Fri Jan 17 – 7:30
Sun Jan 19 – 2:00
Fri Jan 24 – 7:30  N/A
Fri Jan 31 – 7:30
Fri Feb 7 – 7:30
Tues Feb 11 – 7:00
Fri Feb 21 – 7:30
Fri Feb 28 – 7:30
Tues Mar 3 – 7:30
Fri Mar 6 – 7:30
Fri Mar 13 – 7:30
Sun Mar 15 – 7:30
Fri Mar 20 – 7:30  N/A



Don Cameron Potato Night

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

The late Don Cameron spearheaded the initiative of fans bringing spuds – inspired by his native Prince Edward Island – to provide meals and support to families in need in Waterloo Region.

Thank you to all of our fans for joining us at the 23rd Annual Kitchener Rangers Don Cameron Potato Night. This season alone, Rangers fans donated the equivalent of just under 30,000lbs of spuds! $6,456 in monetary donations and 4007lbs of potatoes were handed over to House of Friendship at the game!

In 23 seasons, Rangers fans have raised more than the equivalent of half a million pounds of potatoes for families in need.

The 24th annual Kitchener Rangers Don Camero Potato Night will take place on Friday, January 24th, 2019 when we host the Sarnia Sting at 7:30pm.

We look forward to keeping the potato tradition going for Don!

2019 Preseason Showcase

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The 2019 Preseason Showcase will be held at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium from August 30 – September 1, 2019. Along with the Rangers, the Showcase will feature the North Bay Battalion, Saginaw Spirit and the Peterborough Petes.

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 starting Monday, August 1 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.

Proceeds support the Children’s Wish Foundation.

CLICK HERE for the full schedule and more information

Fan Fest and Barbecue



The Kitchener Rangers are kicking off the 2019-20 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 1, 2019 as part of the Kitchener Rangers 2019 Preseason Showcase running Friday, August 30th- Sunday, September 1st, 2019.

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 Peterborough Petes at 2pm. Tickets will be available at the door with general seating for the game.




Hockey Day in Rangers Nation


The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club 2018-19 Hockey Day in Rangers Nation took place on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at The Aud.

Now in its ninth year, Hockey Day in Rangers Nation aimed 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 played 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 were required to purchase a minimal group ticket package for the Rangers’ home game the following afternoon against the Kingston Frontenacs at 2pm.

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 will re-lived their day as Hockey Day highlights were broadcast on the video scoreboard at the Rangers game against the Frontenacs.

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


● 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



Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship Award

Applications for this year’s Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted.

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. 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.

Since 2004, the Kitchener Rangers Scholarship Foundation has awarded over $317,550 in scholarships in honour of Ivan Tennant.

Last season we were happy to announce the awarding of $18,100 in scholarships to 22 graduates of Waterloo Region high schools to bring the total to $335,650.

The recipients were presented their awards during the pre-game ceremony on Friday, December 28th, 2018.

Deadline for applications is July 15, 2019.

Those interested in applying for a 2019 scholarship must complete the application form and mail or drop off in person to:

Kitchener Rangers
c/o Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship Award
1963 Eugene George Way, Kitchener, ON N2H 0B8

Office hours of operation: M-F 9:30 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm

Download your application here.



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


Applications for the 2019-2020 Kitchener Rangers School Tour will be accepted starting on Tuesday September 3rd, 2019.


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



Remembrance Day Jersey Auction

The 2019 Remembrance Day Jersey Auction will be held on Friday, November 8th, 2019 when the Rangers host the visiting Guelph Storm at 7:30pm. This year marks the 15th season the Rangers will wear a commemorative jersey.


The 2018 Commemorative Remembrance Day Jersey was inspired by the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I. On November 11, 1918 the ringing of church bells erupted spontaneously as an outpouring of relief that the war had come to an end. The front crest features the Dove, a symbol of peace, with a bell adorning the right shoulder of the jersey.

Paying tribute and honouring those who have been a part of the Canadian Forces.

Fans will be able to place bids to purchase the 2019 special jerseys through a silent auction during the game. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the 78th Fraser Highlanders Fort Conestoga Garrison and the Kitchener-Waterloo Poppy Fund.

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



Special Hockey Benefit Game

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On January 23rd, 2019 the Kitchener Rangers hosted the 12th annual Special Hockey Benefit Game, where the Cambridge Ice Hounds took on the Kitchener Rangers at The Aud.

Admission to the game was complimentary and monetary donations were welcomed at the door, with all proceeds going to the Cambridge Ice Hounds. Those in attendance raised $1,274 and were entered to win an autographed Kitchener Rangers jersey.

The Rangers alternate benefit games between the Cambridge Ice Hounds and Kitchener Ice Pirates. The 2018 Special Hockey Game took place on January 30th when the Kitchener Ice Pirates took on the Kitchener Rangers.

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. Bidding has now closed and winners will be notified.

For every successful 2018-19 Rangers penalty kill in the regular season and playoffs, Heffner Toyota donated $10 to Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear.


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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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:
Treena Hennessey 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


 Recipient Form & Pickup / Forms may be filled out on-site if you have not done it in advance.

  • REGISTERClick here to download a recipient form or pick one up in-person at our office. Forms will also be available at our registration desk at time of pickup. All are welcome.
  • PICKUP: starting at 7:30am on December 11th in the Zamboni bay at The Aud. Again this year we will have a staffed registration desk. While quantities last.

24 years. 153,809 donated bears.

The 25th Annual Kitchener Rangers Teddy Bear Toss will take place on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 when the Rangers play host to the London Knights. Fans are 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 will be collected &  turned over to local charitable organizations just in time for Christmas.

Teddy Bear Guidelines & Restrictions

  • SIZE: The most asked for bears are the small to medium-large! Giant bears are fun, but are harder to rehome.
  • MATERIAL: Steer clear of any bears with battery packs or larger hard surfaces. The toss is meant to be enjoyable for all fans and throwing a hard object could cause injury to someone in the crowd. Fluffy and soft is the way to go!
  • CLEAN: It’s important we keep these stuffies dry and clean for their future owners. Remember to place bears in a clear plastic bag. This will ensure they don’t pick up any dirt or water on the ice or ground.

Purchase your bear from Canadian Tire!

  • Bears will be available for purchase at all five Canadian Tire Stores in Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Canadian Tire will also on-site selling bears pre-game on December 10 at entrances and in the North Concourse

Again this season, the Kitchener Rangers 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.


Date of Game Teddy Bear Goal Scorer Time of Goal First Goal of Game Opponent & Result No. of Bears Collected
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.

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 or (519) 576-3700 ext. 238.