With a number of established forwards returning to the lineup, the Kitchener Rangers are hoping a pair of CHL Import Draft additions to the blue line and the presence of veteran Jacob Ingham in the crease will put them over the top this season.
2018-19 Record: 34-30-3-1, 72 points (3rd Midwest Division)
Head Coach: Jay McKee (4th season)
Key additions: Jacob Ingham, Francesco Pinelli, Ville Ottavainen, Axel Bergkvist, Declan McDonnell, Jesse Fishman, Joseph Serpa, Simon Motew
Notable graduates: Joseph Garreffa, Rickard Hugg, Luke Richardson, Connor Hall, Kyle Gentles, Alexey Lipanov
Leading scorer: Greg Meireles (68 GP, 36-61–97)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Michael Vukojevic (68 GP, 3-26–29)
Leading scorer (rookie): Donovan Sebrango (62 GP, 7-19–26)
Leading goaltender: Jacob Ingham (57 GP, 27-25-2-2, 3.41 GAA, .890 SV%, 1 SO)^
Quick Hit: The Rangers boasted the OHL’s top power play last season, operating at 29%
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Fri. Sept. 20 vs. SAG
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