Kitchener Rangers

The Kitchener Rangers are a Canadian ice hockey team from Kitchener, Ontario. The team was founded in 1963 as a junior team the New York Rangers and is also in their possession. It plays since 1977 in one of the three highest Canadian Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League ( OHL ). The Rangers have always been able to qualify there except in the years 1980 and 2001 for the play- offs.


As there were with Al MacInnis and Scott Stevens later two top defenders of the National Hockey League in their squad, they won their first J. Ross Robertson 1981 Cup in a final against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. 1982 was the Rangers win the title again in the OHL and qualified so that the second year in a row for the tournament at the Memorial Cup. Even there they were able to convince the fans hoisted " we are No.1 in Canada " flags. It was one of the most glorious moments in the history of the Rangers. In the years 1984 and 1990, the club reached the final of the OHL playoffs failed there, however, to the Ottawa 67 's and the Oshawa Generals.

After that, the Rangers hiked through a long dry spell until she in 2003 for the 40th anniversary again were able to contend for the finale and there again met the Ottawa 76ers. This time she took the opportunity for revenge and won a Best of Seven Series 4-1. In the Memorial Cup they excelled again and won it for the second time in the club's history.


Logo in the 1991/92 season

Logo 1992-2001

News Logo since 2001


  • More finals:
  • 1981 final defeat by the Cornwall Royals
  • 1984 Final defeat against the Ottawa 67 's
  • 1990 Final defeat against the Oshawa Generals
  • 2008 Final defeat against the Spokane Chiefs
  • 2002-03 Western Conference Champions
  • 2007-08 Western Conference Champions


First-round draft picks

Other former players