Rangers take on Flint on Sunday afternoon at Aud

October 16, 2022 – Ontario Hockey League (OHL) – Kitchener Rangers Press Release

Kitchener, Ont. – The Kitchener Rangers return home Sunday afternoon when the Blueshirts host the Flint Firebirds for the first of five retro games this season. The puck drop is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex.


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Tickets: Buy online | (519) 578-1570

Television: Rogers TV Cable 20 (Kitchener)

TV: Cable Super Sports Pak 467 (Ontario)

Video stream: OHL live on CHL TV

Radio: 570 AM CKGL

Specials:

As the Kitchener Rangers continue to celebrate 60 years of Rangers Hockey in Kitchener, Sunday marks the first of five “retro nights” this season. This Sunday, we return to a 60s-themed game and ask fans to wear their best 60s looks as we celebrate our establishment decade!

Additionally, the Rangers, in support of Hockey Helps the Homeless, a volunteer-run charity, are collecting new men’s hats, mitts and gloves at the East (Gate 13) and North (Gate 7) entrances. Rangers strive to keep people in need warm from the cold. All donated items will be collected through the Hockey Helps the Homeless Kitchener Waterloo Region event and will go directly to homeless individuals and families through five partner charities: House of Friendship, YW Kitchener-Waterloo, oneROOF Youth Services, Lutherwood Safe Haven Youth Services and the Cambridge Housing Company. Hockey Helps the Homeless will also be giving away a jersey to one lucky fan as part of a “Tweet Your Seat” contest.

Former Kitchener players John Beechey and longtime New York Rangers skater Walt Tkaczuk will be in attendance and will perform the ceremonial pre-game puck drop. Additionally, Rangers are always pleased to host KW AccessAbility, a non-profit information and resource center that supports self-determination for adults with physical disabilities, in The Community Corner, located just inside main entrance.

Ticket information:

Tickets for Rangers home games are $21 for children and $25 for adults and can be purchased online now. Additionally, fans can purchase tickets over the phone by calling the Center In The Square box office at (519) 578-1570. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Activa Box Office at 400 East Ave. Kitchener, ON N2H 1Z6 or at the Center In The Square Box Office at 101 Queen St N, Kitchener, ON N2H 6P7.

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Face-to-face:

The Flint Firebirds entered the league in time for the 2015-16 OHL season, replacing the Plymouth Whalers. Since then, the Rangers have held the head-to-head advantage with an 11-10-2-2 record in 25 regular season games. Flint had Kitchener’s number at The Aud, leaving Kitchener with an unfavorable record of 3-7-1-1. The last meeting between these two clubs at The Aud was on March 27, 2022, which saw the Firebirds claim a 3-1 victory.

Ranger Recognition:

The Rangers added offensive firepower on Saturday with forward Filip Mešár on loan to the Rangers from the Montreal Canadiens. Francesco Pinelli and Kitchener native Matthew Sop both lead the Rangers with five points in five games. Adrian Misaljevic scored his first of the season on Friday night. Simon Motew comes into play ranked 15th among OHL defensemen in points with four points (1G, 3A) in five games. Tomas Hamara (Ottawa Senators) added an assist in Friday’s game, bringing his total to three points (1G, 2A) in five games.

Tomas Hamara (Ottawa Senators), Filip Mešár (Montreal Canadiens), Francesco Pinelli (Los Angeles Kings) and Roman Schmidt (Tampa Bay Lightning) are four Kitchener skaters drafted and signed respectively by their NHL clubs.

Firebird Scouting:

Forward Brennan Othmann enters Sunday’s game tied for third in the league in points with 11 (6G, 5A) in six games. Othmann is also tied for the league lead with six goals. Adding his strong start, Othmann is tied for second over/under at +7 odds. Tristian Bertucci leads the Firebirds blue line with three points (1G, 2A) in six games this season.

Flint has six skaters drafted or signed by NHL clubs. Forwards Amadeus Lombardi (Detroit Red Wings), Braeden Kressler (Toronto Maple Leafs – FA), Brennan Othmann (New York Rangers), Gavin Hayes (Chicago Blackhawks), defender Dmitry Kuzmin (Winnipeg Jets) and goaltender Will Cranley (St .Louis Blues).

Broadcast coverage:

Sunday afternoon’s game against the Flint Firebirds will be televised live in Kitchener and the Waterloo region on Rogers TV, cable channel 20, and can be watched across the province of Ontario on the Super Sports Pak on the channel 467 for cable subscribers. Jason Hagholm, Dan Polischuk and Sean Furfaro will be there. The match will be streamed live online on OHL Live on CHL TV. Additionally, fans can listen to the game on the radio on CityNews 570 AM CKGL. Dominic Hennig will replace Mike Farwell on play-by-play and Chris Pope will provide color commentary.

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Next :

The Blueshirts are at The Aud again this Friday night as the club host the Sudbury Wolves for the only time the Wolves will be in Kitchener this season. Puck drop it scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Good seats are still available.

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