The Kitchener Rangers S9 Owner Dbtp80 and General Manager Pkinpa , Assistant General Manager Xile_JohnC2400 The Kitchener Rangers came into the season with some high expectations after last season falling short and just making the playoffs to surprise everyone and make a late push to game 6 in the first round, they were thought to be out in 4. This season Management ( Dbtp80 and pkinpa ) and later Xile_JohnC2400 came in with a goal in mind to make a solid team and make this season better then the last and make a playoff run, as the first week started after the team they had picked and were given was in place. Week 1 Began and they played hard kept most of the games during this week close 1 goal games and finished the week with a record of ( 0-7-2 ) now at that point management knew they needed to make some changes and that it was going to be very difficult but they talked it out and they made a number of moves which would go on to solidify the main roster and allow the team to push forward, they felt comfortable in what they had done and were ready to start week 2. Week 2 push forward as the team came together something strange started to happen after what seemed to be the worst week they could have had , they were winning against great, deep and talented teams, as 1 win became 2 and 3 became 4 it seemed unreal, until they finished the week with a record of ( 7-2-0 ) the complete opposite of what they had managed the week before. everyone thought it was great but surely a fluke, as theirs no way the teams offense can play at that pace forever , no way the defense can stay that dependable , and no way the goal tending could stay at the level. this was the time to show they didn't win by luck but instead what they have done was nothing short of amazing they were not the best team in the league by far but they showed that they could play with them and push them. the management became aware that the AGM role should be filled as it could help the team grown so they waited a week or so discussing who they thought would best fit the role and who could be as active as possible to benefit the team , with that said there were multiple options that all could have done a great job but it came down to Xile_JohnC2400 with management now ready they talked over a few ideas they had and made them happen . now feeling comfortable with what they had done week 3. Week 3 was the first week after that massive turn around and the team played great the defense, offense and goal tending stayed on par with the previous week they faced strong teams and had some tough games but managed to pull off the record of ( 6-3-0 ) this was proof that what they did the turn around which they pulled off was no fluke but instead some great management and a great show of effort and skill by their players. before week 4 began the team had a roster goalie spot open as the position was not filled , Xile_JohnC2400 at the time the sole Goalie with more then 2 wins on the team, so the team made some moves and picked up an amazing Goalie to solidify the goalie tandem also made a move for a great Rd, and Top C, Now the team was ready for week 4. Week 4 Began with some really tough games , the team lost its first game in over time 1-0 against a great team but was happy with the effort in the game, the second game of the week was a 3-2 win in over time this game was double ot and felt almost like playoff hockey was a very intense game , the new Goalie stepped up. X_Cam_73_X had two shutties in his first 4 games with the rangers as well as posting a record of 4-0 with 38 shots against and only allowing 3 Goals against with a 92.1 save %. Xile_JohnC2400 had a record of 2-2-1, 110 shots against and 14 goals against with a 87.3 save %, not as good as his previous weeks but thankfully the depth and skill of the team along with the new Goalie ( Xcam ) picked up the slack. The team played well had great offense great defense from the likes of - Dbtp80 7-4-1 with 18 pts, Pkinpa 6-5-1 with 11 pts Curlew 7-4-1 with 41 pts, Ducks 5-4-1 with 30 pts, Seth6-4-1 with 20 pts, Youcangetit 6-4-2 with 29 pts, Reaper 8-2 with 23 pts and 5 pending, Stoner 2-3-1 with 9 pts along with tcs who really stepped up. defense was great , Gtpursuit, goochie, Major, Worshiper, Darkcam and the newly acquired mechanic all coming up big for the team.\ The owner Dbtp80 was able to give me a perspective into how he felt after week 1 - ( what were your thoughts coming out of week 1 with the amount of pressure riding on your organization to make changes to step up and move in the right direction? ) Dbtp80's reply- ( Me and Pk Knew we needed to make some changes on our defense and quickly. S7 we made changes far to slow and I think S8 might have been a little quick but we figured it out what needed to happen. Like all decisions we went back and fourth and decided we need some defensive changes after week 1, We aloso had so availability issues to deal with. The adding of all those teams has been tough on the whole league and we were facing it as well. burdened with a few more changes. I'd say at this point we are feeling pretty good about the team overall and what we to do going forward. I feel like the addition of cam and reaper has filled some of the needs we had. ) The Kitchener Rangers are currently 4th in OHL western with a record of 19-13-4 going 19-6-2 sense their first week with a massive turn around. the league is extremely strong and the OHL is full of talented teams. Special Thanks to team Management .