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Scotiabank Rangers Day in Oakville wrap-up + some exciting announcements!
Submitted By Melissa Wolk on Thursday, October 05, 2017
This past Saturday (September 30th) was a great day to be a Ranger!  Over 9000 members of the Oakville Rangers community came together at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex for the first (annual?) Scotiabank Rangers Day in Oakville to experience and celebrate all that is great about the game of hockey.

The day started at 8:00AM with some of our youngest players experiencing organized hockey for the first time and ended with an Oakville Blades Junior A game which featured a number of Oakville Ranger graduates.  In between, the fun was non-stop.  35 house league and rep games; the Hockey Hall of Fame exhibits; the Conn Smythe, Hart, Rocket Richard and Vezina trophies; interactive games; Ron MacLean and Paul Henderson signing autographs and talking to folks; appearances by New York Ranger legend Vic Hadfield and Oakville Mayor Rob Burton; Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Zone; swag, prizes and treats from sponsors and some beautiful fall weather.

During the Oakville Rangers Hockey Club brand launch on Rink 1, a number of exciting announcements were made.  In case you missed them, here they are:

  • The Oakville Rangers Hockey Club will GROW this year!  After 7 years of declining registrations, the club will grow this year which is very exciting especially when almost all minor hockey clubs around us continue to decline.  This is thanks to the hard work, dedication and new ideas of the Executive Team, Board of Directors and office staff.
  • Challenger Hockey becomes part of the Oakville Rangers:  The Challenger Hockey group have officially become part of the Oakville Rangers Hockey Club.  This terrific group of people introduce hockey to children with autism and special needs.  The club has been working with them for years and now they are officially Rangers!
  • Improvements in AAA programming:  As part of the club's previously announced long-term goal of developing an elite AAA program we are making some structural changes which should help to retain and attract players and coaches.  Beginning next year, all AAA home games and all practices will be at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.  There are also plans to provide an on-site locker for each AAA player and coach to store equipment.  As well, a number of dressing rooms will be enhanced with player stalls, Ranger branding, built in mp3 players, etc.  Finally, we are looking at ways to create temporary dryland training facilities for use in the summer months.  More to come!
  • Oakville Rangers Hockey Club partnering with the Town of Oakville to build a spring and/or summer 3 on 3 league:  Thanks to 2,251 of you who participated in our recent survey, we know that over 50% of the club's players participate in spring/summer 3 on 3 programs.  So, working with the Town of Oakville, we are going to be getting in the 3 on 3 business this coming spring/summer and there will be programs and incentives in place that we hope will make us your 1st choice for 3 on 3 programming.  Stay tuned!

We appreciate all of the feedback our customers have been providing to us! We hear you, respect what you have to say and will continue to being committed to making the Oakville Ranger Hockey Club the best minor hockey club in Canada in addition to the biggest.  Thanks for your support!

John Verdon
Oakville Rangers Hockey Club - President   

PS:  Special thanks to all of Scotiabank Rangers Day in Oakville's generous sponsors.  Please try to give them your business whenever possible.

Scotiabank

Buffalo Wild Wings

Canlan Ice Sports

COBS Bread

Dave & Busters

Goldfish Swim School

Century 21

Kidsopolis

Mission Possible

Oak Hill Orthodontics

Orange Theory Fitness

Physio Sport Med

Pita Pit

Popeyes

Rock N Jump

The Massage Clinic

Tim Hortons

Tutor College

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