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Rangers' Yantsis named 'Most Improved Player' in West

Four other Kitchener players were mentioned in the annual coaches poll
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File photo. Mark Pare/KitchenerToday

Kitchener Rangers 50 goal scorer Jonathan Yantsis has been named "Most Improved Player" in the OHL's Western Conference in the 2018-19 Coaches Polls.

Yantsis finished the regular season with 73 points.

He also finished third in the "Most Dangerous in Goal Area" category.

His Kitchener teammates Rickard Hugg, Greg Meireles, Joseph Garreffa and Luke Richardson also made the annual poll:

  • Hugg finished as the third "Most Underrated Player" in the Western Conference
  • Meireles was third in the "Hardest Worker" category
  • Garreffa was named the second "Best Stickhandler"
  • Richardson tied for third as the "Best Puck-Handling Goalie" in the Western Conference

You can find all the poll results here.

The Rangers open their first round playoff series in Guelph on Friday. You can listen to the game on 570 NEWS at 7 p.m.


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