It may be the end of October, but the Kitchener Rangers will only be playing their first home game of their historic 50th season tonight.

They’ll faceoff with the Oshawa Generals at 7:30pm, with the pre-game show on 570 News at 7 o’clock.

Kitchener had to start its’ first eight games on the road while the $9.6 million renovation, which includes over 900 new seats, wrapped up at the Auditorium.

Don Cameron, legendary play by play voice of the Rangers on 570 News, called the club’s first-ever game in 1963 and has been going strong ever since.

“The right people were involved…Being the good business group that they were, they attacked the Ranger organization as just that, that it is a business, we must make it work as a business and we must involve the community.” said Cameron.

“I think the fans have really caught on to it, that Friday night is something special here…Cheering for the home team and being very knowledgeable of the game of hockey.” added Cameron.

The Rangers were formed when local business leader Eugene George was approached by the New York Rangers about moving the Guelph Royals hockey team to Kitchener and the rest is history.

Kitchener will be looking to break a four game losing streak tonight. They also play in Sarnia tomorrow and are back to host Kingston on Sunday night.