The Kitchener Rangers had a solid regular season and clinched home ice advantage for the first round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

The team will face the Windsor Spitfires first in the post-season and Rangers assistant general manager and assistant coach Mike McKenzie told The Morning Edition's host Craig Norris they're hoping to carry the momentum from a great season into the series.

"It will be a really good series, I think, to watch and for both teams. [We're] pretty evenly matched if you look at all the stats between the two teams," McKenzie said.

"They've got some very good young players … a lot of their better players are their younger guys so they're kind of a team on the upswing. I think we're kind of in a similar spot where we've got good depth throughout our line-up," he added.

Elijah Roberts Kitchener Rangers post-season Windsor Spitfires

Elijah Roberts and his Kitchener Rangers teammates are preparing to take on the Windsor Spitfires in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. (Dan Hamilton, Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club 2015-16)

'Little things'

As for who will come out on top, McKenzie said "it's going to come down to who does the little things."

The playoffs begin Thursday night at the Kitchener Auditorium at 7 p.m. and the second game of the series against the Spitfires will take place March 26 at 7 p.m. also at The Aud.

The Rangers will then head to Windsor for two games in the best of seven series on March 28 and March 30.