April 20th, 2018

Local Sports

Clouston selected to coach at WHL’s U.S. Prospects Camp

By Ryan McCracken on April 14th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers bench boss and general manager Shaun Clouston will get a firsthand look at the next wave of American talent as a coach at the WHL’s U.S. Prospects Camp in Anaheim this weekend. The Tigers have a strong history of bringing in high-level American players like Texan Max Gerlach or Californians ... Read More »

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Quenneville makes professional debut

By Ryan McCracken on April 14th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken David Quenneville was left wanting more out of his American HockeyLeague debut Friday night in Pennsylvania. The 19-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman got his first taste of professional hockey after signing an amateur tryout agreement with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers last week, but he was in no mood for celebrating after a 5-2 ... Read More »

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Watson finishes fifth in women’s 400-metre hurdles final at Commonwealth Games

By Ryan McCracken on April 13th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Sage Watson finished less than a second shy of the podium Thursday on Australia’s Gold Coast. The 23-year-old Seven Persons product took fifth place in the women’s 400-metre hurdles final at the Commonwealth Games with a time of 55.55 seconds — just 59-hundreths of a second behind bronze medallist Wenda Nel, of ... Read More »

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Olympic aspirations

By Ryan McCracken on April 13th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Bulldogs Track and Field Club athlete Madison Kane-Rissling is turning heads at an Olympic level. The 18-year-old Hatter left her mark with athletic talent scouts at the RBC Training Ground combine at the Family Leisure Centre in March and has been selected to attend the regional final later this month in ... Read More »

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Bus culture an important part of youth athletics

By Ryan McCracken on April 13th, 2018

I don’t need to tell anyone about the Humbolt Broncos tragic accident. At this point in time, the whole world is aware of what happened. I can’t add anything or say anything that hasn’t been said. What I will say is that I cannot imagine what is going on in the hearts and minds of ... Read More »

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Shaw returns to the ice in professional debut with Iowa

By Ryan McCracken on April 12th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The long wait is finally over. After missing six months with a torn ACL, Medicine Hat Tigers centre Mason Shaw made his return to the ice —as well as his professional debut — on Tuesday evening with the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild. “It felt a lot better than I thought it was ... Read More »

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Rassell forging a new path

By Ryan McCracken on April 12th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Mark Rassell has opted to play the field. The outgoing Medicine Hat Tigers captain says he will spend his summer working toward landing a professional contract with a National Hockey League team while fielding offers from various post-secondary institutions. I called my agent (Wednesday) and told him I’m starting to look into the ... Read More »

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Junior Devils getting started

By Sean Rooney on April 11th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Hockey sticks were nowhere to be seen at the Kinplex, replaced en masse by lacrosse sticks. Kids passed back and forth outside the front door, practices rotated players from multiple teams on and off the concrete playing surfaces inside and everybody seemed ready for a new season to begin. For the junior B ... Read More »

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Charity event set for April 21 at FLC to benefit Humboldt

By Sean Rooney on April 10th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A charity event for the Humboldt Broncos will take place at the Family Leisure Centre Saturday, April 21, yet another way Hatters are banding together in the wake of the tragedy that befell the junior hockey team this past Friday. Nick Kush’s family is organizing the event, which will include a free ... Read More »

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Sage cruises to spot in the final

By Sean Rooney on April 10th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Sage Watson is right where she needs to be — in the final of another major track and field event. In Australia Tuesday, the Seven Persons sprinter finished third in her 400 metre hurdles heat at the Commonwealth Games to earn a spot in Thursday’s final. Her time was 55.43 seconds, though ... Read More »

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