April 20th, 2018

Local Sports

Training Matters: Dedication, athleticism serve to inspire those who work with athletes

By Sean Rooney on April 6th, 2018

As a strength and conditioning coach, there is an expectation that you inspire athletes. This inspiration doesn’t come from your own personal achievements, but how you stoke the fire within each athlete, motivating them to find their own inspiration. But every once and a while you get to be a part of something special and ... Read More »

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Rassell, Quenneville split MVP

By Ryan McCracken on April 5th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Mark Rassell and David Quenneville spent their season wreaking havoc on opposing WHL defences, so it was only fitting to see them share the glory at the Medicine Hat Tigers’ annual awards banquet. After starting their careers together in the final season at The Arena and moving on to become the first forward-defenceman ... Read More »

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Slice of the Game: Excited for golf season to begin

By Sean Rooney on April 5th, 2018

It is crazy to think about, but this is my 13th season as a columnist. For reasons I will likely touch on in a future column, I can honestly say this is the most excited I have been about a new season in a handful of years. At times it feels like the 2018 season ... Read More »

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FAME: Physical literacy needs to be a top priority

By Sean Rooney on April 4th, 2018

British professor Margaret Whitehead said in a 2014 paper that “physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.” Learning to move our bodies is just as important as learning to read and write. As infants we learn ... Read More »

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Local official honoured by Boxing Canada

By Sean Rooney on April 4th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Some people, you can’t keep out of the ring. Count Wade Peterson among them. The Medicine Hat Boxing Club coach was named Boxing Canada’s official of the year this past weekend in Edmonton, and it seems he’s setting up to have an international career if he keeps at it. “I can retire in ... Read More »

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Provincial 5-pin titles earned

By Sean Rooney on April 4th, 2018

Medicine Hat News No hometown bowlers wound up on the top of the podium at the Alberta 5-pin Open Bowling Championships, but there was a zone representative who came pretty close to earning a spot at nationals. At Medicine Hat’s Panorama Lanes this past weekend, Lethbridge’s Dianne Violini, competing in her 50th provincial tournament, was ... Read More »

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Hounds cap magnificent year

By Sean Rooney on April 3rd, 2018

Edit: This story has been updated to relfect that a Medicine Hat team won the peewee AA provincial title in 2005. srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney You know how these stories go. For those who were there, Sunday’s Hockey Alberta peewee AA final was, simply, legendary. Certainly in their own memories, it’ll only grow for the members of ... Read More »

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Shaw says he would’ve played in second round

By Ryan McCracken on April 3rd, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers fell two wins shy of returning star centre Mason Shaw to the ice. Shaw got the green light from Minnesota Wild staff earlier this week and returned to Canada on Sunday in the hopes of returning to his Western Hockey League club after missing the entire regular season with ... Read More »

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WHL commish remains optimistic

By Ryan McCracken on April 3rd, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com  @MHNMcCracken Western Hockey League commissioner Ron Robison says he believes Medicine Hat Tigers attendance will steadily rise with time, but he’d still like to see higher numbers in the interim. The Tigers have seen a consistent drop-off in attendance through the opening round of the post-season for the past 11 years, but hit ... Read More »

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Rassell looking at his options

By Ryan McCracken on April 3rd, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Mark Rassell closed the book on his Western Hockey League career in spectacular fashion with a hat trick performance in Sunday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings, but his season isn’t over yet. The 21-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers captain returned to the Canalta Centre to clean out his stall for good ... Read More »

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