April 20th, 2018

Local Sports

Another overtime exit

By Ryan McCracken on April 2nd, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Mark Rassell’s Western Hockey League career came to an end on Sunday at Dauphin’s Credit Union Place, but he made sure to go out with a bang. The Medicine Hat Tigers overage captain potted a hat trick to keep hope alive in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarter-final series against Brandon, but ... Read More »

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WHL commissioner says Hat attendance will improve with time

By Ryan McCracken on April 2nd, 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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Peewee Hounds clinch provincial championship

By Ryan McCracken on April 2nd, 2018

Medicine Hat News Deegan Kinniburgh got to live out a dream on Sunday afternoon at the Flames Community Arena in Calgary. The Medicine Hat Hounds forward scored 17 seconds into double overtime to send his teammates pouring over the bench in a 2-1 provincial peewee AA championship victory over the Springbank Rockies. Springbank’s Aidan Larose ... Read More »

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Tragedy and triumph

By Sean Rooney on April 2nd, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Janick Lacroix is a national champion. But he didn’t just do it for himself. Three days after the sudden death of his coach’s son, Lacroix beat Saskatchewan’s Thomas Gordon by unanimous decision Sunday to become the Canadian junior light middleweight boxing champion. “With all that happened, I’ve been using it as motivation,” said ... Read More »

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Rassell carries Tigers in season-ending overtime loss

By Ryan McCracken on April 1st, 2018

Mark Rassell’s Western Hockey League career came to an end on Sunday at Dauphin’s Credit Union Place, but he made sure to go out with a bang. The Medicine Hat Tigers overage captain potted a hat trick to keep hope alive in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarter-final series against Brandon, but the Wheat ... Read More »

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Dwindling playoff attendance at Canalta Centre raises eyebrows

By Ryan McCracken on March 31st, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers have struggled to maintain their attendance figures since moving from The Arena to the Canalta Centre in 2015, and those numbers hit a 21-year playoff low when just 2,943 fans filled the stands for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarter-final against the Brandon Wheat Kings last Sunday. The ... Read More »

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Down to their last life

By Ryan McCracken on March 31st, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers will return to Dauphin in desperation mode. Ty Lewis potted a goal and added three assists to lead the Brandon Wheat Kings to a 5-2 win over Medicine Hat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarter-finals on Friday at the Canalta Centre —leaving the Tigers teetering on the ... Read More »

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Hounds have great day at provincials

By Sean Rooney on March 31st, 2018

Medicine Hat News They’ve now got two losses on the year, but oh, how did the Medicine Hat peewee AAHounds respond. After dropping their opener 5-4 Thursday to the Springbank Rockies, the South Central Alberta HockeyLeague champs bounced back in a big way Friday with wins of 11-3 (over the Sherwood Park Jets)and 7-0 (over ... Read More »

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Werre, Dolter win top awards at college’s athletic banquet

By Sean Rooney on March 31st, 2018

Medicine Hat News Medicine Hat College held its annual athletic awards banquet Thursday and the top awards went to a pair of graduating stars. Kennedy Werre, who set multiple records with the women’s basketball team, was named female athlete of the year. Fellow fifth-year player Brodie Dolter, an all-conference player in men’s volleyball, got the ... Read More »

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Sorry, there’s no magic pill

By Sean Rooney on March 31st, 2018

First off, Happy Easter! Secondly, in the last year, I have read or had a couple of questions regarding an “exercise pill.” The conversation usually goes as follows: an individual will come up to me and say something like, “If we have pills to help us sleep, relax, or inhibit our hunger, why don’t we ... Read More »

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