January 23rd, 2017


Local Sports

  • Rattlers unravel: Hoops teams cough up halftime leads in losses to Red Deer

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat College Rattlers women’s basketball team couldn’t hang on for the weekend sweep Saturday at the Snake Pit, falling 77-66 in a bounce-back afternoon for the Red Deer Queens. While the Rattlers dealt the Queens a 68-52 loss Friday evening, Red Deer rebounded with a new look and forced frustration onto [...] Read More »

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  • Top prospect Patrick helps sink Tigers in Brandon

    Medicine Hat News Penalties left the Medicine Hat Tigers undone Saturday at Westman Place. The reigning WHL champion Brandon Wheat Kings built up a lead the Tigers couldn’t topple thanks in part to goals on three consecutive power play opportunities and pushed the Tigers to 31-15-1-0 on the season with a 5-2 loss. NHL Central [...] Read More »

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  • Ups and downs continue for Cubs

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The roller coaster season continues for the Medicine Hat Cubs junior B hockey team. The Cubs came up short in a 6-1 loss to the Mountainview Colts Saturday at the Kinplex despite a commanding first period effort. While the setback pushes Medicine Hat to 7-21-6 on the year, captain Keegan Bartram says he [...] Read More »

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  • Tigers bask in resounding win

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Pairs seemed to be a theme Friday night at the Brandt Centre. The Medicine Hat Tigers, coming off two losses at the hands of the Regina Pats, needed two goalies and two goals out of four separate players to finally deal a loss to the CHL’s top-ranked team, and Steven Owre says they’re [...] Read More »

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  • Mohawks top Zeniths

    Medicine Hat News The Hat High Mohawks varsity boys basketball team held on to hand the Magrath Zeniths their first loss of the season Friday night at their temporary home in Crescent Heights High School. Bak Nyang had a game-high 23 points to lead Hat High to the 72-61 victory, pushing the Mohawks to 3-1 [...] Read More »

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National Sports

  • Senators sign forward Zack Smith to four-year extension worth US$13 million

    OTTAWA – Zack Smith has been making the most of his offensive opportunities with the Ottawa Senators, but general manager Pierre Dorion is happy the forward has kept some of his checking-line edge. The Senators signed Smith to a four-year contract extension worth US$13 million on Monday. Dorion lauded Smith’s ability to score big goals, [...] Read More »

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  • Family, fans mourn for Dominican pitcher Yordano Ventura

    LAS TERRENAS, Dominican Republic – Dozens of children wearing blue T-shirts with the name “Ventura” emblazoned on the back gathered around a coastal home on Monday to pay their respects to their idol: Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura. He died Sunday in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic, where he was known [...] Read More »

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  • Washington Spirit trade Canadian veteran Diana Matheson to Seattle Reign

    The Washington Spirit have traded veteran Canadian international Diana Matheson to the Seattle Reign FC for recently drafted forward Arielle Ship and a third-round pick in the 2018 NWSL draft. The 32-year-old midfielder-forward from Oakville, Ont., set Spirit records for goals (23) and assists (12) in her 67 appearances over four years with Washington. But [...] Read More »

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  • Senators sign forward Zack Smith to 4-year extension worth US$13 million

    OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Zack Smith to a four-year contract extension worth US$13 million. The Senators said in a release that the extension through the 2020-21 season carries an annual average value of $3.25 million per year. Smith, 28, has 11 goals and 11 assists in 43 games this season and [...] Read More »

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  • Heavyweights Derrick Lewis, Travis Browne to meet in new Halifax UFC main event

    Heavyweights Derrick (The Black Beast) Lewis and Travis (Hapa) Browne will face off in the new main event of a televised UFC Fight Night card in Halifax next month. Former champion Junior Dos Santos, ranked fourth among heavyweight contenders, was originally set to meet No. 11 Stefan (Skyscraper) Struve in the main event Feb. 19 [...] Read More »

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