September 24th, 2017

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Bigger, faster, stronger

By Ryan McCracken on September 24th, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers will be sporting an extra hundred pounds of muscle this season, and we’re not talking about a new player. When the Tabbies left the ice at the Canalta Centre following the heartbreaking Game 73 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings and set their sights to the off-season, they lined ... Read More »

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Joining the fold

By Ryan McCracken on September 24th, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Bobby Fox didn’t get into coaching by design. In fact, coaching kind of fell into his lap. Fox was on the ice as a senior hockey player 13 years ago when opportunity knocked in the form of his first coaching gig — a role behind the bench of the Calgary Royals bantam AAA ... Read More »

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Turn the page

By Ryan McCracken on September 24th, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers had a man behind the curtain last season. A 72-game WHL season can prove grueling for both the bodies and minds of the league’s 16-to-20-year-old players. When the Tabbies found themselves in a tailspin through a dark cloud of trade demands, injuries, sickness and losing streaks, the Tigers turned ... Read More »

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Tigers get a fresh start

By Ryan McCracken on September 23rd, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The day has finally arrived. After their longest off-season in more than a decade, the Medicine Hat Tigers are set to drop the puck on the 2016-17 WHL season with a clean slate and a positive outlook. “It’s an exciting time of the year. We get to get back after it, after last ... Read More »

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Plenty of front-office change as WHL season begins anew

By Medicine Hat News on September 23rd, 2016

Perry Bergson Brandon Sun The Western Hockey League kicks off its 51st season on Friday with nine games after an off-season that featured some substantial change. In a conference call with media from across the league on Wednesday afternoon, WHL president Ron Robison said one of the biggest is the departure of some of the ... Read More »

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Biking event raises funds for Africa

By Mo Cranker on September 23rd, 2016

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Medicine Hat’s Canadian Humanitarian Organization is holding its first ever Test of Humanity bike race in support of students in Africa this Saturday in the hills of Redcliff. While the event is for people of all ages, event co-ordinator Deborah Northcott said it is a competitive race with prizes given for the best ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Sit down, take a deep breath

By Medicine Hat News on September 23rd, 2016

What is the one thing that our life is centered around, regardless of age, nationality, religion, or any other factor? The one thing that is the only thing that starts and maintains life? OK, maybe not the only thing, but definitely one of only a few things. Did you guess breathing? Well then you are ... Read More »

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Slice of the Game: Getting ready for tournament play means not changing your swing

By Medicine Hat News on September 22nd, 2016

Every September, much of my time is spent working with the rookies on the Medicine Hat College Rattlers golf teams. What exactly are we working on and would it be beneficial to you? I teach them how to properly prepare for a tournament, which is a skill many players lack. Once you have a solid ... Read More »

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Hard work pays off for MacPherson

By Ryan McCracken on September 22nd, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Dylan MacPherson didn’t take the easy route to major junior hockey. The 18-year-old Redcliff native served a three-year tenure with the Southeast Athletic Club Tigers during a difficult chapter in the program’s history. Despite watching several teammates take the call to play elsewhere, such as the Alberta Junior Hockey League, MacPherson stuck around, ... Read More »

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Racquet fans faring well at pickleball

By Medicine Hat News on September 21st, 2016

Medicine Hat News Already successful tennis players, the Medicine Hat duo of Trevor Riddell and Cory Streifel are showing they’re pretty good at the sport’s close cousin, pickleball. Riddell and Streifel were among a handful of Hat players in Okotoks for a tournament this past weekend, going 5-1 to claim top spot in their men’s ... Read More »

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