April 20th, 2018

Local Sports

Local skier off to Iceland

By Mo Cranker on April 17th, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Grant McLeod has been cross-country skiing for more than 40 years — and he’s still going strong. The 72-year-old Medicine Hatter spends parts of every year travelling around the world competing in long and short cross-country ski races. “It actually all started in the ’70s,” he said. “A coworker back in the day ... Read More »

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Chyzowski cracks NHL’s top 100 NA prospect rankings

By None on April 17th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Tigers have one of the top-100 North American draft eligible skaters on their roster, according to the latest National Hockey League draft rankings. Tabbies forward Ryan Chyzowski is ranked 95th overall in the draft rankings, and he is the 18th player from the Western Hockey League on the list. ... Read More »

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Dawgs dazzle at Mega tourney

By Ryan McCracken on April 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Notre Dame Academy Dawgs defended home court with impressive results at the weekend’s Colts/Dawgs Mega Badminton Tournament, which welcomes schools from across the province. The Dawgs took home top spot in five of 15 categories to earn the title of aggregate champions at the event. Notre Dame’s Kailey Duscherer and Libby ... Read More »

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Sun Devils split opening weekend

By Ryan McCracken on April 16th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Aidan McLean and Isaac Loran had an opening weekend to remember. The pair of Medicine Hat Sun Devils combined for 20 points to lead their team into the win column with an 18-8 blowout of the Calgary Sabrecats Sunday after opening the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League junior B Tier 2 season with ... 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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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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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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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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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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