April 20th, 2018

Local Sports

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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Junior Devils getting started

By Sean Rooney on April 11th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Hockey sticks were nowhere to be seen at the Kinplex, replaced en masse by lacrosse sticks. Kids passed back and forth outside the front door, practices rotated players from multiple teams on and off the concrete playing surfaces inside and everybody seemed ready for a new season to begin. For the junior B ... Read More »

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Charity event set for April 21 at FLC to benefit Humboldt

By Sean Rooney on April 10th, 2018

Medicine Hat News A charity event for the Humboldt Broncos will take place at the Family Leisure Centre Saturday, April 21, yet another way Hatters are banding together in the wake of the tragedy that befell the junior hockey team this past Friday. Nick Kush’s family is organizing the event, which will include a free ... Read More »

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Sage cruises to spot in the final

By Sean Rooney on April 10th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Sage Watson is right where she needs to be — in the final of another major track and field event. In Australia Tuesday, the Seven Persons sprinter finished third in her 400 metre hurdles heat at the Commonwealth Games to earn a spot in Thursday’s final. Her time was 55.43 seconds, though ... Read More »

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Broncos teammates Kruger, Wilkie go to help in Humboldt

By Sean Rooney on April 10th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney As soon as he heard the horrifying news out of Humboldt, Darren Kruger called his lifelong friend Bob Wilkie. “‘We’ve got to go,'” Kruger remembers saying. “‘We’ve got to go and help in any way we can.'” Three days later they drove past the site where a semi-trailer hit the Broncos’ bus, resulting ... Read More »

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Tigers hoping for the best

By Ryan McCracken on April 9th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers draft pick Layne Matechuk suffered severe head and body injuries when his Humboldt Broncos’ team bus was struck by a semi-trailer Friday evening while on the way to Game 5 in their Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League series against the Nipawin Hawks. Fifteen were killed as a result of the collision ... Read More »

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Locals shine at spring rodeo

By Ryan McCracken on April 9th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Trent Tunke seized the chance to shine in front of a home crowd to kick off his team roping season on Sunday at the Cypress Centre. The Medicine Hat product took second place in the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Broncs and Honky Tonks indoor spring rodeo team roping event alongside new partner ... Read More »

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Quenneville signs ATO with Bridgeport

By Ryan McCracken on April 9th, 2018

Medicine Hat News David Quenneville could make his American HockeyLeague debut as early as Friday. The 19-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Sunday after landing a three-year entry-level contract with the New York Islanders earlier in the week and could join the lineup for Friday’s road ... Read More »

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Humboldt defenceman and Tigers draft pick Matechuk in serious but stable condition

By Ryan McCracken on April 7th, 2018

Medicine Hat News Humboldt Broncos defenceman and Medicine Hat Tigers draft pick Layne Matechuk is in a coma with severe head and body injuries sustained in a bus collision with his team last night. Mark Melnychuk of the Regina Leader-Post reported Saturday afternoon that Matechuk is in serious but stable condition after his team bus ... Read More »

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It’s heating up

By Sean Rooney on April 7th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney You might say they were still getting warmed up at the Cypress Centre Friday, as the first performance of the annual Broncs and Honky Tonks Indoor Spring Rodeo saw a handful of good times and scores but nothing that looks unbeatable with two more shows to go. “It’s always nice to do good ... Read More »

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