April 28th, 2017

Local Sports

Game 7 Tigers-Hurricanes: Wong wins it in OT

By Sean Rooney on April 18th, 2017

Medicine Hat News In a back-and-forth series, did you expect anything less than a back-and-forth Game 7? The Lethbridge Hurricanes beat the Medicine Hat Tigers 5-4 Tuesday in front of a near-sellout crowd of 5,556 at Canalta Centre, advancing to the WHL’s Eastern Conference finals with 4-3 series victory. Tyler Wong’s shorthanded goal three minutes ... Read More »

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Sun Devils drop opener

By Medicine Hat News on April 18th, 2017

Medicine Hat News For 20 minutes the Medicine Hat Sun Devils kept up the pace in their season-opener. Alas, there were another 40 minutes to go in Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League junior B contest. At Lethbridge, the host Barracudas wound up 16-9 winners. Medicine Hat led 7-5 after the first period but couldn’t maintain ... Read More »

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Power play unit needs to be firing

By Ryan McCracken on April 18th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Get a chance, get it back. That’s Joe Frazer’s power play mantra, and it’s effective simplicity has been paying dividends for the Medicine Hat Tigers. “When we have the puck we’ve just got to execute the game plan,” said Frazer. “The main thing is we’ve got to get the puck back. So we ... Read More »

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Game 7 always special

By Sean Rooney on April 18th, 2017

Edit: Medicine Hat’s Game 7 record has been corrected here from the originally published story. srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Steven Owre will never forget his last Game 7. Three years ago, the Medicine Hat Tigers forward scored his team’s first goal on home ice en route to a 3-1 win over the Kootenay Ice. The fact he ... Read More »

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Big games at the right time

By Sean Rooney on April 18th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Keep calm and finish strong was the perfect mantra for Medicine Hat’s Mike Christman this past week. The 44-year-old five-pin bowler won the Alberta men’s singles title, topping a field of 15 in Grande Prairie by throwing his best game last in qualifying, then upending the defending provincial champ in playoffs. “I’m still ... Read More »

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Round second at provincials

By Medicine Hat News on April 18th, 2017

Medicine Hat News It was a tremendous finish for Medicine Hat gymnast Hannah Round at provincials 10 days ago in Fort McMurray. Round, 12, took second place in Level 6 floor exercise with a score of 9.450, parlaying that into a silver medal in the all-around for her age group as well. Her other scores ... Read More »

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Going the distance: Tigers force Game 7 with road win Sunday

By Medicine Hat News on April 17th, 2017

Dale Woodard Alberta Newspaper Group LETHBRIDGE This series is now a best-of-one. Facing elimination, the Medicine Hat Tigers downed the Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-2 during Game 6 of the teams’ WHL Eastern Conference semifinal Sunday night at the Enmax Centre. With the win, the Tigers stay alive and bring Game 7 back to their Canalta Centre ... Read More »

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Tip of the cap a big deal to Tigers

By Ryan McCracken on April 17th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Sixteen hats. That’s the playoff plan. For years the Medicine Hat Tigers have kept a simple but effective playoff tradition alive behind their dressing room doors. At the end of every victory, the coaching staff picks the evening’s most deserving player to add a one-of-a-kind playoff hat to their stall. “We’ll write the ... Read More »

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Rockets, Winterhawks series gets fiesty over past two contests

By Medicine Hat News on April 15th, 2017

Medicine Hat News If the Kelowna Rockets managed to dispatch the Portland Winterhawks Friday —they led the series 3-1 but Game 5 wasn’t finished by press time —they’ll probably be glad it’s over. Injuries and suspensions marred the two games in Portland this week, with the WHL handing out seven games’ worth of suspensions and ... Read More »

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Displaced junior lacrosse team gets ready to start season on the road

By Sean Rooney on April 15th, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney How the junior B Sun Devils lacrosse team adapts to change will be a major factor in how they fare early on. With their usual home at the Kinplex under renovations until at least May, plus lots of new faces both on the bench and behind it, this weekend’s season opener in Lethbridge ... Read More »

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