April 20th, 2018

Local Sports

Shaw signs deal with AHL’s Iowa Wild, looks to get in the lineup after injury

By Ryan McCracken on April 7th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers centre Mason Shaw took another big step toward a professional hockey career Friday by signing an amateur tryout agreement with the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild. The 97th overall Minnesota Wild draft pick missed all 72 games of the Western Hockey League’s regular season and the first round of the ... Read More »

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Shaw signs ATO with Iowa Wild

By Ryan McCracken on April 6th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers centre Mason Shaw took another big step toward a professional hockey career Friday by signing an amateur tryout agreement with the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild. The 97th overall Minnesota Wild draft pick missed all 72 games of the Western Hockey League’s regular season and the first round of the ... Read More »

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Quenneville signs pro deal

By Ryan McCracken on April 6th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken David Quenneville will continue his season as a different type of Tiger. The 20-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers blueliner signed his name on a three-year entry-level contract with the New York Islanders Thursday and intends to report to their American Hockey League affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday. “It’s really exciting. It’s probably the ... Read More »

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Rodeo ready to bring lots of energy

By Sean Rooney on April 6th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Alex Hanson remembers her first time competing at a pro rodeo. It was in her hometown, and she was a nervous wreck. But when the Medicine Hat cowgirl and her horse, Pepper, line up for their barrel racing run Saturday? They have one little request of fans heading to the Broncs and Honky ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Dedication, athleticism serve to inspire those who work with athletes

By Sean Rooney on April 6th, 2018

As a strength and conditioning coach, there is an expectation that you inspire athletes. This inspiration doesn’t come from your own personal achievements, but how you stoke the fire within each athlete, motivating them to find their own inspiration. But every once and a while you get to be a part of something special and ... Read More »

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Rassell, Quenneville split MVP

By Ryan McCracken on April 5th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Mark Rassell and David Quenneville spent their season wreaking havoc on opposing WHL defences, so it was only fitting to see them share the glory at the Medicine Hat Tigers’ annual awards banquet. After starting their careers together in the final season at The Arena and moving on to become the first forward-defenceman ... Read More »

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Slice of the Game: Excited for golf season to begin

By Sean Rooney on April 5th, 2018

It is crazy to think about, but this is my 13th season as a columnist. For reasons I will likely touch on in a future column, I can honestly say this is the most excited I have been about a new season in a handful of years. At times it feels like the 2018 season ... Read More »

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Local official honoured by Boxing Canada

By Sean Rooney on April 4th, 2018

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Some people, you can’t keep out of the ring. Count Wade Peterson among them. The Medicine Hat Boxing Club coach was named Boxing Canada’s official of the year this past weekend in Edmonton, and it seems he’s setting up to have an international career if he keeps at it. “I can retire in ... Read More »

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Provincial 5-pin titles earned

By Sean Rooney on April 4th, 2018

Medicine Hat News No hometown bowlers wound up on the top of the podium at the Alberta 5-pin Open Bowling Championships, but there was a zone representative who came pretty close to earning a spot at nationals. At Medicine Hat’s Panorama Lanes this past weekend, Lethbridge’s Dianne Violini, competing in her 50th provincial tournament, was ... Read More »

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FAME: Physical literacy needs to be a top priority

By Sean Rooney on April 4th, 2018

British professor Margaret Whitehead said in a 2014 paper that “physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.” Learning to move our bodies is just as important as learning to read and write. As infants we learn ... Read More »

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