January 21st, 2017

Local Sports

Rattlers lose in five sets

By Medicine Hat News on January 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat News Desperate for momentum to start the second semester, Medicine Hat College’s women’s volleyball team faced the one team they’ve beat —and lost. On Friday in Calgary, the Rattlers dropped a five-set heartbreaker to the Ambrose University Lions. After winning the first two sets 25-20 and 25-22, Medicine Hat dropped the final three ... Read More »

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Hat junior curlers 2-4

By Medicine Hat News on January 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat junior women’s curling rink skipped by McKenna Jones started slow but has picked up the pace at provincials this week. Jones, third Jessica Koch, second Krista Shortridge and lead Kirsten Krassman lost their first three at the Saville Centre in Edmonton but are now 2-4 with one game left ... Read More »

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‘I’m going back to Tim Hortons!’

By Ryan McCracken on January 7th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Michael Bullion may have spent his entire WHL career in his home country of America before being traded to the Medicine Hat Tigers last week, but he’s no stranger to Canadian comforts. The former Portland Winterhawks netminder was a little taken back when he received news that he would be packing his bags ... Read More »

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Coehoorn’s Corner: Witkowski has the drive to succeed

By Medicine Hat News on January 6th, 2017

In this edition of Coehoorn’s Corner, I would like to highlight another one of our amazing athletes; Kaeden Witkowski is a local speed skater who has a lot of determination and a plethora of talent to go with it! I love to brag about our Athlete Enhancement Program athletes, and Kaeden makes it very easy ... Read More »

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Blue line shored up with trade

By Ryan McCracken on January 6th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken With a key man down, the Medicine Hat Tigers opted to bolster their back end on Thursday by swapping a fifth-round bantam draft pick in 2017 for Saskatoon Blades defenceman Jordan Henderson. Medicine Hat lost star defenceman David Quenneville to a broken tibia after he blocked a shot with his leg in Tuesday’s ... Read More »

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Shorthanded Cubs outdueled at home

By Medicine Hat News on January 6th, 2017

Medicine Hat News The Coaldale Copperheads again showed the disparity between themselves and the Medicine Hat Cubs Thursday, taking full advantage of a short Cubs bench in a 7-2 win. The hosts at the Kinplex had only 13 skaters listed and were exhausted by the final, merciful whistle. Kayden Pickles faced 64 shots while Medicine ... Read More »

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Tigers’ Quenneville out for a month with broken leg

By Ryan McCracken on January 5th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers will be without star defenceman David Quenneville for the next four-to-six weeks. Quenneville fractured his tibia while blocking a shot in the first period of Tuesday’s 6-2 loss to the Regina Pats, but considering the amount of pain he’s likely dished out with his own slap shot, he’s trying ... Read More »

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FAME: Men have important role to play in gender equity for coaches

By Medicine Hat News on January 4th, 2017

Female athletes were excluded from the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 because its founder, Pierre de Coubertin, felt their participation would be inappropriate. Many things have changed since those first games 121 years ago. The 2016 Rio Olympic Games had both the highest ever number of women competitorsand the highest percentage, with womenmaking up ... Read More »

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Pats steamroll through Tigers

By Ryan McCracken on January 4th, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers could be licking their wounds for a while after Tuesday’s forgettable 6-2 loss to the Regina Pats at the Canalta Centre. The Tigers were overwhelmed early and often in the lopsided loss and never managed to dig in their heels against the CHL’s top-ranked squad. Making things worse, Medicine ... Read More »

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Providing support

By Ryan McCracken on January 2nd, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers rang in the new year with a new backup goaltender. The Tabbies executed a deal with the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday that kept all his players intact while bolstering the team’s net presence with 19-year-old netminder Michael Bullion. Tigers head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston says the decision ... Read More »

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