January 19th, 2018

Local Sports

Rattlers volleyball teams aim to snap two-game skids

By Ryan McCracken on January 5th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat College Rattlers men’s volleyball team will aim to snap a two-game losing skid when they return to the court for tonight’s 8 p.m. matchup against the Trojans at SAIT College. The Rattlers (9-3) can tie the Trojans (10-2) for the top of the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference South Division ... Read More »

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Tigers’ Haden gets a boost from personal cheering section

By Ryan McCracken on January 5th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Whenever Gary Haden suits up to take on the Calgary Hitmen at the Scotiabank Saddledome, he knows he’ll have his own cheering section in the building. But when he stepped out onto the ice prior to Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime loss in Calgary, he was greeted by nearly 100 friends, family members and former ... Read More »

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Rassell focused on having fun amid five-game point streak

By Ryan McCracken on January 5th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken It should come as little surprise that Mark Rassell is at his best with a smile on his face. The 20-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers captain — known for his upbeat attitude and lighthearted post-game interviews — says he allowed frustration to enter his game last month. But ever since sitting down with team ... Read More »

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Coehoorn’s Corner: Success is a way of life

By Ryan McCracken on January 5th, 2018

Happy New Year from the Alberta Sport Development Centre at Medicine Hat College. A New Year brings about feelings of anticipation and hope. It is usually a time when people set goals for themselves and look to make changes for the positive. This applies to athletes as well. The New Year is a time when ... Read More »

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January adversity returns

By Ryan McCracken on January 5th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers are no strangers to January adversity, and they got another dose Monday with the loss of two-way defenceman Linus Nassen. Nassen fractured the radial bone in his left forearm after taking a hit into the boards near the end of Monday’s 5-4 overtime win against the Kootenay Ice in ... Read More »

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Williams nearing a return

By Ryan McCracken on January 4th, 2018

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Injuries have plagued the Medicine Hat Tigers since the pre-season, but they’ll get a boost in the coming days with the return of rookie forward Josh Williams. The 16-year-old Langley product suffered a broken collarbone while competing with Team Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in early November, but the fifth overall ... Read More »

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Uncle and nephew combo thrive in the boxing ring

By Ryan McCracken on January 4th, 2018

Medicine Hat News The uncle and nephew combo of Jamie and Tristan Deveau battled to a pair of decisive victories in the boxing ring while representing the Medicine Hat Boxing Club at the Deerfoot Casino in Calgary last weekend. Tristan fought his way to a first-round stoppage after landing a heavy right hand on Oscar ... Read More »

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Tigers fall to Hitmen in overtime

By Ryan McCracken on January 3rd, 2018

The Medicine Hat Tigers fell just short of a third straight overtime victory in a back-and-forth battle on Wednesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Hitmen winger Riley Stotts broke a 3-3 stalemate 47 seconds into overtime to give Calgary a 4-3 win despite trailing for the better part of 60 minutes. While the Hitmen carried ... Read More »

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Mission take home gold at Sherwood Park tourney

By Scott Schmidt on January 3rd, 2018

Medicine Hat News The U16 Medicine Hat Mission ringette team took home the gold medal over the weekend at a tournament in Sherwood Park. The Sherwood Park Platinum Ring took place Dec. 28-30, with the Mission tallying a record of three wins against one tie, en route to top spot. Mik Claypool started the tourney ... Read More »

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The Snake’s in rattler country

By Mo Cranker on January 3rd, 2018

mcranker@medicinehatnews.com @MHNmocranker Being on the road, putting on shows, signing autographs and interacting with fans is all Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts has known for the past 40 years. For the next couple weeks, Roberts will be joining the Canadian Wrestling Elite for a 21-show tour across Canada and the group will be in Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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