January 21st, 2017

Local Sports

Families shine at Renato Franchetto tennis tournament

By Ryan McCracken on January 2nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News Families were at the forefront this weekend at the annual Renato Franchetto Memorial Doubles Classic. The mixed doubles event hosted by the Medicine Hat Tennis Club inside the Cypress Centre Fieldhouse featured 18 teams across three courts, and it seemed family bonds brought about the most success. Calvin and Tracy Heller left ... Read More »

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‘Canes top Tigers 9-7 in barn burner at Canalta Centre

By Ryan McCracken on December 31st, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken A pair of streaks came to an end for the Medicine Hat Tigers Friday night at the Canalta Centre. A sloppy second period allowed the Lethbridge Hurricanes to mount a commanding lead and escape to a 9-7 victory. The loss snuffed out Medicine Hat’s six-game winning streak, but it was also the first ... Read More »

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Tennis lovers escape the cold at Renato Franchetto Classic mixed doubles tournament

By Ryan McCracken on December 31st, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken It may not be tennis weather outside, but inside the Cypress Centre fieldhouse 18 teams of mixed doubles are taking advantage of some time off at the annual Renato Franchetto Classic. “It’s great, we’ve got 36 people out which is pretty good for the middle of winter,” said Medicine Hat Tennis Club president ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Sport nutrition resolutions for the teenage athlete

By Ryan McCracken on December 30th, 2016

Goal setting is something athletes do on a regular basis. Whether it is a training goal, a performance goal or a mental focus goal, athletes often set small goals to help advance them within their sport. In ASDC one of the areas that I support is helping teenage athletes set sport nutrition goals. With the ... Read More »

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Tigers out for redemption against Hurricanes

By Ryan McCracken on December 30th, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers haven’t lost since Dec. 9 when they dropped a 3-2 contest to the Lethbridge Hurricanes at the Enmax Centre, and tonight they’ll have a shot at redemption with a seventh straight win on the line. The Tigers have gone 16-5-0-0 in their last 21 contests, with all five of ... Read More »

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Out to prove them wrong

By Ryan McCracken on December 29th, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken John Dahlstrom got something worse than coal in his stocking for Christmas, but he’s not going to let it ruin the new year. The 19-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers winger was the final cut from Sweden’s IIHF World Junior Championship roster — news that broke to him on Christmas morning, just a day before ... Read More »

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Tigers take sixth straight

By Ryan McCracken on December 29th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Tigers extended their winning streak to six games Wednesday in Calgary with a 3-2 victory over the Hitmen. Gary Haden and Zach Fischer scored less than two minutes apart to start the pace midway through the first period. Tigers defenceman David Quenneville potted his 20th goal of the season ... Read More »

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Shaw helps turn the tide

By Ryan McCracken on December 28th, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Mason Shaw has been known to step up and turn the tides when the Medicine Hat Tigers have needed him most this season, but the WHL assists leader took on a different role to shift the momentum in Tuesday’s 5-4 shootout victory over the Calgary Hitmen at the Canalta Centre. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound ... Read More »

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Ringette teams play to a draw

By Medicine Hat News on December 28th, 2016

Medicine Hat News There was only one game to report from local ringette ranks in the past week, and nobody even won it. That’s not to say last Wednesday’s 4-4 tie between the Chaos and Monsters under-10 teams wasn’t exciting however. Showing the parity within the city, the Chaos got goals from Kennedy Kleinknecht, Sadie ... Read More »

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Yuletide Spiel brings together all sorts of curlers

By Sean Rooney on December 28th, 2016

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney From eight to 88, the casual to the serious, the Yuletide Spiel at the Medicine Hat Curling Club is a sporting holiday smorgasbord. On one sheet, there’s a team of juniors getting some extra ends in prior to playdowns next month in Calgary. A few sheets over a family plays together, having a ... Read More »

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