August 14th, 2020

Local Sports

Summer of success: Local golfer wins trio of titles

By Medicine Hat News on August 13th, 2020

Jean Nitchke clinched a triple crown over the weekend at Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club. The local golfer shot an 83-86-169 to win the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club senior ladies’ title for her third golf championship of the season. The big weekend followed up a victory at the Connaught Golf Club championship, ... Read More »

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Cubs officially a go for 24-game HJHL season

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 12th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Cubs are all in on the 2020-21 Heritage Junior Hockey League season. Just four days after electing a new board, the local junior B squad rescinded its June decision to withdraw from the upcoming season in a meeting with the league on Monday night. Newly elected Cubs president Troy Sandau says ... Read More »

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Hieb drains hole in one six weeks after sinking albatross

By Medicine Hat News on August 11th, 2020

Troy Hieb was at it again on Aug. 1 at Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club. Less than six weeks after achieving an albatross on the course’s 17th hole, Hieb stepped to the tee on the par-3 Hole 7 and drained a 144-yard hole-in-one drive using a wedge. Local courses are encouraged to send their ... Read More »

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Cubs appoint head scout Troy Sandau to serve as president

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 11th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Cubs head scout Troy Sandau will be adding president to his duties with the local junior B hockey team. Sandau was appointed by the new eight-member board to serve as president at its first meeting – which was held online via Zoom on Sunday evening. One of the new board’s first tasks ... Read More »

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Kurtz wins MHGCC championship

By Medicine Hat News on August 11th, 2020

Mitch Kurtz took home the Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club championship this weekend, following up a 71 Saturday with a 69 Sunday to best the field by nine strokes. Darren Kruger followed Kurtz’s 140 with a 77-72-149 for the second low gross. Becky Martin clinched the ladies’ championship with an 85-80-165 – edging out ... Read More »

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Cubs now aiming to play

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 8th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Cubs shifted focus to the future at Thursday night’s annual general meeting – electing an almost entirely new board and signaling a desire to remain in the Heritage Junior Hockey League for the 2020-21 season. Back in June, the Cubs announced they would not be icing a team for the upcoming ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Happy had it wrong, it’s all in the feet

By Alex Graham on August 7th, 2020

What is the most under-rated part of your body? Something so fundamental to movement quality, performance, and health, but is often over-looked and under-trained. Happy Gilmore had it wrong (if you don’t get this reference please go watch the movie), it’s not the hips, it’s all in the feet! Believe it or not, absolutely every ... Read More »

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WHL pushes back targeted start date to Dec. 4

By Medicine Hat News on August 7th, 2020

The Western Hockey League has revised the targeted start date in its return-to-play protocol, pushing back its projected opening day from Oct. 2 to Dec. 4. The league made the announcement in a Thursday press release, one day after the Ontario Hockey League announced it was aiming for a Dec. 2 start to its 2020-21 ... Read More »

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YouTube stickhandling star Pavel Barber leading hockey camp in Redcliff

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on August 7th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Young hockey players from around Southeastern Alberta have been adding a bit of flair to their game at this week’s Performance Edge Hockey Development camp, hosted by YouTube stickhandling sensation Pavel Barber at Redcliff’s Rec-Tangle Arena. Barber – who has 225,000 subscribers and millions of views on his YouTube channel – says the camp ... Read More »

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Aerial motorsports stunt show Octane Addictions cancelled

By Medicine Hat News on August 7th, 2020

Aerial motorsports stunt show Octane Addictions will not be taking place at the Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede grounds later this month. The Stampede announced the cancellation of the event – which was scheduled for Aug. 28 – in a Thursday release. The release added no alternate dates for the event will be announced and ... Read More »

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