March 2nd, 2021

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Ridley gets nod from hockey world on milestone night

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 2nd, 2021 Medicine Hat Tigers Oasiz Wiesblatt and Brayden Boehm will forever be linked to one of the most incredible accomplishments in Western Hockey League history. The pair of rookie forwards both lit the lamp for the first time in their careers on Saturday night at Co-op Place, helping secure a 7-2 victory over the Red ... Read More »

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Tigers honour Bob Ridley with win over Rebels

By Ryan McCracken on February 27th, 2021

On a night celebrating the unparalleled accomplishments of broadcaster Bob Ridley, the Medicine Hat Tigers left nothing to chance. Cole Clayton set the stage for the evening to come with a goal and two assists in a four-goal first period, and the Tigers came away with a 7-2 victory. Eager to give Ridley something to ... Read More »

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Tigers come back to steal opener

By Ryan McCracken on February 26th, 2021

The Medicine Hat Tigers returned to the ice after a 353-day hiatus to steal a crazy comeback from the Red Deer Rebels on Friday night at Westerner Park Centrium. After falling into a 4-1 deficit early in the third, Corson Hopwo scored the first hat trick of his career to lead the Tigers all the ... Read More »

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Let’s take a trip back in time

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 26th, 2021 Let’s take a trip back in time. It’s 2020 – early March, before all the chaos took hold. COVID-19 is beginning to spread in North America, but optimism and excitement are still very much at the forefront in Medicine Hat as the hometown Tigers approach a home-and-home set with the Swift Current Broncos. Two ... Read More »

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On the road again: Bob Ridley back behind the wheel, but not on the bus

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 26th, 2021 A few years back, longtime Medicine Hat Tigers broadcaster Bob Ridley made the decision to stop driving the team bus to and from road games, but continued on behind the mic and now sits on the cusp of 4,000 games. But in order to reach that milestone, he’ll have to climb back behind the ... Read More »

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4000: A massive milestone

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 26th, 2021 The following story was written for publication in the March 13, 2020 edition of the Medicine Hat News, however the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the cancellation of last year’s WHL season, and with it Bob Ridley’s 4,000th game. Nearly a full year later, Ridley is once again knocking on the door of that milestone, now ... Read More »

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A day in the new life of a Tiger: WHLers face significantly different lifestyle in pandemic-shortened season

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 26th, 2021 Life in the Dub just ain’t the same as it used to be. With the COVID-19 pandemic still stuck between the spokes of sports organizations the planet over, the Western Hockey League has been forced to employ a number of varied methods in order to keep the game alive for its crop of hopeful ... Read More »

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Chyzowski to captain Tigers

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 25th, 2021 With 257 games of Western Hockey League experience under his belt, Ryan Chyzowski is set to lead the Medicine Hat Tigers into a season like no other. The 20-year-old centre was officially named captain of the Tigers on Wednesday, with his team’s 24-game season set to begin Friday in Red Deer. Fellow overagers Brett ... Read More »

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Tigers name leadership group

By Ryan McCracken on February 24th, 2021

The Medicine Hat Tigers have named their new captain. The team announced Wednesday morning that Ryan Chyzowski will serve as Medicine Hat’s captain for the Western Hockey League’s 24-game season. Cole Clayton and Brett will take on alternate roles, with Carson Hopwo and Lukas Svekjovsky rotating a third “A” for the team. Chyzowski steps into ... Read More »

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Wacey Hamilton calls it a career

By Medicine Hat News on February 24th, 2021

Former Medicine Hat Tigers captain Wacey Hamilton has decided to call it a career. The Utica Comets thanked Hamilton for his dedication to the AHL squad over six seasons in the city – including the past four as an alternate captain. “Thank you Wacey Hamilton for everything you brought to Utica over the past six ... Read More »

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