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Tigers outlast Rebels

By Ryan McCracken on December 19th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Tigers managed to swing the momentum in their favour entering the holiday break with a 5-3 victory over the Red Deer Rebels Saturday at the Canalta Centre. The victory marks Medicine Hat’s fourth in a row — coming after a five-game slide that followed a 10-game winning streak — ... Read More »

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WHL Roundup: Steel among cuts from Canadian world junior roster

By Ryan McCracken on December 17th, 2016

Medicine Hat News The Western Hockey League will have seven representatives wearing the maple leaf on their chest when the puck drops for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, but it’s who was left off the roster that seems to be garnering the most attention. Regina Pats forward Sam Steel is tied for the league ... Read More »

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Schneider back to his usual self

By Ryan McCracken on December 17th, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender Nick Schneider was hoping for the chance to shake off Tuesday’s frustrating performance, so when Friday’s game rolled into the final few minutes in a 3-3 stalemate, he was more than ready to answer the bell. Schneider was coming off his only seven-goal game of the season in Tuesday’s ... Read More »

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Tigers have fun giving teddy toss proceeds away

By Ryan McCracken on December 16th, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken It’s one thing to light the lamp and watch the teddy bears fly, but as Tigers forward Max Gerlach learned Thursday at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, it’s quite another to put them in the arms of smiling children. The 18-year-old sniper took the glory of this year’s teddy bear toss goal in Saturday’s ... Read More »

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Dahlstrom off to world junior tournament with Sweden

By Ryan McCracken on December 16th, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers will be down a man when they host the Kamloops Blazers tonight at 7:30 p.m., but with any luck John Dahlstrom will return in January with a medal around his neck and an extra jolt of confidence. The 19-year-old Swedish forward made the trip to Kingston, Ont., Wednesday to ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Foster your parent-coach relationship

By Medicine Hat News on December 16th, 2016

I was recently listening in on a teleconference discussing parents’ perceptions of their child in sport. The researcher, Dr. Louise Humbert, had just undertaken a study surrounding deselection, or more commonly known as cutting a player from a team. Dr. Humbert had some great ideas around sending letters home to parents to discuss how the ... Read More »

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Fischer not changing his style

By Ryan McCracken on December 15th, 2016

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCraken It was an error of judgment, a “bad read,” but Medicine Hat Tigers forward Zach Fischer has served his time and will not sway from his game. The 19-year-old grinder with a nose for the net was handed a five-game suspension after punching Everett Silvertips forward Matt Fonteyne on Dec. 2. While it ... Read More »

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Running out of ways to motivate

By Sean Rooney on December 15th, 2016

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney Another lopsided loss has the South East Athletic Club’s bantam AAA coach wondering if they should even be in the league. “They do work in practice, I have no issue with that,” said Cal Aasman following Wednesday’s 12-1 loss against the Lethbridge Golden Hawks at the Medicine Hat Arena. “When it comes to ... Read More »

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Mohawks, Kwahommies adopt Crescent Heights

By Medicine Hat News on December 15th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Hat High’s varsity boys opened what promises to be a bizarre Southern Alberta High School Basketball League season with a 101-85 win at Winston Churchill last Friday. According to the league website Bak Nyang had 24 points for the Mohawks, followed by 21 from Anfernee Houmphanh and 20 from Darin Parker. Isaac ... Read More »

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Marlins hit the pool in Calgary

By Medicine Hat News on December 14th, 2016

Medicine Hat News Alberta Marlin Aquatic Club swimmers continued to improve and wound up on the podium to boot at a meet this past weekend. At the University of Calgary, four of nine Marlins won medals at the Holiday Classic. Kaitlin Skrove, 11, was third in 100 metre individual medley. Ten-year-old Maria Pachan won bronze ... Read More »

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