February 18th, 2019

Local Sports

Tigers power play coming alive in February

By Ryan McCracken on February 15th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The simplest approach is often the most effective. Medicine Hat Tigers centre Logan Christensen says this Occam’s Razor-style mindset has been a driving factor behind his team’s drastic shift in power play production from January to February, and there’s no time like the stretch to start heating up on the man advantage. “I think ... Read More »

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Segall Says: Coaches deserve your respect

By KRISTINA SEGALL on February 15th, 2019

Coaching. Not an easy job to do. And like most volunteer positions coaches are doing it out of the goodness of their heart, to help athletes develop their skills and a love for the game. Even community coaches who are fortunate enough to get paid often get pennies when they break down how many hours ... Read More »

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Uncle Gary: Haden making the most of opportunity with Blades

By Ryan McCracken on February 15th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The has no nieces or nephews, but he’s still Uncle Gary to the city of Saskatoon. Gary Haden was traded from the Medicine Hat Tigers to the Saskatoon Blades on Oct. 25, and it only took a few months before a catchy nickname took hold. “Our media guy was having some fun with me ... Read More »

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Cubs sweep opening round

By Ryan McCracken on February 15th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Travelodge Cubs are moving on. Tristan Stensrud scored twice and Brett Vanderveer logged 34 saves to punch Medicine Hat’s ticket to the Heritage Junior Hockey League’s second round with a series-clinching 5-2 victory over the Strathmore Wheatland Kings on Thursday night at the Kinplex. “It’s a playoff push and you pull ... Read More »

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Hatters play hearts out at Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games

By Medicine Hat News on February 14th, 2019

Tyler Scott led a group of five bowlers from Medicine Hat by clinching a silver medal at the Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games over the weekend in Calgary. Hat coach Del Grimm says the message from the organizing committee was that ‘Victory is in having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won.’ ... Read More »

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Gerlach shines against former team

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 14th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Max Gerlach looked right at home on Wednesday night at the Canalta Centre. The former Medicine Hat Tigers sniper netted a pair of goals to power the Saskatoon Blades to a 6-3 victory over his old squad in what could be his final Western Hockey League game in the Gas City. “It was a ... Read More »

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Cubs excited ahead of Game 2

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 14th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken There’s no time like the playoffs to start bringing your best to the ice. Medicine Hat Travelodge Cubs goaltender Brett Vanderveer has been a pivotal factor in his team’s Heritage Junior Hockey League success this season, but that hot play seemed to reach a boiling point with a 31-save shutout performance in Tuesday’s 2-0 ... Read More »

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Gerlach right at home in win over Tigers

By Ryan McCracken on February 13th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Max Gerlach looked right at home on Wednesday night at the Canalta Centre. The former Medicine Hat Tigers sniper netted a pair of goals to power the Saskatoon Blades to a 6-3 victory over his old squad in what could be his final Western Hockey League game in the Gas City. Medicine Hat took ... Read More »

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Cubs win first game of playoffs

By Medicine Hat News on February 13th, 2019

Brett Vanderveer had a pretty great birthday Tuesday night. The Medicine Hat Cubs goaltender stopped all 31 shots fired his way as the junior B team beat the Wheatland Kings 2-0 on the road in Strathmore, taking the opening game of their best-of-three Heritage League playoff series. The Cubs got goals from Noah Irvine and ... Read More »

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Hens off to provincials

By Medicine Hat News on February 13th, 2019

They’ve had a great season but the Medicine Hat Mud Hens knew it could all come crashing down if they didn’t focus for provincial playdowns in Calgary this past weekend. Don’t worry, they did just fine. The under-16 ringette team dominated at the mini-tournament in Calgary, advancing to provincials with three straight victories. “We had ... Read More »

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