November 21st, 2019

Local Sports

SEAC soaking up tournament experience

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on November 16th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The South East Athletic Club Tigers are soaking it all in as hosts of the 47th annual Hockey Hounds Major Bantam Hockey Tournament. On top of allowing SEAC’s players to compete in front of dozens of Western Hockey League scouts on home ice, the tournament’s round robin has also been giving the group some ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Controlling emotion can help set you up for success on and off the field

By Courtney Marchesin on November 15th, 2019

This article is not here to talk about whether or not I agree or disagree with what he said, but I feel that Don Cherry’s words and termination this week highlight an important fact. You’re probably aware about his comments regarding poppies and the fallout regarding immigrants. There’s no need to repeat it here. What ... Read More »

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Plenty of players to watch this weekend

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on November 15th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Hockey Hounds Major Bantam Hockey Tournament returns to Medicine Hat this weekend for a 47th consecutive showcase of Western Canada’s top upcoming talent. The tournament consistently draws the eyes of scouts from across the Western Hockey League and often features a grocery list of prospects who go on to hear their names called ... Read More »

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Pair of Hat football players named all-stars

By Medicine Hat News on November 15th, 2019

Two Medicine Hat football players were singled out as all-stars, albeit four months after the competition they were judged to have stood out in. Offensive lineman Xavier Bueckert and defensive back Abdul Kiawen were named to the 40-man under-16 West All-Star Team Thursday, following their participation in the Under-16 Western Challenge in Kamloops way back ... Read More »

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Host team focused on themselves: Tigers begin play at Hockey Hounds tourney tonight

By Medicine Hat News on November 14th, 2019

As they helped with the ice crew at last week’s World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, members of the South East Athletic Club’s bantam AAA team inevitably saw the scouts in the stands, looking for future stars of the game. With their hometown 16-team tournament set to start tonight there won’t be as many people taking notes, ... Read More »

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Ringette: First games go well overall for Blackout

By Medicine Hat News on November 13th, 2019

For a first time out, the under-12 Medicine Hat Blackout ringette team did pretty well. Playing their first competitive games of the season, the Hat squad went 2-2 at the Airdrie Ring of Fire Tournament, claiming victories in their first and final matchups of the weekend. They began with a 7-1 win over Beaumont Rush ... Read More »

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Suchy eclipses all-time conference digs record as team wins fourth straight

By Medicine Hat News on November 13th, 2019

Almost a year to the day she became Medicine Hat College’s all-time digs leader, women’s volleyball player Shaya Suchy rose to the top of her conference’s record books. The Rattlers announced on their social media accounts Saturday night that the fifth-year libero had passed Brooke Peterson – whose career at Briercrest ended in 2014 – ... Read More »

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Minor hockey: Midget girls team with Hat players golden

By Medicine Hat News on November 13th, 2019

A handful of Medicine Hat-area girls helped the Southern Express midget hockey team to a tournament win in Regina this past weekend. Goaltender Hayley Whelen and sisters Brookelyn, Madison and Kennedy King from the Gas City, Irvine netminder Devyn Amundson and Duchess’ Kendal Pierson are among the regional representation on the elite-level squad this season, ... Read More »

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Pythons downed in semifinal

By Medicine Hat News on November 13th, 2019

The Parkside Pythons were a score away from playing in a provincial final. On Saturday at the Methanex Bowl, the local bantam football team fell 21-20 to the Stettler Cougars in a Tier 2 semifinal matchup. The Pythons had advanced by beating the Medicine Hat Hawks 48-31 on Nov. 2, while Stettler beat Sylvan Lake ... Read More »

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Cubs win two on the road

By Medicine Hat News on November 13th, 2019

The Medicine Hat Cubs earned a pair of road victories this past weekend, doing what they needed to against teams below them in the Heritage Junior B Hockey League standings. At Ponoka Saturday, the Cubs outshot the Stampeders 41-34 but needed third-period goals from Spencer Chapman and Mason Fischer to break a 2-2 tie and ... Read More »

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