February 18th, 2019

Local Sports

Unstoppable: Søgaard blanks Silvertips

By Ryan McCracken on February 8th, 2019

Mads Søgaard was unstoppable on Friday night at Angel of the Winds Arena. The Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender turned away 41 shots to kick off his team’s three-game weekend with their third consecutive victory in a 1-0 nailbiter over the Everett Silvertips. The U.S. Division-leading Silvertips pushed the early pace and peppered Søgaard with 17 ... Read More »

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Speedskater Hathaway headed Red Deer

By Sean Rooney on February 8th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney The top speedskater from Medicine Hat lined up in a fun short track race, started around the first corner and went down, skidding into the pads at the Family Leisure Centre. More proof that Josh Hathaway was smart to switch to long track. The 19-year-old who moved to Calgary a few years ago ... Read More »

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Hat boxer Janick Lacroix to lead Alberta at Canada Winter Games

By Ryan McCracken on February 8th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken When Janick Lacroix was taken aside by officials at the Canada Winter Games staging camp in Red Deer last month, he feared the worst. The local boxer spent the past two years preparing for the opportunity to represent his province in the ring on the national stage, and that shot was finally within ... Read More »

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Tigers set for dash through U.S. Division

By medicinehatnews on February 8th, 2019

The Medicine Hat Tigers will be taking an express trip through the US Division this weekend. The Tigers kick things off Friday in Everett against the division-leading Silvertips before heading to Seattle to take on the Thunderbirds Saturday then closing out the gruelling stretch Sunday afternoon in Portland against Joachim Blichfeld and the Winterhawks. Medicine ... Read More »

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DeWolfe sets national bench press record – twice

By None on February 7th, 2019

Medicine Hat News Ally DeWolfe knew she could break a national record, but twice? Turns out the co-owner at Back Alley Fitness was more ready than even she thought. The 29-year-old set a Raw Powerlifting bench press record by clearing 85.5 kilograms at the Cast a Shadow event in Squamish, B.C. this past Saturday, then ... Read More »

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Moch team wins Senior Bonspiel

By Ryan McCracken on February 7th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Harvey Moch’s squad reigned supreme on Wednesday afternoon at Medicine Hat Curling Club. Moch’s team of Leon Moch, Robert Jensen and Keith Lutz swept its way to a 6-1 victory over Bing Sulz to clinch the Senior Bonspiel title with an undefeated run through the A Event bracket. “Everybody curled well and made ... Read More »

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Hat’s Lacroix adds Alberta Golden Gloves title to resume, gets ready for Canada Games

By Sean Rooney on February 7th, 2019

Medicine Hat News You can add an Alberta Golden Gloves title to the already long list of wins for Janick Lacroix. The Medicine Hat pugilist only needed one win Saturday in Calgary to earn the title, handling Nelson, B.C. fighter Elias Martinez in a youth open 81 kilogram bout. While other weight divisions had enough ... Read More »

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Rassell’s still got that touch

By Ryan McCracken on February 7th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken When Mark Rassell heard his former linemate had reached 100 career assists in the Western Hockey League, he couldn’t help but chime in. The former Medicine Hat Tigers captain scored the bulk of his 104 goals in the Gas City off passes from current captain James Hamblin, so when the team announced Hamblin’s ... Read More »

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Tigers spoil Makaj’s strong outing

By Ryan McCracken on February 6th, 2019

The Medicine Hat Tigers broke through a brick wall on Wednesday night at Western Financial Place. Ryan Jevne finished with four points while Tyler Preziuso and Ryan Chyzowski each added three of their own to spoil Jesse Makaj’s 45-save outing with a 6-3 victory over the Kootenay Ice. While Makaj held the Tigers off the ... Read More »

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FAME: Important to keep sports fun first and foremost

By None on February 6th, 2019

Recently, I had the incredible honour of attending the 2019 American Baseball Coaches Association’s annual convention in Dallas, Texas. Being surrounded by an overwhelming wealth of knowledge in over 6,600 coaches and presenters was surreal; many of them were from high levels of coaching in the MLB, minors and Division 1 college. One subject was ... Read More »

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