October 24th, 2020

Sports

Local Sports

  • Hoping for a place to call home

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Minor Softball Association is hoping for a place to call their own. The local softball organization has been a part of Medicine Hat since 1993, however president Michelle Campbell says they still don’t have an official home ball park. There are plans for a potential future home in the Brier Run area [...] Read More »

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  • Flyin’ high: Tigers forward Lukas Svejkovsky recalls airborne NHL draft experience

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Lukas Svejkovsky was 30,000 feet off the ground when the Pittsburgh Penguins came knocking – and not just due to elation. The 18-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers forward was on a flight to Team U.S.A.’s world junior evaluation camp in Plymouth, Mich., when the NHL’s entry draft’s second day kicked off. Hoping to see his [...] Read More »

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  • Cubs release schedule of 16 confirmed games

    After having the season cut short at the height of the Heritage Junior Hockey League post-season, a playoff atmosphere will be back in full force when junior B hockey returns in Alberta at the end of the month. The Medicine Hat Cubs released the first 16 confirmed games on its regular season schedule Wednesday evening, [...] Read More »

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  • Earning his moment: Local SAHA blueliner and Tigers prospect Josh Van Mulligen first Hatter to win AMBHL’s top defenceman award since 2007

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken It’s been a less-than-stellar year for most, but Medicine Hat Tigers prospect Josh Van Mulligen will always have fond memories of 2020. The 15-year-old defenceman put in a milestone season with the South East Athletic Club Tigers U15 AAA program – albeit one cut short by a global pandemic – then went on to [...] Read More »

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  • SEAC’s U15 AAA squad off to strong start in Alberta Elite Hockey League

    South East Athletic Club’s U15AAA Tigers are undefeated to start the 2020-21 Alberta Elite Hockey League season. After settling for a 3-3 tie with the Lethbridge Val Matteoti Golden Hawks on the road Saturday, the Tigers regrouped and pulled away with a 4-1 victory on Sunday at Hockey Hounds Arena. Noah Deroiun put the Tigers [...] Read More »

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National Sports

  • Buehler leads Dodgers over Rays 6-2 for 2-1 Series lead

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Walker Buehler was dominant for Los Angeles. Just like Orel Hershiser during the Dodgers’ last title run. Buehler struck out 10 in six innings in a pulsating performance, and Los Angeles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Friday night for a 2-1 World Series lead. Justin Turner homered in the first [...] Read More »

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  • QMJHL Roundup: Defenceman Nathan Larose leads Cape Breton over Halifax 5-3

    SYDNEY, N.S. – Defenceman Nathan Larose scored once and set up two more as the Cape Breton Eagles topped the Halifax Mooseheads 5-3 on Friday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Emile Hegarty-Aubin, Ryan Francis, Connor Trenholm and Felix Lafrance also found the back of the net for Cape Breton (3-4-0), which trailed 3-2 [...] Read More »

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  • Calgary Flames sign Russian defenceman Nikita Nesterov to one-year contract

    CALGARY – The Calgary Flames and Russian defenceman Nikita Nesterov have agreed to a one-year contract. The deal is worth US$700,000, the NHL club said Friday in a statement. The 27-year-old from Chelyabinsk scored seven goals and assisted on 16 in 53 KHL games last season with CSKA Moscow. Nesterov, five foot 11 and 200 [...] Read More »

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  • Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime advances to Cologne Championship semifinal

    COLOGNE, Germany – Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime has advanced to the semifinals of the Cologne Championship hardcourt tennis tournament. The fifth-seeded Auger-Aliassime beat Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 6-4 Friday to move on to his second final four in Cologne in as many weeks. The German city is hosting back-to-back ATP competitions that were added to the [...] Read More »

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  • Rested Montreal Impact looking to collect points with big finish to regular season

    MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact got some much-needed rest this week, but the time off wasn’t particularly exciting for coach Thierry Henry. Asked what he did with his days off, Henry had a very short answer. “Nothing,” he said on a video call Friday. The coach said he spent his time at home in Montreal [...] Read More »

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