March 26th, 2019

Sports

Local Sports

  • Producing against their former teams

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Any goal is sweet, but netting one against your former team while making playoff history for your new franchise? Josh Williams knows how it feels. The former Medicine Hat Tigers winger – traded for Brett Kemp at the Western Hockey League’s trade deadline – became the first member of the Edmonton Oil Kings to [...] Read More »

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  • Minor hockey: Wildcats ascend to top of peewee girls ranks with impressive gold medal win

    This time around, Medicine Hat Wildcats finished their season undeniably the best peewee girls hockey team in the province. A year after losing the peewee B final on home ice – in overtime, no less – the Wildcats left no doubt in a 6-1 win over Red Deer Sunday. At Olds – fittingly the city [...] Read More »

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  • Tigers earn crucial split in Edmonton

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oil Kings shook off their first loss since Feb. 15 and rallied back to split the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference quarter-final series with the Medicine Hat Tigers at a game apiece following a 4-3 victory in Game 2 on Sunday at Rogers Place. The win comes after Hat goaltender [...] Read More »

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  • Rookie Sillinger shines in WHL playoff debut

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken EDMONTON — It’s a bittersweet turnaround. That’s life for Cole Sillinger. The 15-year-old winger had his hopes of winning a midget championship with the Regina Pat Canadiens dashed following a series-deciding Game 5 loss to the Notre Dame Hounds in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League semifinal — but with that heartache came a [...] Read More »

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  • Colton Boxell pumped about MMA nationals in April

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Colton Boxell is ready to fight for the top of the nation. The local mixed martial artist will be returning to the octagon at the Canadian National Championships in April after settling for silver in 2017 — but this year Boxell has shaved off a few pounds while adding some power to his [...] Read More »

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National Sports

  • Toronto FC pro gamer suspended for violating soccer game’s code of conduct

    TORONTO – Phil Balke, the first pro gamer hired by Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, has been suspended for the remainder of the FIFA 19 competitive season for violations of the soccer video game’s rules and code of conduct. Balke, a Toronto native, represents Toronto FC in MLS esports competitions. “MLSE takes the rules and [...] Read More »

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  • Toronto Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks for rest of season

    TORONTO – The Toronto Raptors have signed guard Jodie Meeks for the remainder of the season. The six-foot-four, 210-pound Meeks signed a 10-day contract with the Raptors on Feb. 20. He averaged 7.5 points, two rebounds and 12 minutes in two games, shooting 3-for-8 from the three-point line over that span. Before that contract, Meeks [...] Read More »

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  • Blue Jays name rookie Trent Thornton to starting rotation in place of Borucki

    MONTREAL – The Toronto Blue Jays have named right-hander Trent Thornton to their starting rotation, giving the 25-year-old a chance to make his MLB debut while the team awaits the return of injured left-hander Ryan Borucki. Manager Charlie Montoyo made the announcement Tuesday before Toronto’s pre-season finale against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Blue Jays acquired [...] Read More »

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  • Lightning reward head coach Jon Cooper with multi-year contract extension

    TAMPA, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed head coach Jon Cooper to a multi-year contract extension, the club announced Tuesday. A native of Prince George, B.C., Cooper has been behind the Tampa bench since March 2013 and is currently the longest-tenured coach in the NHL. Cooper’s record with the Lightning stands at 301-157-44. [...] Read More »

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  • Tavares has come as advertised, and then some, in special 1st season with Leafs

    TORONTO – Morgan Rielly had a good idea of what the Toronto Maple Leafs were getting in John Tavares the player. What impresses him even more – if that’s possible considering the star centre’s gaudy stat line – is the person. Tavares has come as advertised in his first season with the Leafs, putting the [...] Read More »

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