March 28th, 2020

Sports

Local Sports

  • Plouffe made good memories

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken It wasn’t a long run, but Dylan Plouffe was still left with plenty of fond memories from his time with the Medicine Hat Tigers. The 20-year-old defenceman joined up with the team in December through a trade with the Vancouver Giants and quickly established himself as a leader on the back end. While his [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Spring rodeo now in the fall

    The Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede has rescheduled its annual indoor rodeo to September. The Broncs and Honky Tonks event, originally set for April 17-19, will now run Sept. 18-20. Anyone who already bought tickets to the event can still use the tickets for the respective days in the fall. The stampede’s facilities were all [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • No way to have known: Rattlers’ Antler had his final futsal season cut short, looks forward to awards

    It was a normal Wednesday night and Mason Antler was getting ready for the college futsal team’s second-last practice ahead of conference championships. The Medicine Hat Rattlers men’s team had played in a pair of tournaments leading up to the finals in Lloydminster. Their 8-2 record suggested a medal was within reach. “The women I [...] Read More »

    19 hours ago
  • Hamblin looks back on career

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken When James Hamblin looks back on his junior hockey career, he won’t be focusing on what he lost, only the family he gained. Hamblin spent his entire five-year career with the Medicine Hat Tigers and served as captain for the past two seasons. While a league mandate prevented him from discussing the way his [...] Read More »

    2 days ago
  • Opposites attract in draft: Tigers pick pair in WHL’s first U.S. prospects event

    rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers picked up a pair of Americans in the inaugural WHL U.S. Prospects draft, which was conducted online Wednesday. Holding a middle-of-the-pack 12th overall selection in a snake-draft format, the Tigers opted to take 15-year-old Minnesotan centre Oliver Moore in the first round before using the 33rd pick to recruit California-born [...] Read More »

    3 days ago

National Sports

  • Brian’s Custom Sports shifts to producing medical supplies to fight COVID-19

    It only took a single text message for the sewing team at Brian’s Custom Sports to join the fight against the spread of COVID-19. The goalie equipment manufacturer had been approached by Windsor-Essex County medical officials on Tuesday for their surplus of double-sided tape and foam – key elements of medical face shields – but [...] Read More »

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  • Second Colorado Avalanche player tests positive for COVID-19

    DENVER – A second player on the Colorado Avalanche has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Saturday afternoon. The player is in self-isolation and all other Avalanche players and staff who might have had close contact with him have been informed and remain isolated as per NHL direction. All parties are monitoring their health [...] Read More »

    11 hours ago
  • Senators commentator Gord Wilson tests positive for COVID-19

    Longtime Ottawa Senators broadcaster Gord Wilson has tested positive for COVID-19. Wilson’s status was confirmed on Friday by his wife, Patricia Boal, on an Ottawa newscast. Boal, who works for CTV Ottawa, joined her network via FaceTime to make the announcement from their home. Wilson is currently recovering at home and both he and Boal, [...] Read More »

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  • Column: As we battle virus, don’t forget 1919 Stanley Cup

    Anyone who scoffs at all these drastic measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, who wonders if it’s really necessary to shut down sports around the world, needs a primer on the 1919 Stanley Cup Finals. The tragic turns of events is right there on the silver chalice, engraved alongside all the championship teams. “Series [...] Read More »

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  • Tokyo 2021 qualification remains a puzzle for majority of Canadian athletes

    For those who have already booked their berths in the Tokyo Games, the International Olympic Committee’s confirmation that athletes who have qualified remain qualified provides some clarity for them. But just 19 Canadian athletes across nine sports, excluding team sports, have so far achieved both their international and Canadian criteria to be named to the [...] Read More »

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