November 14th, 2019

Local Sports

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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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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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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Wild comeback earns Vikings playoff win

By Medicine Hat News on November 12th, 2019

A huge comeback propelled the Crescent Heights Vikings to the semifinal round of their high school football playoffs. Now, they’re facing the same task the team they beat did; but at least they know the impossible is possible this time of year. “I challenged our guys and told them that in provincial football, you have ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: Underdogs ruled in division semifinals Sunday

By Medicine Hat News on November 12th, 2019

The CFL has a panel of experts who predict the outcomes of games. None of them picked the Bombers over Calgary and only a couple thought the Eskimos had a chance in Montreal. Last week I wrote, “If Harris is hot and they keep their noses clean, Edmonton can move on to Hamilton. Big ifs. ... Read More »

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Clouston tops Tigers in first meeting since being let go

By Ryan McCracken on November 9th, 2019

Shaun Clouston won the battle of the bench bosses on Saturday night at the Sandman Centre. The former Medicine Hat Tigers head coach exacted a bit of revenge against the team that let him go in the off-season by picking up a 7-3 victory behind the bench of the Kamloops Blazers in the only game ... Read More »

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Russians repeat for gold at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

By Ryan McCracken on November 9th, 2019

Team Russia climbed back to the top of the world on Saturday night at the Canalta Centre.  After settling for a single victory in the round robin stage, the Russians rallied back into the final and gutted out a 6-2 victory over Team U.S.A. to clinch their second consecutive World Under-17 Hockey Challenge championship. “It’s ... Read More »

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