February 17th, 2019

Local Sports

Kastelic’s hat trick leads Hitmen to home-and-home sweep of Tigers

By Ryan McCracken on February 16th, 2019

The Medicine Hat Tigers fell victim to a home-and-home sweep on Saturday night at the Canalta Centre. Medicine Hat shook off a slow start and rallied to take a 3-2 lead into the third period, but Calgary Hitmen captain Mark Kastelic completed a hat trick to spoil the comeback attempt and lock up a 5-3 ... Read More »

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Rattlers take care of business

By Medicine Hat News on February 16th, 2019

Knowing complacency is their enemy down the stretch, the Medicine Hat College women’s basketball team took it to the SAIT Trojans Friday on home court. The Rattlers earned a 77-51 win in front of a couple hundred fans, improving to 16-3 on a night where all four playoff spots from their division were spoken for. ... Read More »

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Cubs relishing underdog role ahead of series with Coaldale

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 16th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Travelodge Cubs are happy to play the underdog. After sweeping the Strathmore Wheatland Kings 2-0 in the first round of Heritage Junior Hockey League post-season, the Cubs will cross paths with the South Division champion Coaldale Copperheads in a best-of-seven battle. While they’ve yet to upset the Copperheads this season, Cubs ... Read More »

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Hatter Sjolie two wins away from trip to senior curling nationals

By Medicine Hat News on February 16th, 2019

Vicki Sjolie is two wins away from going to senior curling nationals. The Medicine Hat Curling Club’s general manager is throwing lead stones for Shannon Kleibrink’s team at the Alberta championships this week. Their foursome won 5-2 over Glenys Bakker’s Calgary team Friday, continuing a perfect 6-0 round robin record. The round robin winds up ... Read More »

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St. Mary’s School wins two basketball titles

By Medicine Hat News on February 16th, 2019

St. Mary’s School clinched a duel championship Thursday. The Colts rallied to win both the Medicine Hat Junior High Athletic Association boys A basketball championship as well as the B championship in a pair of games across the city. The A squad hosted Alexandria and cruised to an 82-52 victory. The B team entered enemy ... Read More »

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Hitmen top Tigers to open home-and-home set

By Ryan McCracken on February 15th, 2019

The Calgary Hitmen kicked off this weekend’s home-and-home set against the Medicine Hat Tigers with a tense 3-1 victory on Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The victory pushes Calgary to within four points of Medicine Hat for third place in the Central Division standings, while the Tigers remain three points behind the Edmonton Oil ... Read More »

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Designing her perfect path: Mortlock enters Canada Winter Games with NCAA school set, medal in sight

By SEAN ROONEY on February 15th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com@MHNRooney Jordan Mortlock sees herself as an Olympian and interior designer when she’s older. For now, the 18-year-old is taking the minimalist approach and only has one of her hockey medals on display in her room – and she’d have no problem adding a second from the Canada Winter Games. “That’s obviously the goal, especially ... Read More »

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Tigers power play coming alive in February

By Ryan McCracken on February 15th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The simplest approach is often the most effective. Medicine Hat Tigers centre Logan Christensen says this Occam’s Razor-style mindset has been a driving factor behind his team’s drastic shift in power play production from January to February, and there’s no time like the stretch to start heating up on the man advantage. “I think ... Read More »

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Segall Says: Coaches deserve your respect

By KRISTINA SEGALL on February 15th, 2019

Coaching. Not an easy job to do. And like most volunteer positions coaches are doing it out of the goodness of their heart, to help athletes develop their skills and a love for the game. Even community coaches who are fortunate enough to get paid often get pennies when they break down how many hours ... Read More »

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Uncle Gary: Haden making the most of opportunity with Blades

By Ryan McCracken on February 15th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The has no nieces or nephews, but he’s still Uncle Gary to the city of Saskatoon. Gary Haden was traded from the Medicine Hat Tigers to the Saskatoon Blades on Oct. 25, and it only took a few months before a catchy nickname took hold. “Our media guy was having some fun with me ... Read More »

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