April 3rd, 2020

Local Sports

Alberta Summer Games in Lethbridge postponed until 2021

By Medicine Hat News on April 3rd, 2020

Following in the footsteps of the Olympics they emulate, the Alberta Summer Games have been held back a year. The Games, which were set to take place in Lethbridge July 23-26, will now be held in 2021 according to a statement released Thursday. “The health and wellbeing of our young athletes was at the forefront ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Immunity, mental health, and resiliency: Why we need to keep moving

By Ed Stiles on April 3rd, 2020

Hello Medicine Hat, hoping that you are well and making the best of these challenging times we live in. The world of sport, fitness, and healthy lifestyles has certainly been turned on its ear with the new reality. Social media runs amok with jokes about how we are saving the world by sitting at home ... Read More »

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Schoolboard’s golf tourney set to ’21

By Medicine Hat News on April 2nd, 2020

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Catholic School’s Education Foundation is accepting that it’s annual golf tournament won’t occur this year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The event is now scheduled for June 11, 2021, according to a Tuesday post on the separate school board’s Facebook page. . “The Foundation wants to keep ... Read More »

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Olympics can wait a year: Hat’s top track athletes glad to be home, now looking at Tokyo Games in 2021

By Medicine Hat News on April 2nd, 2020

Medicine Hat’s two prospective Olympians had their plans delayed by a year and returned home in the middle of their training schedules. But Sage Watson and Sarah Mickey are pushing ahead regardless, glad to at least be safe and sound in the midst of the global pandemic. The Tokyo Summer Games were officially postponed until ... Read More »

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Golf course takes a chance: Paradise Valley opens with list of virus-prevention measures in place

By Medicine Hat News on April 1st, 2020

Medicine Hat’s Paradise Valley Golf Course is used to being among the first places in Alberta where you can tee off every spring. The circumstances are a lot different, but Paradise did indeed open Sunday. Despite concerns and restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, golfers were welcomed as long as they followed a long list of ... Read More »

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From rival to Tabby teammate: Gavlas made the most of short WHL career

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 30th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken When Parker Gavlas first pulled into the Canalta Centre parking lot back in September, he had no idea what to expect. The 6-foot, 184-pound defenceman had played a key role in eliminating the Medicine Hat Tigers from the playoffs as a member of the Edmonton Oil Kings just a few months earlier – but ... Read More »

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Spring rodeo now in the fall

By Medicine Hat News on March 28th, 2020

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 »

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

By Medicine Hat News on March 28th, 2020

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 »

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Plouffe made good memories

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 28th, 2020

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 »

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Hamblin looks back on career

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 27th, 2020

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 »

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