October 24th, 2020

Local Sports

Hoping for a place to call home

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on October 24th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Minor Softball Association is hoping for a place to call their own. The local softball organization has been a part of Medicine Hat since 1993, however president Michelle Campbell says they still don’t have an official home ball park. There are plans for a potential future home in the Brier Run area ... Read More »

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Flyin’ high: Tigers forward Lukas Svejkovsky recalls airborne NHL draft experience

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on October 23rd, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Lukas Svejkovsky was 30,000 feet off the ground when the Pittsburgh Penguins came knocking – and not just due to elation. The 18-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers forward was on a flight to Team U.S.A.’s world junior evaluation camp in Plymouth, Mich., when the NHL’s entry draft’s second day kicked off. Hoping to see his ... Read More »

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Cubs release schedule of 16 confirmed games

By Medicine Hat News on October 23rd, 2020

After having the season cut short at the height of the Heritage Junior Hockey League post-season, a playoff atmosphere will be back in full force when junior B hockey returns in Alberta at the end of the month. The Medicine Hat Cubs released the first 16 confirmed games on its regular season schedule Wednesday evening, ... Read More »

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Earning his moment: Local SAHA blueliner and Tigers prospect Josh Van Mulligen first Hatter to win AMBHL’s top defenceman award since 2007

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on October 22nd, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken It’s been a less-than-stellar year for most, but Medicine Hat Tigers prospect Josh Van Mulligen will always have fond memories of 2020. The 15-year-old defenceman put in a milestone season with the South East Athletic Club Tigers U15 AAA program – albeit one cut short by a global pandemic – then went on to ... Read More »

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SEAC’s U15 AAA squad off to strong start in Alberta Elite Hockey League

By Medicine Hat News on October 22nd, 2020

South East Athletic Club’s U15AAA Tigers are undefeated to start the 2020-21 Alberta Elite Hockey League season. After settling for a 3-3 tie with the Lethbridge Val Matteoti Golden Hawks on the road Saturday, the Tigers regrouped and pulled away with a 4-1 victory on Sunday at Hockey Hounds Arena. Noah Deroiun put the Tigers ... Read More »

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Decision time: Cubs bolster roster, but now must trim to 25 ahead of HJHL season opener

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on October 21st, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken With the start of the Heritage Junior Hockey League season finally in sight, the Medicine Hat Cubs have a few decisions to make. After adding returning veterans Dawson Crawford, Fletcher Aleman and Chandler Aleman, Medicine Hat’s roster sits at 27 and will need to be trimmed by two in order to keep a cohort ... Read More »

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SAHA female prep squad gearing up for next opponent

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on October 21st, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken South Alberta Hockey Academy’s U18 female prep squad is back to the waiting game – but this time they know another matchup is in sight. After earning back-to-back wins over the Oyen U15 boys squad on the weekend, the newly formed Canadian Sport School Hockey League squad is entering a provincially mandated 14-day break ... Read More »

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Three Hat ringette teams pick up victories in return to the ice

By Medicine Hat News on October 21st, 2020

Medicine Hat’s ringette squads hit the ice for the debut of the Sunny South League this weekend, and all three in action left with a win. The Sunny South League combines Medicine Hat squads with teams from Lethbridge. Teams compete in cohorts for a period of 14 days before forming new cohorts. Mafia start strong ... Read More »

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Effort pays off for Hat runners at Panthers’ cross country event

By Ryan McCracken on October 20th, 2020

Local runners put their work ethic on display at the Medicine Hat Panthers Track Club’s cross-country event on Saturday at Kin Coulee Park. Eleven members of the Panthers worked their way on top of the podium in their respective events, while nine more finished in the top three. Panthers Madison Scrimger and Brannon Sumner won ... Read More »

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Cubs rebound in Coaldale to split exhibition set with Copperheads

By Ryan McCracken on October 20th, 2020

After a slow start to Friday’s exhibition opener against the Coaldale Copperheads, the Medicine Hat Cubs started to find their bearings. While they came up just short Friday in a 5-4 overtime battle, the Cubs clawed back to secure a 6-4 victory on Saturday evening in Coaldale and split the exhibition set against their Highway ... Read More »

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