January 19th, 2021

Local Sports

Training Matters: Now is the time to start eating better

By Medicine Hat News on January 16th, 2021

With COVID-19 restrictions and the holidays, many of our regular routines and habits have been interrupted. My boys (8 and 11) were used to having regular events planned in the evenings or weekends with hockey practices and games. We would plan meals ahead of time and pack healthy snacks because we knew we would be ... Read More »

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Make Some Noise for Mental Health goes virtual this week

By Medicine Hat News on January 16th, 2021

The Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference may not be in action, but that won’t stop schools from across the province from coming together in support of mental health awareness this month. Make Some Noise for Mental Health – an initiative that typically tasks teams and their fanbases with putting together a raucous crowd while raising awareness ... Read More »

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Sillinger off to Sioux Falls

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on January 15th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers will be without one of their most potent offensive threats if and when the Western Hockey League’s 24-game season commences in 2021. Seventeen-year-old forward Cole Sillinger has opted to join up with the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede effective immediately. While the decision will leave him off Medicine Hat’s roster until ... Read More »

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Chyzowski back to work

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on January 14th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken It’s been an uncharacteristic year to say the least, but there’s still been some familiarity for Medicine Hat Tigers centre Ryan Chyzowski. With the Western Hockey League still on hold as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chyzowski spent his extended off-season working his usual summer job of washing windows and has been hitting ... Read More »

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Sillinger to play in Sioux Falls

By Medicine Hat News on January 14th, 2021

Medicine Hat Tigers winger Cole Sillinger will be continuing his development in Sioux Falls, N.D. with the USHL’s Stampede while he awaits the Western Hockey League’s return. The dual U.S.-Canadian citizen is entering his first year of draft eligibility and is projected to go in the first round. Tigers head coach and general manager Willie ... Read More »

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Bouwmeester announces retirement

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on January 13th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers alumnus Jay Bouwmeester has officially announced his retirement after a 1,240-game playing career in the National Hockey League. Bouwmeester, 37, spent his 17-season NHL career with the Florida Panthers, Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues, and went on to help St. Louis win its first Stanley Cup in 2019. The veteran ... Read More »

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Tigers coach glad to see a commitment to play

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on January 12th, 2021

mccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Western Hockey League announced Friday that its board of governors is committed to ensuring a 2020-21 season can be played, and Willie Desjardins says almost everything is on the table. The Medicine Hat Tigers head coach and general manager says there’s still a lot to be decided before the puck can drop on ... Read More »

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WHL makes ‘commitment’ for 24-game season, start date to be determined

By Medicine Hat News on January 9th, 2021

The Western Hockey League announced Friday night that its board of governors has “made a commitment” to conduct a 24-game regular season for 2020-21, though many details – including a start date – are still to be hammered out. “The Western Hockey League is committed to providing a season for WHL players,” WHL Commissioner Ron ... Read More »

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Hounds are Hat’s best friend: Hockey group earns spot on Sports Wall of Fame

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on January 2nd, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Fifty years ago, Orest Tkachyk joined up with several other Hatters to form a group known as the Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds. A half-century later, Tkachyk and the Hounds can still be found in every corner of the local hockey community – from boardrooms to bingos and scorekeeper’s boxes – and in 2021, the ... Read More »

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An unforgettable impact: Sports Wall of Fame inductee Bill Page left lasting legacy in local boxing scene

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on December 31st, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken When asked if he had any unforgettable memories of late boxing coach Bill Page, longtime friend Kerry Fahlman’s answer was simple and all-encompassing. “I’ve got a lot of good memories. They’re all good,” said Fahlman, who helped start up the Medicine Hat Boxing Club alongside Page and Ev Nieman in 1975, and still coaches ... Read More »

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