July 23rd, 2018

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Newest Tigers ready to debut

By Ryan McCracken on June 2nd, 2017

Medicine Hat News The newest crop of recruits is set to make their debut with the Medicine Hat Tigers this weekend. The Tabbies will host their annual prospects camp starting this afternoon at the Family Leisure Centre, with first round draft pick Garin Bjorklund leading the class of 2017. Bjorklund was the first goaltender selected ... Read More »

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Mavs geared up to give back this season

By Ryan McCracken on June 2nd, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Mavericks spent Thursday evening catering to their supporters with their season-kickoff Fan Fest at Athletic Park. But it was more than just a pre-season party, it was a sign of things to come. The Mavericks have a long list of fan promotions for the impending season — which kicks off ... Read More »

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Blake Rowlett is back where he belongs

By Sean Rooney on June 2nd, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney It’s one thing to switch teams, but quite another to return to the franchise you first left. In the case of Medicine Hat Mavericks second baseman Blake Rowlett, the obvious first question is: Why? The answer isn’t as salacious as you might expect. “I had played in the New England Collegiate Baseball League ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Trying a new sport certainly can’t hurt

By Medicine Hat News on June 2nd, 2017

We’re beginning to hear it more and more; well-rounded, multi-sport athletes are preferred over single-sport, specialized athletes. This may seem contradictory, as you would think that if an athlete focused year-round in one sport, they’d be more developed than their peers. However, athletes who play multiple sports throughout the year are more developed in a ... Read More »

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‘It’s about time’

By Ryan McCracken on June 1st, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken More than 100 people gathered at the Family Leisure Centre on Wednesday evening to celebrate Ken Sauer’s induction to the Medicine Hat Sports Wall of Fame, and emcee Les Pearson promptly put everyone’s thoughts into words. “It’s about time,” Pearson told the crowd. Sauer’s long overdue induction is but a drop in the ... Read More »

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National experience huge for Medicine Hat judokas

By Sean Rooney on June 1st, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney At his first national championships, Ethan Cobbe-Hoggan fell victim to his own mind games. Though the result this past weekend looks similar on paper, the Medicine Hat Judo Club member had a much different experience the second time around. “No intimidation this year, maybe a little but nothing too big,” said the 16-year-old ... Read More »

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Plenty of pop in Podkul’s bat

By Ryan McCracken on June 1st, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Gas City’s boys of summer are back for another year on the diamond, and first baseman Frank Podkul says he can’t wait to take his first cuts as a member of the Medicine Hat Mavericks. The 21-year-old Indiana product sent two balls over the centre-field fence during a round of batting practice ... Read More »

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Hometown product makes the team

By Ryan McCracken on June 1st, 2017

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken Taylor Van Ham grew up watching the Medicine Hat Mavericks. Now he’s one of them. The 21-year-old Hat High Mohawks alumnus made the trip back to the Gas City this week for a tryout with his hometown squad, and on Wednesday morning he heard the words he was waiting for. “It’s always been ... Read More »

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Lacrosse: Bantam Sun Devils stingy against Swift teams

By Medicine Hat News on May 31st, 2017

Medicine Hat News Two big wins saw the Bantam 2 Sun Devils lacrosse team only give up one goal and never trail in their games at Swift Current Saturday. The Devils beat Blue Rampage 9-1 and White Rampage 6-0, the only goal against coming two minutes in to the first period of the first game. ... Read More »

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Trio of lefties good news for Mavs’ staff

By Sean Rooney on May 31st, 2017

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney One of the weirdest things about last year’s Medicine Hat Mavericks was their lack of left-handed pitching. With exactly zero southpaws on the staff, opposing teams could load up their batting orders without having to worry about matchup problems. That shouldn’t be an issue this summer. “I at least want one or two, ... Read More »

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