April 3rd, 2020

Local Sports

That’s it: Tigers’ season officially done as CHL cancels all playoffs, Memorial Cup

By Medicine Hat News on March 24th, 2020

Faced with an unprecedented situation, the Canadian Hockey League did what was previously unthinkable: cancel its playoffs including the Memorial Cup. The decision was made official at 4 p.m. Monday, a week after Medicine Hat Tigers players had been sent home and four days before the WHL’s post-season was originally set to begin. “Well I ... Read More »

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Still worth every second: Hat’s Fischer still left with plenty of great memories from final season with Cubs

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 23rd, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Playing junior hockey as a 21-year-old was never part of Mason Fischer’s original plan – so when the Medicine Hat Cubs forward had his final season cut short due to the spread of COVID-19, he opted to stay on the bright side. After spending parts of four seasons across three Western Canadian junior A ... Read More »

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Fitness goes online: Video, email the new way for gyms and health experts to connect

By Medicine Hat News on March 21st, 2020

When the provincial government’s orders forced their two gyms and a karate business to close, Collin and Alyssa DeWolfe had to get creative. At the same time, Tara Chisholm and the college’s Be Fit For Life Centre suddenly had communities to reach. The answer? Online video and technology to bridge the gap to everyone in ... Read More »

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Home the right place for Watson

By Medicine Hat News on March 21st, 2020

Whether the Tokyo Olympics happen on time, late or not at all, Sage Watson will be ready. The 25-year-old professional track and field athlete returned home a week ago, glad to be home on the family ranch near Seven Persons and practising hurdles on the gravel road where she grew up. “I’m going to continue ... Read More »

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Bare-knuckle boxing at Canalta gets officially postponed

By Medicine Hat News on March 21st, 2020

The first bare-knuckled boxing event in Medicine Hat has been postponed a month due to coronavirus. Fight Night 14, which was to take place May 2 at Canalta Centre, has been pushed back to June 13 according to its promoter on social media. Z Promotions, which last ran an event in the city in 2017, ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Bright side to being stuck at home is enjoying your food

By Kimberlee Brooks on March 20th, 2020

March is Nutrition Month and this year more than ever, Canadians are faced with new decisions around eating. As we enter this unprecedented time, dietitians want to remind everyone that not only what you eat is important, but how you eat too. Healthy eating is about more than food, it’s also about family, memories and ... Read More »

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Playoff hopes still alive

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 20th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Bryan Lockner knows his team can make some serious noise in the playoffs. All they need is a chance. The Medicine Hat Tigers alternate captain had returned home to Windsor, Colo. by the time Wednesday’s news dropped – that the Western Hockey League had cancelled its regular season. He’ll remain in Colorado, mainly self-isolating, ... Read More »

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Race to get home a complicated one

By Medicine Hat News on March 19th, 2020

A Medicine Hat athlete and her mother are desperately trying to get home from Australia as the global pandemic forces increased travel restrictions and isolation to contain the spread of COVID-19. When Sarah Mickey and her mom Sharon boarded a plane three weeks ago, the plan was to train, take part in a couple track ... Read More »

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Digital win, real-life losses add up

By Medicine Hat News on March 18th, 2020

Two late goals turned a loss into a 4-3 win for the Medicine Hat Tigers against the Red Deer Rebels Tuesday. Bryan Lockner tied it with a minute to go, then Lucas Svejkovsky got the game-winner 30 seconds later on the Tigers’ eighth power play of the night in a game you probably didn’t know ... Read More »

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Mavericks continue preparing

By Medicine Hat News on March 17th, 2020

Greg Morrison may have temporarily shut the doors on his physical therapy business due to coronavirus, but he’s got no plans to do the same with the Medicine Hat Mavericks. The summer baseball team’s owner remains optimistic for a Western Canadian Baseball League season, promoting it to prospective players as he and head coach Nolan ... Read More »

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