September 18th, 2021

Local Sports

Page, Hounds mounted to Wall of Fame

By JAMES TUBB on September 16th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb Medicine Hat immortalized two icons in sports Wednesday night. The city inducted the late Bill Page and the Hockey Hounds Association into the Medicine Hat Sports Wall of Fame at the Family Leisure Centre. Page, a boxing fixture in Medicine Hat, helped start up the Medicine Hat Boxing Club in 1975. He was a ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: The Riders and their terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

By GRAHAM KELLY on September 16th, 2021

Remember the children’s book by Judith Viorst? “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” Alexander had nothing on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ afternoon in Winnipeg last Saturday, the Labour Day week rematch with the Blue Bombers called the Banjo Bowl. Their hated rival had won the “Classic” in Regina 23-8, keeping the Riders ... Read More »

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Tigers camp gets underway

By JAMES TUBB on September 16th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb For a lot of Tigers players, getting on the ice Wednesday was something they’ve missed. Medicine Hat was able to play an extremely condensed season last year, only 23 games, which means heading into this years training camp, a lot of guys hadn’t participated in an organized skate for a long time. For defensemen ... Read More »

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Five classes in action at Speedway

By Medicine Hat News on September 15th, 2021

The engines were roaring on Saturday night at the Medicine Hat Speedway. Brittney Young took first in the Just Smok’n Rumblebees main event, besting Levi Sergeant and Kevin Hieb for the checkered flag. Johnny Rissling collected the Hobby Stock victory by defeating Alysha Stratton and Shane Messmer in the main event. Thomas Payne took top ... Read More »

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Tigers acquire forward Owen MacNeil from Spokane

By JAMES TUBB on September 15th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The Medicine Hat Tigers are making moves ahead of the pre-season. The team announced Tuesday it had acquired forward Owen MacNeil from the Spokane Chiefs in exchange a fourth round pick in 2022 and an eighth round pick in 2023. MacNeil, a product of Calgary, has spent the last three seasons with the Chiefs ... Read More »

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Refs needed for youth football

By JAMES TUBB on September 15th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The need for football referees in Medicine Hat is getting desperate. The Medicine Hat Tackle Football Association is looking for people to sign up and become refs as soon as possible. Between work commitments and COVID-19 uncertainties, the local football organization has seen a gradual loss of referees to the point that there are ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat boxing legend Bill Page to be honoured tonight

By JAMES TUBB on September 15th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb It’s been a long time coming for some, but Bill Page will be inducted into the Medicine Hat Sport Wall of Fame tonight. For longtime friend and fellow coach Kerry Fahlman, the induction should have happened a while ago, so Bill could have been around to see himself being honoured. “Honestly it would have ... Read More »

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Gas City Crossfit athlete places second at Calgary event

By Medicine Hat News on September 15th, 2021

Gas City Crossfit athlete Garreth MacPherson made the trip to Calgary this weekend and left with a second-place men’s individual finish at the Optimum Performance Training Box Competition. The competition consisted of eight strongman workout sessions spread out over a three-day period. Workouts included a variety of strong-man events, as well as running and swimming. ... Read More »

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Hat High senior boys volleyball team embracing new league

By JAMES TUBB on September 14th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb With a senior boys volleyball team full of experience, this season will be a new test for Hat High. Nine of the Hawks 12 players are in Grade 12 and have played for head coach Jordan Weimer for the past two years. This combined experience is what Weimer believes will be the team’s strength ... Read More »

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Desjardins welcomes WHL rule changes

By JAMES TUBB on September 14th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The Western Hockey League’s new rule changes won’t affect things very much for Medicine Hat Tigers head coach Willie Desjardins. Last week, the WHL implemented new rules regarding coaching challenges for off-side goals, no line changes on any icing, face-off violations and more. Some of these changes will be implemented at the start of ... Read More »

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