January 15th, 2021

Local Sports

Hat’s Schuett commits to LIU

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on December 22nd, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Dylan Schuett is Division 1 bound. The 20-year-old Medicine Hat product recently committed to Long Island University after a few strong seasons in the North American Hockey League. When Schuett initially made the decision to pursue his game south of the border back in 2017, he says joining a Division 1 school was a ... Read More »

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WHL moves bantam draft

By Medicine Hat News on December 22nd, 2020

The Western Hockey League has rescheduled the 2021 bantam draft. The draft – originally planned for May – will now be conducted in December 2021 in order to allow more time for scouting and development. “Moving the 2021 WHL Draft from May to December allows additional time for players in the 2006 age group to ... Read More »

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Virtually a champion: Svejkovsky wins eCup, splits $1,000 donation between SCF and Women’s Shelter

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on December 18th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Lukas Svejkovsky has reached the virtual mountaintop. The 19-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers forward simply could not be stopped at Memorial eCup – sweeping Saint John Sea Dogs winger Riley Bezeau, 10-0 and 4-1, in a best-of-three final Thursday to complete a perfect run and win the 64-team e-sports hockey tournament. “Going into it, I ... Read More »

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Svejkovsky reaches eCup final

By Medicine Hat News on December 17th, 2020

Lukas Svejkovsky is on his way to the Memorial eCup final. The Medicine Hat Tigers forward earned his way to the e-sports hockey tournament’s final showdown by sweeping Mississauga Steelheads winger Ty Collins in a best-of-three semifinal, 5-3 and 4-2, on Tuesday evening. Svejkovsky remains undefeated in the 64-team tournament – now narrowed down to ... Read More »

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Svejkovsky to face Sea Dogs in eCup final

By Medicine Hat News on December 17th, 2020

Medicine Hat Tigers forward Lukas Svejkovsky will face off against Saint John Sea Dogs winger Riley Bezeau for the right to donate $1,000 to the charity of his choice in the Memorial eCup final tonight at 4:15 p.m. Bezeau defeated Acadie-Bathurst Titan forward Dylan Champagne in a best-of-three semifinal Wednesday, rallying from a 10-6 loss ... Read More »

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Holiday cookbook 2020: Part 1

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on December 17th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Part 1 of 2 his Christmas season has undoubtedly been like no other, with changes to virtually every aspect of the way we enjoy the holiday with friends and family – but if there’s one thing COVID hasn’t impacted too heavily, it’s holiday baking. Gingerbread has always been an important part of every Christmas ... Read More »

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Svejkovsky into eCup’s final 4

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on December 15th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Lukas Svejkovsky had cracked the Memorial eCup’s final four. The Medicine Hat Tigers forward pushed his way through the 64-team e-sports hockey tournament’s sweet 16 with a 3-0 win over Hamilton Bulldogs goaltender Zachary Roy on Saturday, then punched his ticket to the semifinals with a 5-3 nailbiter over forward Danny Katic of the ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Sport Parenting 101

By Brittney Nyrose on December 11th, 2020

We’ve all seen the crazy moms and dads in the stands at their child’s sporting event. Some may find them funny and laugh at them, while others will find them rude and obnoxious. Regardless, no one really wants to be like them. Here are some tips on how to avoid becoming “those” sport parents, and ... Read More »

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Svejkovsky downs Blades to reach third round at Memorial eCup

By Medicine Hat News on December 8th, 2020

Lukas Svejkovsky is building momentum at the Memorial eCup. The 19-year-old forward – tasked with representing the Medicine Hat Tigers in the 64-team e-sports hockey tournament – cruised to his second straight lopsided victory Sunday with a commanding 5-1 win over Saskatoon Blades defenceman Rhett Rhinehart. Svejkovsky – a fourth-round Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick coming ... Read More »

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HJHL extends pause into 2021

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on December 8th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Heritage Junior Hockey League won’t be back until 2021. The Alberta-based junior B league held a presidents’ meeting last week and decided no competition would be held until January at the earliest, depending on provincial health guidelines. “The presidents throughout the league pretty much figured there won’t be any hockey the rest of ... Read More »

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