February 17th, 2019

Local Sports

Minor hockey: Hounds set in third place in bantam AA league

By Medicine Hat News on February 12th, 2019

With league playoffs on the horizon the bantam AA Hounds are looking to make a run. This past weekend the Medicine Hat team earned a pair of wins, guaranteeing they’ll finish third in their South Central Alberta Hockey League conference. On Saturday at the Moose Rec Centre, the Hounds beat the Foothills Bisons 8-2. Down ... Read More »

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Weekly honour goes to Søgaard

By Medicine Hat News on February 12th, 2019

For the second time this season, the Medicine Hat Tigers’ Mads Søgaard is the WHL’s goalie of the week. Coming off an impressive road trip through the U.S. Division, Søgaard improved his regular season save percentage to a league-best .935. The 18-year-old from Denmark, already having an impressive campaign with stops at the world junior ... Read More »

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Cubs miss out on home ice advantage, start series with Strathmore Tuesday

By Ryan McCracken on February 11th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Strathmore Wheatland Kings defied the odds to steal home ice from the Medicine Hat Travelodge Cubs in the opening round of the Heritage Junior Hockey League post-season. The Wheatland Kings (18-17-3) rallied for three straight wins down the stretch to clinch fourth in the Southern Division, while Medicine Hat (17-17-4) was swept ... Read More »

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Win and you’re in

By Ryan McCracken on February 11th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Rattlers men’s volleyball team survived one heck of a scare on Saturday afternoon at the Snake Pit. After taking the opening set, the Rattlers found themselves in tough against the winless Olds Broncos, but they managed to dig in their heels and pull out a five-set victory (25-21, 18-25, 26-24, ... Read More »

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Søgaard stays hot in Portland

By Ryan McCracken on February 10th, 2019

Mads Søgaard extended his hot streak on Sunday evening at the Moda Center. The 18-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender stopped 32 shots and five straight shootout attempts to stymie the Portland Winterhawks and collect his fourth consecutive victory in a 2-1 thriller. The victory sends the Tigers back to Medicine Hat after collecting seven of ... Read More »

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Thunderbirds rally to top Tigers in overtime

By Ryan McCracken on February 9th, 2019

The Medicine Hat Tigers were forced to settle for a single point on Saturday night at the ShoWare Center. Matthew Wedman scored just over three minutes into overtime to cap off a late comeback and push the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 4-3 victory over Medicine Hat. The Tigers held a 3-1 at the 10-minute mark ... Read More »

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Thread strengthens for Rattler women

By Ryan McCracken on February 9th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney With three matches left in the regular season, the Medicine Hat College Rattlers women’s volleyball team is hanging on by a thread. Thanks to a 3-0 (25-13, 26-24, 25-14) win over the Olds Broncos Friday at the Snake Pit, that thread got a little stronger. Keep winning, and the team that’s dealt with ... Read More »

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Unstoppable: Søgaard blanks Silvertips

By Ryan McCracken on February 8th, 2019

Mads Søgaard was unstoppable on Friday night at Angel of the Winds Arena. The Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender turned away 41 shots to kick off his team’s three-game weekend with their third consecutive victory in a 1-0 nailbiter over the Everett Silvertips. The U.S. Division-leading Silvertips pushed the early pace and peppered Søgaard with 17 ... Read More »

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Speedskater Hathaway headed Red Deer

By Sean Rooney on February 8th, 2019

srooney@medicinehatnews.com @MHNRooney The top speedskater from Medicine Hat lined up in a fun short track race, started around the first corner and went down, skidding into the pads at the Family Leisure Centre. More proof that Josh Hathaway was smart to switch to long track. The 19-year-old who moved to Calgary a few years ago ... Read More »

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Hat boxer Janick Lacroix to lead Alberta at Canada Winter Games

By Ryan McCracken on February 8th, 2019

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com @MHNMcCracken When Janick Lacroix was taken aside by officials at the Canada Winter Games staging camp in Red Deer last month, he feared the worst. The local boxer spent the past two years preparing for the opportunity to represent his province in the ring on the national stage, and that shot was finally within ... Read More »

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