March 4th, 2024

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Cubs lead Round 2 in dramatic fashion

By JAMES TUBB on February 27th, 2024

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The start of the Medicine Hat Cubs’ HJHL playoff run has not been for the faint of hearts. The Cubs are up 2-0 in their second-round, best-of-five series against the Coaldale Copperheads on the back of two different dramatic contests. On Saturday, they put together a two-goal comeback to take Game 1 5-4 in ... Read More »

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Minor hockey roundup: U18AA Hounds double up wins over weekend

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on February 27th, 2024

sports@medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews The Medicine Hat U18AAA Hounds had a winning weekend at home. The Hounds won both their contests, blanking the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-0 Saturday and topping the Golden Suns 6-5 on Sunday. Adam Ranger made 22 saves in the shutout win Saturday. Nolen Sutherland led the way in the win with two goals and an ... Read More »

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Tigers fall 4-3 in OT to Broncos

By James Tubb on February 24th, 2024

The Medicine Hat Tigers managed a point with a shorthanded lineup Saturday night. Playing with nine forwards and eight defenceman the Tigers came back to force overtime, ultimately falling 4-3 to the visiting Swift Current Broncos. The Tigers came into the game off a 4-1 loss Friday on the road to the Broncos. Associate coach ... Read More »

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From third-string to playoff starter, Wakelam ready to backstop Cubs

By JAMES TUBB on February 24th, 2024

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb Tyler Wakelam was in the stands for the Medicine Hat Cubs playoffs last year and was their third goaltender to start this season. After putting up one of the top stat lines in the league, he’ll be between the pipes for Game 1 of their playoffs. The Irvine product rose through the Cubs’ depth ... Read More »

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Tigers fall 4-1 Friday to Broncos

By James Tubb on February 23rd, 2024

Medicine Hat News The Medicine Hat Tigers’ struggles at Swift Current’s InnovationPlex continue. The Tigers lost 4-1 to the Broncos on Friday, for their ninth loss in that rink in the last five seasons. The loss also closes the gaps in the Central division, with the Broncos moving within four points of the Tigers. Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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Tigers face surging Broncos in home-and-home

By JAMES TUBB on February 23rd, 2024

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The race for that Central division lead the Medicine Hat Tigers currently occupy added a new combatant recently and the two teams will square off this weekend. The Tigers open up a home-and-home series tonight with the Swift Current Broncos, facing the division rivals on the road at the InnovationPlex. They’ll host the green ... Read More »

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Two former Rattlers to be inducted into ACA hall of fame

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on February 23rd, 2024

sports@medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews The Medicine Hat College Rattlers are getting two more plaques inducted into the ACAC’s hall of fame. Two former Rattlers, Jennifer Green and Mike Havey, have been named into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Hall of Fame and will be inducted May 10 in Red Deer. Green was a large part of the Rattlers ... Read More »

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Eight Hatters win gold at Alberta Winter Games

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on February 23rd, 2024

sports@medicinehatnews.com@MedicineHatNews Medicine Hat was well represented at the 2023 Alberta Winter Games. Eight Hatters won gold and 20 total athletes medaled at the provincial games held in Grand Prairie last weekend. The city’s gold medal count was boosted with four female volleyball champions and three local winners in ringette. Juls Kosinski, Chloe Kube, Teagan Stork ... Read More »

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HJHL playoffs kick off under new format

By JAMES TUBB on February 23rd, 2024

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The Heritage Junior Hockey League’s playoffs received a facelift this season. The Junior B hockey league made some changes to the bye process and the seedings in a later round of the playoffs. Under the new format, the top three teams in each division get a bye to the second round, while the fourth ... Read More »

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Cubs process over results mindset carries them into playoffs with fresh feel

By JAMES TUBB on February 22nd, 2024

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The Medicine Hat Cubs’ approach to the 2023-24 season mirrors the quote famously attributed to American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” After back-to-back years of falling short in the South finals, the Cubs came into this season with a mindset of focusing more on the process than going ... Read More »

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