April 3rd, 2020

Local Sports

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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Rattler Run the latest big sporting event cancelled

By Medicine Hat News on March 17th, 2020

Events further and further away in the Medicine Hat sports calendar continue to be wiped out due to the global pandemic. Monday saw the 41st annual Rattler Run cancelled, while other spring and summer sports groups issued statements without officially delaying the start to their seasons. The run, originally slated for April 25, announced that ... Read More »

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Kemp gets shortened week’s honour

By Medicine Hat News on March 17th, 2020

It wasn’t much of a week in the WHL, but Medicine Hat Tigers centre Brett Kemp can at least say he had a better one than most. Kemp, now at home in Yorkton after the Tigers let their players go during the paused season Sunday, was named WHL player of the week Monday. “I think ... Read More »

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Tigers send players home

By Medicine Hat News on March 16th, 2020

The Medicine Hat Tigers announced Sunday that players have returned home to their families due to ongoing concerns in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. The news comes three days after the Western Hockey League – along with virtually every major sports body on the planet – opted to suspend the season. “Our players’ health and ... Read More »

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Making the most of it: Former Tigers captain Mark Rassell enjoying time in Halifax after having hopes of second straight U Sports title dashed by COVID-19

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 16th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken With a second consecutive David Johnston University Cup within his grasp, former Medicine Hat Tigers captain Mark Rassell watched the world unravel. Waking up in Halifax with his University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds, ready to make their debut at the U Sports men’s hockey championship tournament the following afternoon – the news started ... Read More »

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The domino effect continues: Almost every sport imaginable now canceled, suspended or postponed due to coronavirus

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 14th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken When you lace up your skates to compete in a league championship series, it’s typically under the assumption that it will end with a win or a loss. On Thursday evening, the Medicine Hat Hounds midget AA hockey team met a third outcome. Much like the rest of the sporting world, the South Central ... Read More »

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Hat’s Villeneuve named to Alberta’s wheelchair basketball team

By Medicine Hat News on March 14th, 2020

Sam Villeneuve may not wind up playing a game for them this season, but at least he can say he’s on the provincial wheelchair basketball team. The 20-year-old from Medicine Hat was named to the team after a training camp last month, making him the first player to graduate from the local adaptive sport team ... Read More »

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Last game for a while: Hat sports scene screeches to a halt amid COVID-19 recommendations

By Medicine Hat News on March 13th, 2020

Bob Ridley has seen a lot of things in his 3,998 games doing play-by-play for the Medicine Hat Tigers. But nothing like this. The 75-year-old will have to wait to call No. 4,000, the WHL season postponed along with the rest of North American sports for the time being. “Totally blown away, I’ll tell you ... Read More »

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Lacroix earns Golden Gloves title in Calgary

By Medicine Hat News on March 13th, 2020

Janick Lacroix earned one more title belt before the new coronavirus brought the sports world to its knees. Lacroix, the former national champion with the Medicine Hat Boxing Club, won his senior division at the Alberta Golden Gloves in Calgary this past weekend. But as coach Kerry Fahlman described it, it wasn’t easy. “He ran ... Read More »

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