April 18th, 2021

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Clayton making his own luck: Tigers defenceman leads WHL in points

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 17th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken It’s been said one needs to be good in order to be lucky, and lucky to be good. Cole Clayton has been both to start the Western Hockey League season. The 20-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman has set a blazing pace to start the campaign with 14 points in just seven games – including ... Read More »

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Hat’s Cherniak signs with AJHL’s Bobcats

By Medicine Hat News on March 17th, 2021

Medicine Hat’s Roman Cherniak has signed on to compete with the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Lloydminster Bobcats for the 2021-22 season, the team announced last week. The 6-foot, 175-pound forward has been playing out of South Alberta Hockey Academy in Dunmore this season, where he managed two goals over five games. In 2019-20, Cherniak racked ... Read More »

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Another backup shines for Tigers

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 16th, 2021

mccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken A return, a debut; call it what you will – Beckett Langkow stole the show. The 17-year-old goaltender put a yearlong wait in the rear-view mirror and set his focus on new horizons when he stepped into the crease for Saturday’s Western Hockey League debut with the Medicine Hat Tigers, logging 34 saves for ... Read More »

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Tigers fall short of sweep in Calgary

By Ryan McCracken on March 14th, 2021

The Medicine Hat Tigers fell just short of completing a three-game sweep on Sunday evening in Calgary. Tabby defenceman Cole Clayton registered a pair of assists to push his Western Hockey League leading point total to 14, but the Hitmen managed to escape with a 5-4 victory thanks in part to a 38-save performance from ... Read More »

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Langkow, power play push Tigers past Hitmen

By Ryan McCracken on March 13th, 2021

The Medicine Hat Tigers rode their red-hot power play to a second straight win over the Calgary Hitmen in a 4-2 battle on Saturday evening at Co-op Place. Tabby netminder Beckett Langkow made sure the power play’s trio of tallies was upheld with a 32-save victory in the first start of his Western Hockey League ... Read More »

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Clayton leads Tigers back into win column

By Ryan McCracken on March 12th, 2021

Cole Clayton scored the first hat trick of his 196-game Western Hockey League career to power the Medicine Hat Tigers back into the win column with a 6-2 victory over the Hitmen on Friday in Calgary. Brett Kemp put the Tigers on the board when he turned into a shot from the high slot and ... Read More »

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Tigers open three-game set tonight in Calgary

By Medicine Hat News on March 12th, 2021

The Medicine Hat Tigers are set to embark on their first three-game weekend of the Western Hockey League’s pandemic-shortened season. The Tigers (2-2-0-0) will be in Calgary tonight at 7:30 p.m. to face off against the Hitmen (1-0-1-0) for the first time this season after dropping a pair of games against the undefeated Edmonton Oil ... Read More »

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Late penalty costs Tigers in loss to Oil Kings

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 9th, 2021

mccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken RYAN MCCRACKEN rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com Twitter: MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers fell short of splitting a home-and-home set against the Edmonton Oil Kings with a 3-1 loss on Saturday evening at Co-op Place. Oil Kings captain Scott Atkinson broke a 1-1 tie on a power play in the dying minutes of regulation to secure the victory ... Read More »

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A different home ice advantage: Bus legs could be significant factor in WHL’s Central Division

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 9th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Bus legs could prove to be a significant factor as the Western Hockey League’s Central Division schedule presses on this season – at least for the lengthier stretches of highway. After shaking off a sizeable deficit in Red Deer and weathering a late push at home to sweep the Rebels in their opening two-game ... Read More »

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Oil Kings sweep home-and-home against Tigers

By Ryan McCracken on March 6th, 2021

The Medicine Hat Tigers fell short of splitting a home-and-home set against the Edmonton Oil Kings with a 3-1 loss on Saturday evening at Co-op Place. Oil Kings captain Scott Atkinson broke a 1-1 tie on a power play in the dying minutes of regulation to secure the victory and send Edmonton to 4-0-0-0 on ... Read More »

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