September 18th, 2021

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Desjardins welcomes WHL rule changes

By JAMES TUBB on September 14th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The Western Hockey League’s new rule changes won’t affect things very much for Medicine Hat Tigers head coach Willie Desjardins. Last week, the WHL implemented new rules regarding coaching challenges for off-side goals, no line changes on any icing, face-off violations and more. Some of these changes will be implemented at the start of ... Read More »

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Cubs cruise past Lomond in pair of exhibition games

By JAMES TUBB on September 14th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The Medicine Hat Cubs doubled down on pre-season wins this weekend. The junior B team swept a home-and-home series with the Lomond Lakers on Saturday and Sunday, winning both games by a score of 7-3. Taking the pair was obviously positive for head coach Randy Wong, but he was upset when his team let ... Read More »

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Martin, Werre win big at Southeastern

By Medicine Hat News on September 11th, 2021

Becky Martin won the Southeastern Open ladies championship thanks in part to an overall-best 64 to open the three-round tournament at Connaught Golf Club. Martin shot a 64-73-75-212 for the ladies title, good enough for second place in the men’s championship flight. Her 64 was the best round by anyone at the event. Ryan Werre ... Read More »

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Players hit the ice for SEAC tryouts

By JAMES TUBB on September 11th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb Rosters are starting to form for this season’s SEAC Tigers. The U15 AAA Tigers concluded their first round of tryouts Thursday night at Co-op Place. This team has not played meaningful games since early 2020 when their season was shut down due to COVID-19. They were able to get three games into the season ... Read More »

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Hawks seek revenge, beat Cardston 18-0

By JAMES TUBB on September 11th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb Division 1 football hasn’t stopped the Hat High Hawks yet. The Hawks beat the Cardston Cougars 18-0 Friday night to climb to 3-0 on the season, and 2-0 against D1 teams. Even with the shutout victory, Hawks coach Quinn Skelton doesn’t want guys to get too excited. “Im not going to inflate any egos ... Read More »

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Hat’s Unreiner signs with AJHL’s Calgary Canucks

By JAMES TUBB on September 10th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Calgary Canucks have added Quintin Unreiner for the 2021/22 season. The Medicine Hat product played last season for the South Alberta Hockey Academy U18 Prep team. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he was only able to suit up for six games for SAHA. Unreiner played three seasons for the ... Read More »

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Not only for the boys: Trio of females suiting up for Colts football this fall

By JAMES TUBB on September 10th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com @ReporterTubb Football at McCoy has a different look this season. The Colts roster features three girls, one an international student from Germany, something head coach Darrell Grass did not expect but welcomes. “The expectation of a player is a player. When you can do these jobs then you can play,” he said. “It doesn’t ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: Cliches aside, football is very predictable

By GRAHAM KELLY on September 9th, 2021

Although the old cliches that once the ball is kicked off, anything can happen, and, on any given day any team can beat any other team, football is actually a very predictable game. If you turn the ball over, take too many penalties and lose the battle in the trenches, you are going to lose. ... Read More »

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WHL announces Western Conference schedule changes

By Medicine Hat News on September 9th, 2021

The Western Hockey League will be keeping its American teams separate from their Canadian teams to start the season. The league announced Wednesday that due to the on-going border restrictions between Canada and the U.S., the U.S. Division will begin the season competing exclusively against their U.S. Division opponents. The same separation will be in ... Read More »

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Update on injured Crescent Heights Viking

By JAMES TUBB on September 9th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb Crescent Heights Vikings will likely be without Kian Armstrong for the rest of the season. Armstrong suffered a broken wrist in the Vikings-Colts game last Thursday, that was the first memorial bowl game in honour of Rick Boksteyn. The former McCoy Colts and Vikings coach that passed away last year. Crescent Heights coach Sean ... Read More »

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