February 20th, 2020

Local Sports

Rattlers still hanging onto fourth

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 10th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Rattlers women’s volleyball team fell one set short of a bounce-back victory on Saturday night at the Snake Pit, but they’re still in control of fourth in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference’s South Division standings. The loss serves as Medicine Hat’s sixth in a row, but head coach Kim Stonehouse says ... Read More »

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Cubs settle for third

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 10th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Cubs will have their work cut out for them after settling for third in the Heritage Junior Hockey League’s Southern Division standings. Needing a win to clinch a bye through the first round of the playoffs, the Cubs came up short in back-to-back games against the Cochrane Generals, and as a ... Read More »

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Tigers flip script in OT win

By Medicine Hat News on February 8th, 2020

Two days after having their hopes dashed in a backbreaking loss to the Prince Albert Raiders, the Medicine Hat Tigers rallied to erase a two-goal deficit in the final five minutes of regulation before avoiding a season series sweep with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings at Westoba Place. Brett Kemp scored ... Read More »

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Desjardins added to Canada West’s Hall

By Medicine Hat News on February 8th, 2020

He may be best known in the Gas City for his work behind the bench, but on Friday Willie Desjardins was honoured for his efforts on the ice with an induction to the Canada West Hall of Fame. The Medicine Hat Tigers head coach and general manager spent his younger years competing with the University ... Read More »

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Bye on the line for Cubs, Generals

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 8th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Cochrane Generals made things interesting on Friday night. With a 5-3 victory over the Thunder in Airdrie, the Generals are now deadlocked with the Medicine Hat Cubs for second in the Heritage Junior Hockey League’s Southern Division standings – making this weekend’s season-ending home-and-home between the clubs about as close to playoff hockey ... Read More »

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Rattlers men’s basketball team gets back in win column

By Medicine Hat News on February 8th, 2020

It was a tough Friday night for three Medicine Hat’s Rattlers teams, but the fourth registered a feel-good win on the road. The men’s basketball team earned a 96-77 victory in Olds in a matchup of the bottom two teams in their division. The Rattlers got 24 points and 10 rebounds from Kieron Burgess and ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Champs need to eat smart during tournaments

By Kimberlee Brooks on February 7th, 2020

The top athletic talent from across the province will be on the courts at Medicine Hat College this month when the Rattlers host the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference women’s volleyball championships Feb. 26-29, then the women’s basketball championships March 5-7. With a busy competition season, travelling for games, and keeping up with academic studies, these ... Read More »

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Rattlers on road Friday with teams’ focus on building

By Medicine Hat News on February 7th, 2020

With both men’s teams eliminated from contention and both women’s sides hosting conference championships, Medicine Hat College’s volleyball and basketball teams hit the road Friday for games that are certainly important, but for far different reasons. For the women’s sides, it’s all about building momentum as they prepare for their respective eight-team tournaments which are ... Read More »

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Injuries piling up for Tigers

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 7th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken With three key forwards missing from the lineup, the Medicine Hat Tigers have been forced to lean on their depth. Although the Tigers are riding a small two-game slide following Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime backbreaker to the Prince Albert Raiders, Medicine Hat’s unsung heroes have been making the most of their increased responsibility through the ... Read More »

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Raiders pull a fast one for OT victory

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 6th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Prince Albert Raiders escaped the wrath of the broom on Wednesday night at the Canalta Centre. Trailing by a goal with less than 10 seconds left in regulation, Raiders centre Aliaksei Protas scored on the doorstep to force overtime before pulling the rug out in sudden death to steal a 4-3 victory from ... Read More »

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