April 18th, 2021

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Oil Kings hand Tigers first loss

By Ryan McCracken on March 5th, 2021

The Medicine Hat Tigers were handed their first loss of the Western Hockey League season in a 4-2 setback to the Edmonton Oil Kings on the road Friday. Edmonton took over a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes on goals from Liam Keeler and Dylan Guenther. Lukas Svejkovsky answered for the Tigers late in the second, ... Read More »

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Shtrom no stranger to new scenery: Rookie forward joins Tigers in new chapter of nomadic hockey life

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 5th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Oren Shtrom is no stranger to a change of scenery. The 16-year-old forward is embarking on his rookie season with the Medicine Hat Tigers after living in multiple states and provinces, and learning from some of the best the game has to offer. “I’ve kind of just been all over the map,” said Shtrom, ... Read More »

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Andresen ready for early shot with Tigers

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 4th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Reid Andresen is ready to make the most of a rare opportunity with the Medicine Hat Tigers. With most levels of hockey still on pause, first-round picks from the 2020 bantam draft, like Andresen, have been able to join up with their Western Hockey League squads a year earlier than usual. “It means a ... Read More »

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SAHA connection paying off: Five players make jump from SAHA to Tigers for WHL’s 24-game season

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 3rd, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers boast one of their youngest rosters in recent memory – but five of the team’s 10 rookies have entered the Western Hockey League with some chemistry and familiarity after opening their season at South Alberta Hockey Academy in Dunmore. Oasiz Wiesblatt, Cayden Glover, Tyler MacKenzie, Oren Shtrom and Teague Patton ... Read More »

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Ridley gets nod from hockey world on milestone night

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on March 2nd, 2021

mccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers Oasiz Wiesblatt and Brayden Boehm will forever be linked to one of the most incredible accomplishments in Western Hockey League history. The pair of rookie forwards both lit the lamp for the first time in their careers on Saturday night at Co-op Place, helping secure a 7-2 victory over the Red ... Read More »

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Tigers honour Bob Ridley with win over Rebels

By Ryan McCracken on February 27th, 2021

On a night celebrating the unparalleled accomplishments of broadcaster Bob Ridley, the Medicine Hat Tigers left nothing to chance. Cole Clayton set the stage for the evening to come with a goal and two assists in a four-goal first period, and the Tigers came away with a 7-2 victory. Eager to give Ridley something to ... Read More »

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Tigers come back to steal opener

By Ryan McCracken on February 26th, 2021

The Medicine Hat Tigers returned to the ice after a 353-day hiatus to steal a crazy comeback from the Red Deer Rebels on Friday night at Westerner Park Centrium. After falling into a 4-1 deficit early in the third, Corson Hopwo scored the first hat trick of his career to lead the Tigers all the ... Read More »

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Let’s take a trip back in time

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 26th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Let’s take a trip back in time. It’s 2020 – early March, before all the chaos took hold. COVID-19 is beginning to spread in North America, but optimism and excitement are still very much at the forefront in Medicine Hat as the hometown Tigers approach a home-and-home set with the Swift Current Broncos. Two ... Read More »

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On the road again: Bob Ridley back behind the wheel, but not on the bus

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 26th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken A few years back, longtime Medicine Hat Tigers broadcaster Bob Ridley made the decision to stop driving the team bus to and from road games, but continued on behind the mic and now sits on the cusp of 4,000 games. But in order to reach that milestone, he’ll have to climb back behind the ... Read More »

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4000: A massive milestone

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 26th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The following story was written for publication in the March 13, 2020 edition of the Medicine Hat News, however the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the cancellation of last year’s WHL season, and with it Bob Ridley’s 4,000th game. Nearly a full year later, Ridley is once again knocking on the door of that milestone, now ... Read More »

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