April 18th, 2021

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A day in the new life of a Tiger: WHLers face significantly different lifestyle in pandemic-shortened season

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 26th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Life in the Dub just ain’t the same as it used to be. With the COVID-19 pandemic still stuck between the spokes of sports organizations the planet over, the Western Hockey League has been forced to employ a number of varied methods in order to keep the game alive for its crop of hopeful ... Read More »

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Chyzowski to captain Tigers

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 25th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken With 257 games of Western Hockey League experience under his belt, Ryan Chyzowski is set to lead the Medicine Hat Tigers into a season like no other. The 20-year-old centre was officially named captain of the Tigers on Wednesday, with his team’s 24-game season set to begin Friday in Red Deer. Fellow overagers Brett ... Read More »

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Tigers name leadership group

By Ryan McCracken on February 24th, 2021

The Medicine Hat Tigers have named their new captain. The team announced Wednesday morning that Ryan Chyzowski will serve as Medicine Hat’s captain for the Western Hockey League’s 24-game season. Cole Clayton and Brett will take on alternate roles, with Carson Hopwo and Lukas Svekjovsky rotating a third “A” for the team. Chyzowski steps into ... Read More »

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Wacey Hamilton calls it a career

By Medicine Hat News on February 24th, 2021

Former Medicine Hat Tigers captain Wacey Hamilton has decided to call it a career. The Utica Comets thanked Hamilton for his dedication to the AHL squad over six seasons in the city – including the past four as an alternate captain. “Thank you Wacey Hamilton for everything you brought to Utica over the past six ... Read More »

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Rattlers seeking new soccer coach

By Medicine Hat News on February 24th, 2021

Medicine Hat College is in the market for a new soccer coach. The Rattlers announced Tuesday morning they are searching for a new coach following the resignation of Rob Cavicchia, effective March 26. Cavicchia served as head coach of the men’s and women’s soccer and futsal squads and executive director of Medicine Hat Soccer Association ... Read More »

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Jackpots aim to keep junior hockey afloat

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 23rd, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Medicine Hat Tigers fans may not be able to attend games this season, but they can still get in on the 50/50s from the comfort of their couches. The Western Hockey League, Alberta Junior Hockey League and Government of Alberta unveiled Jackpots for Junior Hockey on Monday morning – a new initiative that will ... Read More »

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Clayton pushing next generation: Tigers’ lone overage defenceman setting the example at camp

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 20th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken As the sole overager on a young blue line, Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman Cole Clayton knows he has an important role to fill as his team pushes toward the Western Hockey League’s 24-game season. With 10 of the team’s 23 players sporting no more than a game’s worth of experience, the 20-year-old Strathmore product ... Read More »

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Tigers settle goalie, OA situations

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 19th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers have released goaltender Evan Fradette and overage forward Cyle McNabb, trimming the lineup down to 23 players with one week left before the puck drops on the Western Hockey League’s 24-game season. As a result of the cuts, Ryan Chyzowski, Brett Kemp and Cole Clayton will fill Medicine Hat’s three ... Read More »

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Krebs is following family footsteps

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 16th, 2021

mccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken After watching his older brothers work their way through the WHL system and following right behind in their footsteps, Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman Dru Krebs is set to embark on what could be his first solo chapter in the Dub. The 17-year-old Okotoks product is entering his second season with the Tigers, and his ... Read More »

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Several players competing elsewhere as Tigers enter camp

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 13th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers enter camp with somewhat of a different makeup from last season. On top of parting with overagers James Hamblin, Dylan Plouffe and Parker Gavlas, the Tigers will be starting the year without several other players who have opted to move on from the WHL or are playing on loan with ... Read More »

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