February 20th, 2020

Local Sports

Raiders rally to avoid season series sweep

By Ryan McCracken on February 5th, 2020

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 to force sudden death before pulling the rug out in overtime to steal a 4-3 victory from the Medicine Hat Tigers ... Read More »

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Ringette: Mercury climbs to silver finish

By Medicine Hat News on February 5th, 2020

Medicine Hat’s Mercury ringette team was hot when it needed to be in reaching the final of a tournament in Strathmore this past weekend. The under-14 A side wound up second at the Laurie Morton Ruppe Memorial, their only two losses to the host team but no blowouts reported on either end of the ledger. ... Read More »

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Wheelchair team rolls to tourney win

By Medicine Hat News on February 5th, 2020

Every Thursday, Medicine Hat’s Mustangs take over a corner of the Family Leisure Centre gymnasium with their wheelchairs and play basketball. This past weekend in Lethbridge, they took over in a far more competitive setting. The Mustangs won what is likely their only event of the season, the Alberta B Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at the ... Read More »

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Minor hockey: Heading down the homestretch

By Medicine Hat News on February 4th, 2020

Playoffs are a month away and the South East Athletic Club’s midget 15-year-old Tigers are right in the mix. The Tigers split a pair of games this past weekend, beating the Calgary Royals Blue Saturday before a loss in Lethbridge Sunday. They never trailed in Calgary, with first-period goals from Kyle Woolridge, Daniel Ganert and ... Read More »

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Ex-Gator is showing bite as a Cougar

By Justin Seward on February 4th, 2020

Alta Newspaper Group It is not often a rookie university volleyball player cracks the starting lineup in their first year. But Bow Island’s Chris Byam jumped right in during in his first semester with the Mount Royal University Cougars men’s volleyball team in Calgary. “Definitely a big accomplishment for me,” said Byam, a 6-foot-6 outside ... Read More »

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Late push falls just short: Tigers score twice in final three minutes, but fail to force overtime in loss to Brandon

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 3rd, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken A flash of leather snuffed out a three-game winning streak on Saturday night at the Canalta Centre. After allowing an empty-netter with just over three minutes left in regulation, the Medicine Hat Tigers struck for two late goals to narrow a three-goal gap to just one, but a buzzer-beating glove save by Brandon Wheat ... Read More »

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Burgess records triple-double in loss to Red Deer

By Medicine Hat News on February 3rd, 2020

Kieron Burgess posted a triple-double on Saturday night at Red Deer College, but even that wasn’t enough to keep the Medicine Hat Rattlers in the running for the playoffs. The Rattlers guard recorded 22 points with 10 steals and 15 rebounds – 10 of which came off the defensive glass – while going 3-for-8 from ... Read More »

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It all comes down to this: Cubs top Lakers to set up home-and-home battle for second with Cochrane

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 3rd, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken It all comes down to next weekend for the Medicine Hat Cubs. After cruising to a 9-0 victory over the Lomond Lakers on Sunday at the Kinplex, the Cubs moved into sole possession of second in the Heritage Junior Hockey League’s Southern Division standings with just two games left in the season – a ... Read More »

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Patera keeps Tigers at bay

By Ryan McCracken on February 1st, 2020

Jiri Patera did enough to keep the Medicine Hat Tigers at bay on Saturday night at the Canalta Centre. The 20-year-old Brandon Wheat Kings goaltender stopped 35 pucks to bring Medicine Hat’s three-game winning streak to a grinding halt with a gritty 4-3 victory over the Tigers.  Medicine Hat slipped to third in the Central ... Read More »

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Second in sight: Cubs beat Copperheads, inching closer to first-round bye in playoffs

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 1st, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Cubs ousted the Coaldale Copperheads from the race for second place with a 6-1 victory on Friday night at the Kinplex. Cooper Hilworth scored twice, Brayden Anderson had four assists and Logan Leroux logged 43 saves to lead the Cubs their Highway 3 rival – ending Coaldale’s hopes of finishing second ... Read More »

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