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Black tops Orange twice in weekend U13 showdown

By Medicine Hat News on November 10th, 2020

Minor hockey teams were able to squeak some games in this weekend before the city was hit with a foot of snow. Medicine Hat’s U13 Black and Orange teams faced off Friday and Sunday night, with Black coming away with a pair of wins. Black was able to edge Orange 6-5 Friday night at Hockey ... Read More »

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SAHA takes control in 5-1 win over NAX

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on November 7th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken South Alberta Hockey Academy’s U18 male prep squad kicked off a three-game swing in Edmonton with a commanding 5-1 victory over the Canadian Sport School Hockey League’s reigning regular season champion Northern Alberta Xtreme. Five of SAHA’s seven Medicine Hat Tigers prospects in action hit the scoresheet, including a two-goal performance from Tyler MacKenzie ... Read More »

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Wiesblatt right on track: Top Tigers prospect growing his game with SAHA

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on November 7th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Oasiz Wiesblatt is within sight of the Medicine Hat Tigers dressing room – literally. The 16-year-old centre played his first Canadian Sport School Hockey League game with South Alberta Hockey Academy’s U18 male prep squad at Co-op Place last month, picking up his first assist in the process. With his first year of full-time ... Read More »

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AMS splits a pair to close out volleyball season

By Medicine Hat News on November 7th, 2020

The Alexandra Middle School girls B volleyball team closed the book on an unusual volleyball season with a pair of splits on Thursday evening. After taking a narrow 27-25 win from Crescent Heights then falling 20-25 in a second set, Alexandra returned to the court and ended things on a wild note with a 27-25, ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Recreation makes our community a better place to call home

By Ed Stiles on November 6th, 2020

Re-creation… the pursuit of a physical activity and or social engagement that helps re-create our present mental and physical state. Getting lost in a game of hockey, pickleball or tennis, focusing on lifting a weight, the next Zumba step, the foot placement on a hike, paddling the river, x-country Skiing, riding a bike… all these ... Read More »

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Three cases on Copperheads

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on November 6th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken RYAN MCCRACKEN rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com Twitter: MHNMcCracken Three players on the Coaldale Copperheads have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the cancellation of this weekend’s pair of games against the Medicine Hat Cubs. Cubs president Troy Sandau says the exposure took place prior to last weekend’s games between Medicine Hat and Coaldale. However, the three players who ... Read More »

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ACAC cancels winter athletics season

By Medicine Hat News on November 5th, 2020

One day after Medicine Hat College opted to forgo the winter season for futsal, basketball and volleyball, the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference followed suit. MHC was joined by the majority of the ACAC’s member schools in opting to forgo the season, leading to Wednesday’s announcement from the conference. “Understandably this is a disappointing outcome for ... Read More »

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SAHA female squad itching to play

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on November 5th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The waiting game continues for South Alberta Hockey Academy’s U18 female prep squad. After getting in a pair of games against Oyen’s U15 boys squad last month, SAHA entered into what they hoped would only be a mandatory 14-day break from competition. But scheduling conflicts and a lack of opponents in the province have ... Read More »

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Colts rally back to top Vikings in four-set battle

By Medicine Hat News on November 5th, 2020

The McCoy Colts senior varsity volleyball team shook off an early deficit in enemy territory and stormed back for a four-set victory over the rival Vikings (16-25, 25-17, 27-19, 25-18) on Tuesday night at Crescent Heights High School. After dropping the first set by a considerable margin, the Colts dug in and took control of ... Read More »

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Rattlers to forgo winter competition

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on November 4th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Rattlers have opted to forgo competition in this year’s Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference winter season for basketball, volleyball and futsal. Medicine Hat College president and CEO Kevin Shufflebotham says the decision – announced late Tuesday afternoon – was reached after extensive discussions with other colleges across Alberta. It didn’t come lightly, ... Read More »

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