July 5th, 2020

Local Sports

Academy joins AAA league

By Medicine Hat News on May 19th, 2020

Top-tier minor hockey in the Medicine Hat area got a huge boost Saturday when Willie Desjardins’ South Alberta Hockey Academy announced it will ice two under-18 teams this fall in a AAA-level league. Both a boys and a girls under-18 team will play in the Canadian Sports School Hockey League, with all players attending Eagle ... Read More »

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McCoy’s Davies moving on but staying a Colt

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on May 16th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Haedyn Davies will officially graduate from Monsignor McCoy High School next month – but he’ll still be a Colt next season. The McCoy-Eagle Butte Colts slotback recently committed to continue his career on the gridiron with the Canadian Junior Football League’s Calgary Colts and says he can’t wait to get a taste of the ... Read More »

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Egert goes to powerhouse: Mohawks record-holder commits to play with U of A Golden Bears

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on May 16th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Ethan Egert has joined up with the University of Alberta’s Golden Bears.  The graduating Hat High Mohawks basketball player committed to the Golden Bears earlier this month after closing out his high school career with school records in points, rebounds, assists and steals. “It was a great three years. I really enjoyed my time ... Read More »

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Ready to roll: Drag strip set for May 29 opening races

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on May 15th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Drag Racing Association will kick off the season as planned at the end of the month, but the high-octane action will be restricted to participants only until Stage 3 of the provincial government’s relaunch strategy. MHDRA president Dave Toth says the season will officially begin on its original date of May ... Read More »

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Team celebrates grads with drive-by

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on May 14th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Monsignor McCoy Colts varsity girls basketball team was unable to play for a provincial title due to COVID-19, but the pandemic didn’t prevent the squad and its fans from honouring graduating players in a drive-by celebration on Wednesday evening at Kin Coulee Park. “It’s definitely very special, especially seeing all the JV’s here, ... Read More »

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Players used their league benefits

By Medicine Hat News on May 13th, 2020

Thirty-one Medicine Hat Tigers alumni put their Western Hockey League scholarships to good use this school year.  For each season played in the WHL, players are awarded with a one-year post-secondary scholarship, which includes tuition, required textbooks and compulsory fees.  A total of 402 WHL graduates used their scholarships this year.  Medicine Hat’s 31 alumni ... Read More »

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Local club opening for limited play

By Medicine Hat News on May 13th, 2020

The Medicine Hat Tennis Club has figured out a way to open its doors to members today, though the season will unsurprisingly look nothing like normal. An email from the club to members Tuesday stated that “the City of Medicine Hat, with direction from the provincial government’s relaunch strategy, has permitted the club to open ... Read More »

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One door closes, another opens: Hat product Torrin White moving to Ottawa after University of Lethbridge hockey shut down

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on May 13th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Torrin White has shifted his focus to Carleton. The 25-year-old Hatter had his post-secondary hockey career put on hold when the University of Lethbridge announced it was eliminating the Pronghorns hockey programs last month in response to cuts made by the provincial government. Thankfully, White says he was already in the process of joining ... Read More »

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Monarchs, Knights’ baseball season officially cancelled

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on May 13th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken There will be no American Legion Baseball in Medicine Hat this summer – or anywhere else for that matter – but that doesn’t necessarily rule out the potential for action on the local diamonds in the coming months.  American Legion Baseball officially cancelled all sanctioned events for the upcoming summer on Sunday, but Mike ... Read More »

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Tigers sign another local product

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on May 7th, 2020

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers announced Wednesday that they have signed another South East Athletic Club product in 15-year-old Shane Smith. The 5-foot-10, 159-pound centre from Cessford spent most of his minor hockey days in Medicine Hat before joining up with Calgary’s Edge School this past season. His name was called by the Tigers in ... Read More »

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