April 18th, 2021

Local Sports

Tigers open camp this weekend

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 13th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers will hit the ice as a team for the first time in nearly 11 months this weekend at Co-Op Place. After reporting to Medicine Hat last Saturday, players and staff took part in quarantining and will meet up at the arena over the weekend to prepare for the opener of ... Read More »

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Training Matters: Curb anxiety and boost performance

By Brittney Nyrose on February 12th, 2021

We all know the feeling of nervousness when we are heading into a test. Test anxiety goes beyond general nervousness to include physical symptoms and emotional reactions that can be present either before, during or after a test and that interfere with one’s ability to perform well on the test. According to the research, test ... Read More »

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Local ringette season called off

By Medicine Hat News on February 12th, 2021

The ringette season is officially over in Medicine Hat. The Medicine Hat Ringette Association announced the news in a Thursday release. “The decision was a hard one to make,” MHRA president Jay Pinnell says in the release. “We all wanted to get back to the sport we love but we just couldn’t make it happen ... Read More »

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HJHL season cancelled

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 11th, 2021

rmccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The 2020-21 Heritage Junior Hockey League season is no more. Hockey Alberta announced Wednesday that its senior and junior leagues – excluding the AJHL – have “come to the unanimous decision to conclude all regular league play” for the rest of the campaign. While it means no more regular season action, Cubs president Troy ... Read More »

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Hockey Alberta cancels minor hockey season

By Medicine Hat News on February 4th, 2021

COVID-19 has wiped another minor hockey season off the slate in Alberta. Hockey Alberta announced its decision Tuesday evening to conclude AAA, AA and tiered league games for the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign. While it doesn’t necessarily spell an end to hockey of all forms this season, competitive league play is officially off the ... Read More »

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Aaron Crawford signs with Stamps

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on February 3rd, 2021

mccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken Professional football has taken Medicine Hat’s Aaron Crawford down an unforgettable road, and it’s finally leading him home. The 34-year-old long snapper has signed with the Calgary Stampeders, the team announced Tuesday, opening a brand-new chapter in his Canadian Football League career after seven seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. “It feels great,” Crawford said ... Read More »

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WHL faces off on Feb. 26

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on January 29th, 2021

mccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken The Medicine Hat Tigers are finally coming back to town. The Western Hockey League announced Thursday afternoon it has been granted approval from Alberta Health and the provincial government to return to play – allowing the Alberta-based Central Division to commence its 24-game regular season without spectators on Feb. 26. “We’ve waited for a ... Read More »

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Hat High football taking a competitive step up

By RYAN MCCRACKEN on January 28th, 2021

mccracken@medicinehatnews.com@MHNMcCracken After six straight years on top of the Rangeland Football Conference – and one without a champion due COVID-19 – Medicine Hat High School will be shifting its focus to a higher level. Head coach Quinn Skelton announced this week that his squad will be joining the Southern Alberta Division 1 Football League, which ... Read More »

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Local athletes hold ‘Let Them Play’ rally

By Justin Seward on January 28th, 2021

news@cypresscourier.com Young athletes across the region participated in a province-wide ‘Let Them Play’ rally in hopes of getting kids back to playing sports. Bow Island Minor Hockey had 46 attendees at its event on Jan. 26 beside the town’s arena, while a similar demonstration took place in Medicine Hat, featuring young athletes of all kinds. ... Read More »

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Pahl signs on with St. Thomas

By Justin Seward on January 22nd, 2021

Cypress County’s Alli Pahl will play NCAA Division 1 women’s hockey with the University of St. Thomas-Minneapolis starting next fall after signing a national letter of intent on Dec. 12. The 18-year-old blueliner earned her way onto college radars after a few strong seasons in Canadian Sport School Hockey League, including a handful of games ... Read More »

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