October 22nd, 2021

Local Sports

Soakin’ in the Tubb: It’s time to enjoy the Blue Jays as they are

By JAMES TUBB on September 24th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb When on a roller coaster, do you focus on the exciting ride ahead or how much lunch is going to cost once you’re off the ride? Kind of a silly question, right? So why, as the Blue Jays are in a tight playoff race for the first time in four seasons(not counting last year’s ... Read More »

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Medicine Hat netminder looking to capitalize on the season

By JAMES TUBB on September 24th, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb It’s his first full pre-season and Beckett Langkow is already eyeing the Tigers starting role. Medicine Hat’s number one goalie, Garin Bjorklund, is currently at NHL camp with the Washington Capitals, which leaves Langkow as the most experienced net minder in camp and gives him the chance to show the Tigers how he can ... Read More »

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Saint John to host 2022 Memorial Cup

By Medicine Hat News on September 23rd, 2021

The Canadian Hockey League announced today that the Saint John Sea Dogs have been awarded the hosting rights of the 2022 Memorial Cup presented by Kia beginning June 3, 2022. “We are extremely excited to be granting the rights to host this event to Saint John for the first time,” said CHL President Dan MacKenzie. ... Read More »

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Inside the CFL: Lions defying expectations as CFL season progresses

By GRAHAM KELLY on September 23rd, 2021

On Aug. 5, when I made my prediction for the order of finish in the Western Conference, I picked B.C. to finish last because they had made so many changes. I was wrong. It seems likely they will make the playoffs, while for the first time in league history, neither Alberta team will qualify for ... Read More »

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Two returning Tigers looking to grow with team

By JAMES TUBB on September 23rd, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb Going from being a rookie to filling a role in less than a year will be a quick transition for a couple of Tigers. In last year’s shortened WHL season, Oren Shtrom and Carlin Dezainde were only rookies with Medicine Hat. Now as the team faces a full 68 game regular season, they will ... Read More »

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Cubs await city’s go-ahead

By JAMES TUBB on September 23rd, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb This isn’t how the Medicine Hat Cubs expected their season to start.  They won their first game of the season Saturday, 5-1 against the Lomond Lakers on the road. Now, three days before their home opener against Sylvan Lake, the Cubs are locked out of their arena.  According to Cubs president Troy Sandau, the ... Read More »

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Red Deer to host WHL Cup

By JAMES TUBB on September 22nd, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb The top prospects for the 2021 WHL Draft will be heading to Red Deer. The Western Hockey League announced Tuesday that the city of Red Deer would play host for the 2021 WHL Cup. The four-day series, running from Oct. 20-24, features the top 2006-born players from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, all ... Read More »

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Hatter taking Canada’s game to Egypt

By JAMES TUBB on September 22nd, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb Teaching hockey skills in Egypt, sounds crazy doesn’t it? That’s exactly what Justin Scott, owner of Performance Edge Hockey Development, will do later this month. The certified power skating and Hockey Canada skills coach is heading to Cairo on Sept. 28 for two weeks of teaching skills to both young and adult players. He ... Read More »

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Vikings gearing up for Hat High

By JAMES TUBB on September 22nd, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb Two perfect teams will enter Friday night, only one will exit. The matchup at the Methanex Bowl between the Hat High Hawks and the Crescent Heights Vikings will see both teams put their perfect records on the line. The Vikings are coming off of a 28-6 win against the Brooks Buffalos last Friday. Head ... Read More »

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Tigers pre-season update

By JAMES TUBB on September 22nd, 2021

jtubb@medicinehatnews.com@ReporterTubb With the regular season on the horizon, the Tigers have some decisions ahead. Medicine Hat’s regular season gets underway Oct. 1 in Swift Current, against the same Broncos they will face this up-coming weekend in a home-and-home series. Between now and then, head coach and general manager Willie Desjardins will have to slim down ... Read More »

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