March 29th, 2015

Area Sports

Walz casts vote for Hurricanes coach

By Lethbridge Herald on March 27th, 2015

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Score a glowing endorsement for the current head coach of the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Having played on a pair of powerhouse Hurricanes teams from 1988-90, Canes alumnus and former NHLer Wes Walz was back in Lethbridge Thursday afternoon. It’s been nearly 25 years since he was... Read More »

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Still plenty to play for

By Purcell, Dylan on March 26th, 2015

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Spring is right around the corner and the calendar is about to turn to April, but the Coaldale Copperheads schedule still has some games scrawled on it. And don’t expect Copperheads goaltender Dillan Kelly to be complaining too loudly about that. Fresh off... Read More »

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Peewee Hurricanes Red golden yet again

By Purcell, Dylan on March 26th, 2015

edmonton The Lethbridge Scotiabank peewee AA Hurricanes Red have captured the 2015 Provincial Peewee AA Minor Championship. In the team’s 60th game of the season, the Hurricanes defeated the Lloydminster Blazers 3-2 Sunday to cap off a 5-0-1 weekend and capture back-to-back provincial championships. The Canes started the... Read More »

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Copperheads sixth man a key in team’s championship

By Purcell, Dylan on March 26th, 2015

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com You can forgive the Coaldale Copperheads if they’re sometimes unsure if they’re playing a home game or a road game. It’s not that 2014-15 Heritage Junior B Hockey League champions are geographically-challenged or can’t identify the inside of their home stomping grounds at... Read More »

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Hurricanes to pick second in bantam draft

By Purcell, Dylan on March 26th, 2015

Lethbridge The Lethbridge Hurricanes will have the second overall pick in this year’s Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The Hurricanes finished as the runners-up to the Spokane Chiefs, who will pick first overall in the draft May 7 at league headquarters in Calgary after acquiring the pick from... Read More »

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High School Notebook: All-stars cap banner season

By Lethbridge Herald on March 25th, 2015

By Dave Wells With all the team titles decided it’s time to bring the 2014-15 high school basketball season curtain down with individual standouts shining on the hardwood. The associated Southern Alberta High School Girls and 4A Boys Basketball Leagues conduct their varsity all-star games jointly tonight at the University... Read More »

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Female Hurricanes win league title

By Purcell, Dylan on March 25th, 2015

Lethbridge Female bantam The Lethbridge Lakeview Dental Bantam Female Hurricanes are the Bantam Tier 2 champ for the Rocky Mountain Female League. The Hurricanes – who went 19-0-1 in league play – defeated the Brooks Prairie Thunder 2-0 in the team’s best-of-three final. The Canes posted a 3-... Read More »

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Raising Arizona — love of curling on display at rink in the desert

By Purcell, Dylan on March 24th, 2015

Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Local curlers ought to be ashamed of themselves. Some in the local curling community gnash their teeth at the prospect of driving all the way to the city’s westside to curl when the new Crossings facility near Copperwood opens next year... Read More »

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THE PERFECT FIT — Picture Butte’s Rylan Stroeve fits right in with Coaldale rec hockey program

By Lethbridge Herald on March 20th, 2015

Dylan Purcell LETHBRIDGE HERALD sports@lethbridgeherald.com Gisele Stroeve said it was heart-breaking to tell her son, Rylan, he couldn’t play hockey. Like any other young kid in Canada, Rylan wanted to play Canada’s game, the fastest game on ice. It’s a staple among Canadian culture that kids skate before they can walk... Read More »

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Multiple medals for LFC

By Lethbridge Herald on March 19th, 2015

Lethbridge The Lethbridge Football Club returned home with multiple medals following indoor provincials last weekend. The LFC U12 Chargers girls team earned provincial gold last weekend thanks to a 1-0 win over the Red Deer Renegades in Edmonton. Meanwhile, the LFC Tier II U14 girls team took home the bronze medal, defeating Foothills 4-1 in ... Read More »

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Kodiaks open play at nationals today

By Jensen, Randy on March 19th, 2015

LETHBRIDGE HERALD After sweeping the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference basketball championships two weeks ago, the Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s and women’s basketball teams will attempt to repeat the feat starting today at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Championships. The women’s championship tips off at Vancouver Island University in... Read More »

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