September 23rd, 2017

Local Sports

Lightning charged up for inaugural season

By Woodard, Dale on September 16th, 2017

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Lightning Senior AA hockey team is ready to strike. As they get set to skate into their first season in The Ranchland Hockey League, the senior men’s team introduced its head coach for the franchise’s inaugural season and announced tryout dates at a press conference Friday morning at ... Read More »

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Rookie camp stint valuable

By Woodard, Dale on September 15th, 2017

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com It was a Wild experience that Giorgio Estephan can now take back to Lethbridge. As the Lethbridge Hurricanes ran through practice Thursday afternoon at the Enmax Centre, the 20-year-old centre was back with this teammates, fresh off his appearance at the Minnesota Wild’s rookie camp. Fellow Canes teammate and defenceman ... Read More »

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Kodiaks chasing gold

By Woodard, Dale on September 15th, 2017

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge College Kodiaks cross country running team is ready to go for dual gold once again. After silver medal performances at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference championship last year in both the men’s and women’s ranks, the Kodiaks look to move a notch up the medal rankings and back ... Read More »

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Pronghorns womens’ soccer team hosting home-opening weekend

By Woodard, Dale on September 15th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s soccer team is coming home this weekend. After opening the Canada West season last weekend on the road, the Pronghorns return home to the University of Lethbridge Stadium for their home-opening weekend as the Fraser Valley Cascades and Trinity Western Spartans come to town Saturday and Sunday, ... Read More »

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Horns men’s soccer team heads west

By Woodard, Dale on September 15th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald As they hit the mid-point of the Canada West season, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men’s team hits the West Coast this weekend. The road trip kicks off tonight as the Horns (1-3-2), take on the the Trinity Western Spartans in Langley at 7 p.m., local time and wrap up the weekend Sunday ... Read More »

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Washington school shooting hits close to home for LCI Rams

By Woodard, Dale on September 15th, 2017

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com A tragic event across the border has hit close to home for the LCI Rams. A 15-year-old student is accused of shooting a classmate to death and wounding three others Wednesday at Freeman High School, a rural school near the small town of Rockford, Wash. Last week, the Rams were ... Read More »

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Canes earn invites to NHL main camps

By Woodard, Dale on September 14th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald After attending rookie camps, three members of the Lethbridge Hurricanes are off to NHL main camps beginning this weekend. After a strong showing with the Edmonton Oilers rookies at the Young Stars Classic in Penticton last week, Canes goaltender Stuart Skinner is off to the team’s main camp. Skinner, who also hails from ... Read More »

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Coyotes complete sweep

By Woodard, Dale on September 14th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald The Chinook Coyotes girls volleyball team scored a home sweep during Southern Alberta High School Volleyball League play Wednesday night. Chinook’s Abigail Gruenhage led the way with seven kills, one block and three aces as the Coyotes notched a 3-0 win (25-22, 25-13, 25-17) over the Immanuel Christian Eagles. Jade Mierau added four ... Read More »

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Canes revel in success

By Woodard, Dale on September 13th, 2017

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com AC/DC sang about it and named an album after it. Now the Lethbridge Hurricanes are living it. At the club’s annual general meeting Tuesday night it was announced to the shareholders in attendance that after a successful 2016-17 Western Hockey League regular season and playoff run that ran six games ... Read More »

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Golf, volleyball and football share the high school sporting stage

By Woodard, Dale on September 13th, 2017

This week’s ‘High School Notebook’ column by Dave Wells The Alberta Schools Athletic Association South Zone Golf Championships are scheduled to tee-off Thursday in Blairmore at the spectacularly scenic and wildly undulating Crowsnest Pass Golf & Country Club. Here’s hoping the event comes off as planned. You see, due to smoky conditions, it is plausible ... Read More »

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W.R. Myers opens with road victory

By Woodard, Dale on September 13th, 2017

Lethbridge Herald The Taber W.R. Myers Rebels earned a road win as the boys Southern Alberta High School Volleyball League season began Tuesday night. The Rebels headed to Coaldale to face the Kate Andrews Pride and earned a 3-1 win (25-22, 25-21, 12-25, 15-17). Leading the Rebels was Cole Layton with 12 kills, one block ... Read More »

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