March 31st, 2020

Sports

Local Sports

  • City sports programs have impressive histories

    Submitted by Lethbridge Sport Council In part one of this two-part series published March 4, the history of the Lethbridge College Kodiaks and the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns was covered. Part two will cover the history of the Prairie Baseball Academy, the Lethbridge Bulls and the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Splitting athletes between both the Lethbridge College [...] Read More »

    11 mins ago
  • Several local groups offering pandemic activities

    Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Sport Council is providing numerous ways to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic, compiling a list of local organizations and businesses – and non-local related organizations – who are offering active living, active recreation and sport opportunities in alternate ways such as providing online resources, Facebook Live or YouTube videos. The [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Hurricanes announce refund packages

    Lethbridge Herald With the cancellation of their last three Western Hockey League regular-season home games as well as the playoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lethbridge Hurricanes are offering fans refunds for the lost games. The cancelled home dates are March 13 against the Edmonton Oil Kings, March 18 against the Swift Current Broncos and [...] Read More »

    5 days ago
  • Kicking it in cyberspace

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down gyms across Lethbridge. So Champion Taekwon-Do is using cyberspace to bring a little fitness, workouts and fun challenges to its members. With the COVID virus shutting Champion Taekwon-Do’s doors last week, instructors Josh Dumoulin and Nicole Stratychuk kicked it over to the internet to [...] Read More »

    7 days ago
  • du Toit cards big round before hiatus

    Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Jared du Toit had one last event to play in. He made it count. Playing in the final round of the Western Skies Classic as part of the Outlaw Tour Thursday in Gilbert, Arizona, the 24-year-old golfer from Kimberly B.C. shot a rare 59 to rocket himself back into contention [...] Read More »

    1 week ago

National Sports

  • Former Stampeders running back Tim Petros rose through Calgary football ranks

    CALGARY – Former Calgary Stampeders running back Tim Petros has died. He was 58. Born and raised in Calgary, Petros played at the University of Calgary before joining his hometown CFL team in 1984. In 100 games from 1984 to 1990, Petros had 2,228 career rushing yards and 18 touchdowns while adding 141 catches for [...] Read More »

    10 hours ago
  • Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames announce temporary layoffs

    The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames have announced temporary staff reductions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The moves on Monday come with nearly all major sports leagues and events suspended because of the novel coronavirus. The Calgary Sports and Entertainment (CSEC), which owns the Flames, the Western Hockey League’s Hitmen, the National Lacrosse League’s Roughnecks [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Former Canucks goalie Lack retires after taking time off with hip injury

    Former Vancouver Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack is retiring from the NHL. Lack, who had been sidelined this season with a hip injury, made the announcement Monday on his Twitter account in a four-part farewell video. The 32-year-old from Norrtalje, Sweden, played five seasons in the NHL with Vancouver, Carolina, Calgary and New Jersey. He posted [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • Long road, but less limbo for Canadian athletes bound for Tokyo Games

    On the coldest, wettest, hardest days on Elk Lake, rower Hillary Janssens told herself and her numb hands “this is the last winter we have to do this before Tokyo.” It wasn’t. The International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo organizing committee announced dates for the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Games on Monday, and that had [...] Read More »

    12 hours ago
  • USA Rugby votes to file for bankruptcy in bid to reorganize and stay alive

    USA Rugby, the sport’s governing body south of the border, has voted to officially file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy “as a result of compounded and insurmountable financial constraints.” In a statement on its website, USA Rugby said the suspension of sanctioned rugby activities due to COVID-19 “has accelerated the existing financial challenges facing the Union, [...] Read More »

    13 hours ago