August 6th, 2020

Local Sports

Alberta Summer Games would have started this week

By Woodard, Dale on July 22nd, 2020

Lethbridge Sport Council It feels a lot like the movie Groundhog Day as we begin the one-year countdown to the 2021 Alberta Summer Games, previously known as the 2020 Alberta Summer Games. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, sport events near and far have been cancelled or postponed. The Lethbridge Alberta Summer Games have ... Read More »

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Paisley to coach Jr. B Copperheads

By Woodard, Dale on July 22nd, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The last time Doug Paisley played Junior B hockey was in 1989 with the Lethbridge Bridge City Barons. The head coach of the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s hockey team is headed back to those ranks, this time behind the bench. On Monday, the Copperheads announced they had hired Paisley ... Read More »

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Locals struggle on Day 1

By Woodard, Dale on July 22nd, 2020

Lethbridge Herald Local golfers will have a bit of ground to make up as the Alberta Men’s Amateur Championship heads into Day 2 today. Lethbridge’s Darin Bertschi and Ryan O’Donnell sat at six-over 77 and tied for 60th as scores were still coming in on the opening day of the championship Tuesday in Medicine Hat. ... Read More »

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Native Sons get Hall recognition

By Woodard, Dale on July 22nd, 2020

Lethbridge Herald The Lethbridge Native Sons have scored some provincial recognition. The Native Sons hockey team was inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Class Sunday. The team, along with seven individual recipients, were honoured at this year’s induction banquet in Canmore. The Native Sons were hometown heroes at the 1975 Canada ... Read More »

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Locals leg it out in Ultra Marathon

By Woodard, Dale on July 17th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Through no fault of his own, Sam Yamamoto was a little off his running game. So the music teacher at LCI threw himself into an intense international race with a gruelling, last-man-standing format as Yamamoto and 11 other Lethbridge runners laced up for the Quarantine Backyard Ultra last weekend. With ... Read More »

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PBR rides again

By Woodard, Dale on July 15th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Professional bull riding is coming back to Lethbridge. So grab your parking spot and get comfortable. After a 138-day hiatus from competition in Canada, PBR will usher in the return of fan-attended professional sporting events in the country when the elite Monster Energy Tour holds back-to-back events July 23 at ... Read More »

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Eight Canes alumni on NHL training camp rosters

By Woodard, Dale on July 15th, 2020

Lethbridge As the National Hockey League heads into Phase 3’s Return to Play and training camps, there will healthy dose of Lethbridge Hurricanes alumni. Eight former Canes make up eight different rosters as Calen Addison (Minnesota Wild), Brayden Burke (Arizona Coyotes), Reid Duke (Vegas Golden Knights), Brennan Menell (Minnesota Wild), Luca Sbisa (Winnipeg Jets), Colton ... Read More »

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Import Draft pick won’t be joining Canes

By Woodard, Dale on July 13th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com The Lethbridge Hurricanes pick in this year’s Canadian Hockey League Import Draft won’t be coming over to these shores. Fortunately for the Canes, they have two players already ably filling that import role. Picking 48th overall in this year’s Import Draft last month, the Hurricanes selected 17-year-old right winger Nikita ... Read More »

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Local sports getting kick started

By Woodard, Dale on July 11th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com With the crack of a bat or a kick of the ball, summer sports are starting to emerge in Lethbridge. As Lethbridge’s COVID-19 relaunch continues with the opening of venues around the city, athletes have also received the green light to get active in their respective sports once again in ... Read More »

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Hawkins serves for Canada

By Woodard, Dale on July 11th, 2020

Dale Woodard Lethbridge Herald sports@lethbridgeherald.com Mike Hawkins is returning to national coaching stage once again. But this time around it comes with a twist for the local volleyball coach. The Lethbridge product and current coach of the UBC Thunderbirds men’s volleyball team of the Canada West has been named the head coach of Canada’s U-19 ... Read More »

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1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness to reopen with limitations

By Woodard, Dale on July 10th, 2020

Lethbridge Herald With the University of Lethbridge working toward a gradual and safe reopening of its facilities, Horns Recreation announced Wednesday the reopening of the 1st Choice Savings Centre on Monday in a limited capacity. “We look forward to welcoming our members back to our facilities,” says Bill Halma, director of Horns Recreation in a ... Read More »

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