July 2nd, 2020

Local Sports

Members identified for University of Lethbridge Hockey Advisory Committee

By Lethbridge Herald on June 9th, 2020

University of Lethbridge release: The members of the committee that will look into the possible reinstatement of men’s and women’s hockey at the University of Lethbridge have been chosen.The Hockey Advisory Committee, which was established shortly after the U of L discontinued its men’s and women’s hockey programs in April, will be led by Chair ... Read More »

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McKenzie tour cancels 2020 season

By Jensen, Randy on May 30th, 2020

Cancellation means no 2020 Lethbridge Paradise Canyon Open LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada announced on Friday that the 2020 season has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. The Lethbridge Paradise Canyon Open, which was originally scheduled for June 25-28, is among the cancellations. “Working closely with the ... Read More »

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Former LCI volleyball standout commits to Kodiaks

By Jensen, Randy on May 29th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s volleyball head coach Greg Gibos has another local standout with the commitment of Tanner Folden for the 2020-21 season. A six-foot-three middle blocker, Folden has been key to the success of the LCI Rams volleyball program over the past several seasons. He led the Rams to three consecutive zone ... Read More »

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Lacrosse is the oldest organized sport in North America

By Jensen, Randy on May 28th, 2020

Submitted by Lethbridge Sport Council June is National Indigenous History Month and the official beginning of summer. Canada’s official summer sport lacrosse has deep historical and cultural roots. Local coach and parent Chad Chief Moon is motivated to bring lacrosse to more boys and girls across the region. Originating in North America, lacrosse is a ... Read More »

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Lethbridge Minor Hockey named Alberta Minor Hockey Association of the Year

By Jensen, Randy on May 23rd, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD The Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association has been named Minor Hockey Association of the Year by Hockey Alberta. Hockey Alberta noted in its release that Lethbridge Minor Hockey has been a leader in its attempts to grow the game in Alberta, especially with their female program. Lethbridge has shown growth at all levels of ... Read More »

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Sport centre launches app to help athletes train

By Lethbridge Herald on May 20th, 2020

Lethbridge Herald Alberta Sport Development Centre Southwest (ASDC SW) continues to provide programs and resources for athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic.ASDC SW launched the VOLT@Home app in early May for athletes to train at home. The coaches at the High Performance Training Centre at the University of Lethbridge customize each eight-week training program based on ... Read More »

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New landscape for U Sports amid COVID-19

By Lethbridge Herald on May 20th, 2020

Donna Spencer THE CANADIAN PRESS Josiah Joseph is prepared to live a monk’s life to quarterback the University of Calgary Dinos this year.Canadian universities are rolling out plans to restrict student access to campuses and increase online learning for the fall semester in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.But what does that mean for ... Read More »

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Football Alberta cancels summer provincial programs

By Jensen, Randy on May 16th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Football Alberta as been forced to cancel the majority of its provincial team programs for the summer of 2020. Football Canada announced Friday all events Football Alberta teams would have been participating in this summer have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Football Canada events that have been cancelled as of Friday ... Read More »

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Oczkowski captures Football Alberta award

By Yoos, Cam on May 15th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Football Alberta announced its year-end awards for the 2019 season on Thursday, and a Lethbridge coach was among those honoured. Veronica Oczkowski, of the Lethbridge Jr. Bantam Cougars, has been named the Novice Coach of the Year. In her second year of coaching, Oczkowski has made an impression on the Cougars’ program. After ... Read More »

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Kodiaks add Lewis for 2020-21 season

By Yoos, Cam on May 15th, 2020

LETHBRIDGE HERALD Lethbridge College Kodiaks men’s basketball head coach Ryan Heggie has unveiled a coveted local recruit as his first player signing of the off-season. Cardston product Ty Lewis has committed to join the Kodiaks for 2020-21. A multi-sport athlete, Lewis competed in both basketball and football for Cardston high school. “Ty is a player ... Read More »

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Sports organizations attempt to weather COVID-19 crisis

By Yoos, Cam on May 13th, 2020

Submitted by Lethbridge Sport Council The Lethbridge Sport Council distributed a survey to local sport organizations on the current and anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. To date there have been 37 survey respondents totalling over 15,000 members and 1,500 volunteers. Survey respondents were 60 per cent non-profit and 40 per cent for-profit sport organizations. ... Read More »

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