April 14th, 2021

Local Sports

WHL and AJHL hit the jackpot

By Dale Woodard on February 24th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com The Western Hockey League and the Alberta Junior Hockey League are inviting Alberta fans to get onside as both leagues prepare to play after being iced by the COVID-10 pandemic. When the puck drops, fans will have the chance to support junior hockey in their communities with a new 50/50 draw that will ... Read More »

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Kambeitz taking the captain’s reins

By Dale Woodard on February 19th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com Dino Kambeitz will don the Lethbridge Hurricanes captain’s ‘C’ this season. As the 21-year-old veteran becomes the 29th captain in franchise history, Kambeitz referenced a pretty good template as he takes that role. As they head into their abbreviated 24-game Western Hockey League season starting Friday in Edmonton against the Oil Kings before ... Read More »

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Addison making NHL debut

By Dale Woodard on February 16th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com In a shortened National Hockey League season, a third Lethbridge Hurricanes alumnus will make his NHL debut tonight. Defenceman Calen Addison will be in the lineup when the Minnesota Wild travel to Los Angeles to take on the Kings, looking to line up alongside veteran Ryan Suter. He is the third former Cane ... Read More »

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Back on ice

By Dale Woodard on February 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com Normally, the Lethbridge Hurricanes on the ice holding practice on a weekday afternoon at the Enmax Centre would be a common sight at this time of year. However, nearly a year after the COVID-19 pandemic chased the Canes and the rest of the Canadian Hockey League off the ice, the term “normal” has ... Read More »

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Blair Orr remembered

By Dale Woodard on February 14th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com Wesley Orr has plenty of memories of his father, Blair Orr, in the gym. However, the son’s memories of his father aren’t just there. Blair Orr passed away unexpectedly on his acreage near Standoff Jan. 28 at the age of 74. Orr was a former North American Karate Champion, a 10th Degree Black ... Read More »

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Local coaches earn Football Alberta honours

By Dale Woodard on February 12th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com Two local coaches were honoured as Football Alberta announced its newly-created “Award of Merit” following a trying 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lethbridge’s Andrew Kamitakahara and his creation of the Lethbridge U18 Flag Football League and Brock Ralph, a Raymond product and current offensive coordinator with the Edmonton Harry Ainlay Titans, were ... Read More »

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Jets’ head coach joins Phillies organization

By Cole Parkinson on February 12th, 2021

After 19 years with the Seattle Mariners organization as an amateur scout, Les McTavish has joined the Philadelphia Phillies in a similar role. With the COVID-19 pandemic sending many professional teams to look deeper into their financials, McTavish found himself without a new scouting contract late last year. Despite a few months without a contract ... Read More »

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Erdos announces CFL retirement

By Dale Woodard on February 11th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com After six seasons in the Canadian Football League and one Grey Cup championship, a local gridiron athlete is calling it a career. Brad Erdos, a product of Coaldale and a graduate of Catholic Central High announced his retirement from the Calgary Stampeders on Monday. Erdos was drafted by the Stampeders 27th overall in ... Read More »

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Former Hurricanes PA announcer remembered

By Lethbridge Herald on February 11th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com As the public address announcer for the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Mike LeBlanc looked the part. And most importantly, he sounded the part. That is how a fellow former Canes public address announcer remembers LeBlanc, who passed away Feb. 5 of natural causes at the age of 56. As someone who filled many roles with ... Read More »

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Bulls add right-handed pitcher Schaffer to roster

By Lethbridge Herald on February 10th, 2021

LETHBRIDGE HERALDsports@lethbridgeherald.com Lethbridge Herald The weather outside isn’t exactly baseball weather, but that hasn’t stopped the Lethbridge Bulls from making another roster move with another Western Canadian Baseball League season approaching. On Monday, the Bulls announced they had signed Cardston product and right-handed pitcher Ty Schaffer. Schaffer spent the 2019 WCBL season with the Brooks ... Read More »

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LMHA forging ahead with programs

By Dale Woodard on February 4th, 2021

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