@ PRINCE ALBERT: The second game of the Tigers mini Saskatchewan road trip goes tonight in Prince Albert. The Tigers are coming a 6-2 thumping of the Saskatoon Blades Friday night. Max Gerlach led the way with 2 goals and 2 assists. The Raiders also coming off an overtime win, are playing their second game in as many nights after taking on the Calgary Hitmen at the Art Hauser Centre on Friday.

By the Numbers – September 30th, 2017

2017-18 WHL Rankings
OVERALL: 2-1-1-0
HOME: 1-0-0-0
AWAY: 1-1-0-0
Central Division: 2nd
Eastern Conference: 4th

Mason Shaw – Lower Body
Kristians Rubins – Upper Body
Jordan Hollett – Illness
Joel Craven – Upper Body

16-17 Season Series vs Raiders
Overall: 4-0-0-0
Home: 2-0-0-0
Away: 2-0-0-0

Last 5 seasons vs. Prince Albert: 8-2-2-0
Last win vs Prince Albert: Win 6-5 F/OT – March 1st, 2017

2017-18 Club Leaders
Goals: Mark Rassell (4)
Assists: David Quenneville (3)
Points: Mark Rassell (6)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee (10)
Plus / Minus: David Quenneville, Dylan MacPherson (3)
Wins: Michael Bullion (2)

 Tigers   Raiders 
PP HOME  (1/3) 33.3%  (1/7) 14.3%
PP AWAY  (2/7) 28.6% (1/7) 14.3%
PP OVERALL (3/10) 30.0%  (2/14) 14.3%
PK HOME  (0/2) 100.0% (0/4) 100.0%
PK AWAY (2/8) 75.0%  (1/5) 80.0%
PK OVERALL  (2/10) 80.0%  (1/9) 88.9%

Tonight’s Matchup:

  • Medicine Hat heads in to Saturday’s contest with a 2-1-0-0 record
  • David Quenneville led the Tigers in scoring against Prince Albert last season with 7 assists in 3 appearances.
  • Zach Fischer & Mark Rassell each scored 3 goals against the Raiders last season.

Did you know?
The Medicine Hat Tigers have 10 rookies on their regular season roster, with the team’s average age at 17.5 years old.

Who to Watch:
Tigers – Josh Williams, the Tigers 2016 1st round Bantam Draft pick has one goal to his credit this season, but the 16 year old was red hot in the preseason, leading the team in scoring with 7 goals and adding 2 helpers, good enough for 9 points in 4 games. Raiders – Jordy Stallard is off to a hot start for the Raiders with 1 goal and 1 assist in the team’s first 2 games of the young season. The 20 year old Brandon, MB native was selected in the 5th round by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

The Tigers made a splash at the annual CHL Import Draft this summer selecting 2 highly skilled players. Mick Kohler was drafted 59th overall by the Tigers. Linus Nassen was selected in the second round by the Tigers and comes to Medicine Hat via Sweden. Nassen was drafted by the Flordia Panthers in the 3rd round of the 2016 NHL entry draft. Kristians Rubins, who was selected by the Tigers in the 2016 CHL Import draft is the first Latvian born player to ever suit up for the Orange and Black.

In the Net:
The Tigers acquired 18 year old netminder Jordan Hollett from the Regina Pats in the offseason. Hollett appeared in 19 games for the Pats last season, earning himself a 15-2-2 record to go along with a 2.83 GAA and .901 SV%. Medicine Hat also brings back an over age goalie in Michael Bullion. The 20 year old has a 2-1 record this season, while coming off a 6-2 victory over the Saskatoon Blades.

NHL Drafted/Signed Players:
David Quenneville (New York Islanders), Mason Shaw (Minnesota Wild), Zach Fischer (Calgary Flames), Jordan Hollett (Ottawa Senators), Linus Nassen (Florida Panthers)

TIGERS BROADCAST: Listen to the legendary voice of the Tigers Bob Ridley broadcast all Tigers games on CHAT 94.5 FM. Bob Ridley has called all but one game since the Medicine Hat Tigers came into the league in 1970.

 Last 3 Regular Season Games  Result Next Five Time
Sept. 29 @ Saskatoon (W) 6-2  Sept. 30 @ Prince Albert  7:00pm
Sept. 23 vs. Lethbridge  (W) 4-0 Oct. 6 vs. Regina 7:30pm
Sept. 22 @ Lethbridge (L) 5-2 Oct. 7 vs Prince Albert 7:30pm
Oct. 11 vs Everett 7:00pm
Oct 13 vs Saskatoon 7:30pm
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