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GAME 10 @ LETHBRIDGE

@ Lethbridge – The Medicine Hat Tigers head west down Highway 3 to take on the Lethbridge Hurricanes for the 3rd of 7 match-ups this season. Medicine Hat is coming off a huge 11-1 drubbing of the Kootenay ICE, while Lethbridge is coming off a 6-4 defeat at the hands of the Swift Current Broncos. This game is the 2nd in a seven game homestand for the Hurricanes.

By the Numbers – October 22nd, 2017

OVERALL: 6-3-0-0
HOME: 4-1-0-0
AWAY: 1-2-0-0
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th

Injury Update:
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
Max Gerlach – Upper Body (Day to Day)
Joel Craven – Upper Body (Day to Day)
Jaeger White – Upper Body (Day to Day)

2017/18 Series VS. Lethbridge:
OVERALL: 1-1-0-0
HOME: 1-0-0-0
ROAD: 0-1-0-0

Last 5 seasons VS. Lethbridge: 11-11-1-0
Last win VS. Lethbridge: September 23rd, 2017 (4-0)

2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (10)
Assists: David Quenneville (14)
Points: David Quenneville (17)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee  (18)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Preziuso, Ryan Chyzowski (6)
Wins: Jordan Hollett, Michael Bullion (3)

Tigers Hurricanes
PP HOME (10/27) 37.0% (9/20) 45.0%
PP AWAY (3/11) 27.3% (6/19) 31.6%
PP OVERALL (13/38) 34.2% (15/39) 38.5%
PK HOME (5/20) 75.0% (3/17) 82.4%
PK AWAY (2/13) 84.6% (4/20) 80.0%
PK OVERALL (7/33) 78.8% (7/37) 81.1%

Tonight’s Match-up:

  • Medicine Hat is currently riding a 3 game winning streak.
  • Ryan Jevne, Ryan Chyzowski, and Dawson Heathcote had multiple goal nights in the win vs. Kootenay.
  • Medicine Hat has the 3rd ranked PP in the WHL, Lethbridge is currently ranked 2nd.

Did you Know?

  • Dawson Heathcote (17 years, 291 days) is the youngest Tigers player to register a hat trick since Hunter Shinkaruk (17 years, 156 days) scored 3 goals vs. the Kelowna Rockets on October 12, 2011.
  • Dylan MacPherson notched his first career WHL Goal in his 66th career game vs the Kootenay ICE on October 20th.
  • David Quenneville was selected to represent Team Canada at the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series.
  • Josh Williams was selected to represent Team Canada at the World U17 Hockey Challenge.

Who to Watch:

Tigers – David Quenneville currently leads the Tigers in scoring with 3 goals and 14 assists in 8 games. Quenneville has registered points in his first 8 contests of this season, extending his regular season point scoring streak to 11 games, dating back to last season. Hurricanes – Jordy Bellerive has scored 5 goals in the Hurricanes previous 3 games. Bellerive currently sits 2nd in scoring for Lethbridge.

Imports:

The Tigers made a splash at the annual CHL Import Draft this summer. Linus Nassen was selected in the second round by the Tigers and comes to Medicine Hat via Sweden. Nassen was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round of the 2016 NHL entry draft. Nassen has 7 assists in 9 games and is quickly forming a deadly offensive combination with David Quenneville. 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.

Between the Pipes:

The Tigers acquired 18-year-old netminder Jordan Hollett from the Regina Pats in the offseason. Hollett is a 5th round selection of the Ottawa Senators and currently is sporting a 3-1 record with a 2.62 GAA and a .891 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 3-2 record posting a .916 SV% and a 2.62 GAA.

NHL Drafted / Signed Players:

David Quenneville (New York Islanders), Mason Shaw (Minnesota Wild), 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 5 Regular Season Games  Result Next Five Time
Oct. 20 vs. Kootenay (W) 11-1 Oct. 24 @ Red Deer 7:00pm
Oct. 13 vs. Saskatoon (W) 5-2 Oct. 25 vs. Spokane 7:00pm
Oct. 11 vs. Everett (W) 5-4 Oct. 27 vs. Moose Jaw 7:30pm
Oct. 7 vs. Prince Albert (L) 6-1 Oct. 28 @ Swift Current 7:00pm
Oct. 6 vs. Regina (W) 4-2 Nov. 3 vs. Saskatoon 7:30pm
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