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GAME 11 @RED DEER

@ Red Deer – The Medicine Hat Tigers pay their visit of the year to the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer to take on the Central Division rival Rebels. The Tabbies are looking to have a rebound performance after falling to the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Sunday. The Rebels are in the middle of a 6 game home-stand and are coming off 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Prince George Cougars.

By the Numbers – October 24th, 2017

OVERALL: 6-4-0-0
HOME: 5-1-0-0
ROAD: 1-3-0-0
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)

2016/17 Series VS. Rebels:
OVERALL: 4-2-0-0
HOME: 1-2-0-0
ROAD: 3-0-0-0

Last 5 seasons VS. Rebels: 8-9-0-1
Last win VS Rebels: December 17, 2016 (5-3)

2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (11)
Assists: David Quenneville (14)
Points: David Quenneville (17)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee  (18)
Plus/Minus: Ryan Chyzowski (4)
Wins: Jordan Hollett, Michael Bullion (3)

Tigers Rebels
PP HOME (10/27) 37.0% (3/23) 13.0%
PP AWAY (3/14) 21.4% (8/24) 33.3%
PP OVERALL (13/41) 31.7% (11/47) 23.4%
PK HOME (5/20) 75.0% (3/24) 87.5%
PK AWAY (2/14) 85.7% (6/20) 70.0%
PK OVERALL (7/34) 79.4% (9/44) 79.5%

Tonight’s Match-up:

  • This marks the first meeting of the season between the Tigers and Rebels.
  • Mark Rassell is currently tied for 2nd overall for most goals scored in the WHL.
  • David Quenneville has at least 1 point in 11 out of his previous 12 regular season games.

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.
  • Ryan Jevne had the first 5 point (2G, 3A) night of his career on October 20th, 2017.
  • The Tigers scored more goals in the 2nd period (20) than the 1st or 3rd periods
  • 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 – Ryan Jevne has 9 points in 10 games for Tigers this season. The Edmonton, Alberta native recently had a career high registering 2 Goals and 3 assists in the 11-1 victory over the Kootenay ICE. Rebels – Mason McCarty has 10 goals and 6 assists in 11 games. The 5’10 RW currently leads the Red Deer Rebels in scoring.

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 10 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 3-2 record with a 3.53 GAA and a .867 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. 22 @ Lethbridge (L) 7-2 Oct. 25 vs. Spokane 7:00pm
Oct. 20 vs. Kootenay (W) 11-1 Oct. 27 vs. Moose Jaw 7:30pm
Oct. 13 vs. Saskatoon (W) 5-2 Oct. 28 @ Swift Current 7:00pm
Oct. 11 vs. Everett (W) 5-4 Nov. 3 vs. Saskatoon 7:30pm
Oct. 7 vs. Prince Albert (L) 6-1 Nov. 4 vs. Seattle 7:30pm
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