The Story Coming In
The Medicine Hat Tigers are 4-1-0-0 in their last five games after outlasting the Kootenay ICE 4-3 in a shootout Saturday. The Tigers continue to showcase their scoring by committee approach as six different players scored in last weekend’s contests against the Cougars and the ICE. This weekend Medicine Hat will play a home and home series against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Tigers vs. Hurricanes
These two Central Division Rivals opened their 2018-19 WHL Campaign by splitting a home and home series opening weekend. The Tigers travelled to Lethbridge Friday, September 21st and defeated the ‘Canes 5-2 before returning home to the Canalta Centre and falling 4-2 the next night. Over the past five years, Medicine Hat is 10-12-1-0 against Lethbridge and will look to improve their record tonight.
View from Lethbridge
The Lethbridge Hurricanes defeated the Kootenay ICE 6-3 Wednesday night. The Canes are now
2-1-0-2 in their last five games. The Hurricanes are being led by 2019 NHL Draft Eligible Dylan Cozens who has 5 goals and 9 assists in 10 games played so far this season.
Tyler Preziuso has been hot for the Tigers, picking up 5 points (1G, 4A) in two games last weekend. The 19-year-old Victoria native reached career highs in goals (17) and points (33) last season and will be looking to build on that this year. Preziuso is a smooth skating, well rounded forward with an explosive first step. Look for Preziuso to work hard to keep his point streak going in tonight’s tilt.
James Hamblin is the Captain of the 49th Edition of the Medicine Hat Tigers. The 19-year-old Edmonton native is a skilled, two way forward in his fourth season with the Orange and Black.
When asked about the team’s 4-1-0-0 record in the last five games the Captain said, “We’ve really come together as a team and have embraced the underdog role every night.”
- Tyler Preziuso is the newest member of the 75 career point club after picking up a career-best 3 assists against the Kootenay ICE Saturday.
- The Tigers Penalty Kill at home is currently 94.1% effective and the 2nd best in the league.
- James Hamblin is leading all Tigers in +/- with a +4 rating.
- The Tigers are 5-0-0-1 when leading after two periods of play.
- James Hamblin has 5 points (2G, 3A) in two games played against the Hurricanes so far this season.
CHAT 94.5FM is Medicine Hat’s longest running station. CHAT loves taking part in community events and getting behind local causes that affect our listeners.
Currently, Chat 94.5FM is running their Annual CHAT Food Drive. Last year over 219,000 lbs of food and cash were raised and donated to the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank to help those in need. If you’re a school, not for profit, or a business – you can be apart of the CHAT Food Drive by phoning 403.548.8282.
Hut 8 Community Corner
Hut 8 Mining Company is a cryptocurrency mining and blockchain infrastructure company established through an exclusive partnership with the Bitfury Group, the world’s leading full-service blockchain technology company that recently opened in Medicine Hat.
Tonight the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank will be in the Hut 8 Community Corner. The Medicine Hat & District Food Bank works collaboratively in the community of Medicine Hat and surrounding area to ensure an adequate and accessible food support system is available to individuals and families in need.
The Medicine Hat Tigers are excited to introduce Family Packs this season! Two adult tickets and two children tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 pops for $69.95. Family packs can be purchased online through Ticketmaster or in person at the box office.
About the Medicine Hat Tigers
The Medicine Hat Tigers are a junior hockey team in the Western Hockey League (WHL) who play out of Medicine Hat, AB and were established in 1970. In 48 seasons of playing major junior hockey, the Tigers have won 2 Scotty Munro Memorial Trophies, as well as, 210 playoff games which led to winning 43 playoff series, raising 33 banners, winning five Ed Chynoweth Cups and two Memorial Cups.