@ Swift Current – The Medicine Hat Tigers travel east to Swift Current as they play their second game in as many nights, and third game in 4 nights. This is the first of four meetings this season between these two teams. The Tigers are coming off a 9-1 defeat at the hand of the Moose Jaw Warriors, while the Broncos coming a narrow 4-3 loss to the Saskatoon Blades.
By the Numbers – October 28th, 2017
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
Cameron MacPhee – Upper Body (Day to Day)
2016/17 Series VS. Broncos
Last 5 Seasons VS. Broncos: 8-4-0-0
Last Win VS. Broncos: January 13th, 2016 (W 7-3)
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (12)
Assists: David Quenneville (14)
Points: David Quenneville (19)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee/Dalton Gally (18)
Plus/Minus: Ryan Chyzowski (6)
Wins: Michael Bullion/Jordan Hollett (4)
|PP HOME||(12/36) 33.3%||(6/23) 26.1%|
|PP AWAY||(5/20) 25.0%||(11/27) 40.7%|
|PP OVERALL||(17/56) 30.4%||(17/50) 34.0%|
|PK HOME||(7/26) 73.1%||(4/18) 77.8%|
|PK AWAY||(3/17) 82.4%||(6/27) 77.8%|
|PK OVERALL||(10/43) 76.7%||(10/45) 77.8%|
- Mark Rassell led the Tigers in scoring VS, Swift Current last season with 5 points (3G, 2A)
- Hayden Ostir has 3 points in 4 games since being acquired in a trade with Spokane.
- Medicine Hat is playing their 6th game in the last 8 days.
Did you Know?
- The Medicine Hat Tigers are 7-0 when leading after 2 periods.
- Mark Rassell has scored goals in all but 3 games this season.
Who to Watch:
Tigers – Ryan Chyzowski has already set a career high in goals with 6 this season, but the sophomore sniper is just getting started. Chyzowski has 11 points in 13 games this season and currently leads the team in +/-. Broncos – Steenbergen, Heponiemi, Gawdin are responsible for 92 points (39G, 53A) in 12 games. No that’s not a typo.
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 8 points in 13 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 6th round selection of the Ottawa Senators and currently is sporting a 4-2 record with a 3.61 GAA and a .875 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 4-3 record posting a .886 SV% and a 3.45 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. 27 vs. Moose Jaw||(L) 9-1||Nov. 3 vs. Saskatoon||7:30pm|
|Oct.25 vs. Spokane||(W) 7-4||Nov. 4 vs. Seattle||7:30pm|
|Oct. 24 @ Red Deer||(W) 5-2||Nov. 10 @ Calgary||7:00pm|
|Oct. 22 @ Lethbridge||(L) 7-2||Nov. 11 vs. Calgary||7:30pm|
|Oct. 20 vs. Kootenay||(W) 11-1||Nov. 14 vs. Kootenay||7:00pm|