VS SASKATOON — The Medicine Hat Tigers are looking to get back in the win column as they play host to the Saskatoon Blades. This will be the 3rd meeting between these two clubs. Medicine Hat is 2-0 so far vs. the Blades this season. The Tabbies have dropped their last 2 games, while Saskatoon is coming into tonight’s game riding a 3 game winning streak after defeating the Lethbridge Hurricanes 2-1 in overtime Wednesday night.
By the Numbers – November 3rd, 2017
CENTRAL DIVISION: 2nd
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 5th
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
2017/18 Series VS Blades:
Last 5 seasons VS. Blades: 10-4-0-0
Last Win VS Blades October 13th, 2017 (W 5-2)
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (12)
Assists: David Quenneville (14)
Points: David Quenneville (19)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (20)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Preziuso/Ryan Chyzowski (5)
Wins: Michael Bullion/Jordan Hollett (4)
|PP HOME||(12/36) 33.3%||(2/23) 8.7%|
|PP AWAY||(5/26) 19.2%||(7/31) 22.6%|
|PP OVERALL||(17/62) 27.4%||(9/54) 16.7%|
|PK HOME||(7/26) 73.1%||(7/25) 72.0%|
|PK AWAY||(3/18) 83.3%||(11/35) 68.6%|
|PK OVERALL||(10/44) 77.3%||(18/60) 70.0%|
- David Quenneville has 6 points in 2 games versus the Blades (1G,5A)
- Mark Rassell has 3 goals and 1 assists versus the Blades in 2 games this season
Did you Know?
- Mark Rassell has a 6 game point streak where he has netted 7 goals and 2 assists for 9 points
- David Quenneville is 3rd in the WHL for Defencemen scoring with 19 points
- The Medicine Hat Tigers are 5-0 when leading after the 1st period
Who to Watch:
Tigers – James Hamblin has registered 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points over his last 8 games. Hamblin has 3 points in 2 games versus Saskatoon this season. Blades -Chase Wouters has 5 points in his last 5 games, including the overtime winner versus the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Thursday.
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 14 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 4-3 record with a 3.67 GAA and a .878 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.28 @ Swift Current||(L) 4-0||Nov. 4 vs. Seattle||7:30pm|
|Oct.27 vs. Moose Jaw||(L) 9-1||Nov. 10 @ Calgary||7:00pm|
|Oct.25 vs. Spokane||(W) 7-4||Nov.11 vs. Calgary||7:30pm|
|Oct. 24 @ Red Deer||(W) 5-2||Nov.14 vs. Kootenay||7:00pm|
|Oct. 22 @ Lethbridge||(L) 7-2||Nov.17 vs Swift Current||7:30pm|