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The Medicine Hat Tigers defeated the Regina Pats 8-5 Friday night at the Brandt Centre. The Tigers scored on four of their six power play opportunities and they are now 8-6-0-1 this season. The Orange and Black have been defending their home ice well winning the last four home games in a row.
Tigers vs. Warriors
This will be the first of four meetings between these two clubs this season. The last time the Tigers and the Warriors faced off was January 27, 2018, with the Tigers coming out on top in a 5-3 victory at the Canalta Centre. Over the last five years, the Orange and Black are 5-6-1-0 against the Warriors.
View from Moose Jaw
The Moose Jaw Warriors fell 2-1 to the Everett Silvertips in overtime Friday night. The Warriors are 5-4-3-0 to start the season. Veteran Tristin Langan and Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Justin Almeida lead the Warriors with 20 points each. Langan has 10 goals and 10 assists while Almeida has 3 goals and 17 assists in 12 games.
Ryan Chyzowski was a force to be reckoned with in last night’s tilt against the Regina Pats. Chyzowski scored two goals and picked up an assist earning the first star of the night. The 18-year-old Kamloops native has 5 goals and 9 assists in 14 games played so far this season. Chyzowski is a hardworking, skill forward with an offensive upside that isn’t afraid to mix it up. Look for Chyzowski to make an impact in tonight’s contest.
Captain James Hamblin has been on a tear lately, picking up 10 points (5G, 5A) in the last 5 games. He is leading the Tigers with 18 points (9G, 9A) in 15 games. The 19-year-old Edmonton product leads by example with his tireless work ethic. Hamblin is a two-way forward who plays with a lot of heart and hustle.
- Ryan Chyzowski had his first two-goal night of the season last night. Chyzowski also picked up an assist, earning the first star of the night honours.
- Logan Christensen scored his first goal in Orange and Black and his second of the season last night against the Regina Pats.
- Rookie Jaxon Steele scored his first Career WHL Goal last night against the Regina Pats.
- Three Tigers are currently on multi-game point streaks. James Hamblin has 5 goals, 5 assists in 5 games. Tyler Preziuso has 5 goals, 6 assists in 6 games. Ryan Jevne has 4 goals, 6 assists in 6 games.
- James Hamblin picked up 4 points (2G, 2A) in 4 games played against the Warriors last season.
- Both Baxter Anderson and Josh Williams scored their first Career WHL goals against the Moose Jaw Warriors. Anderson scored his Dec 31/15, while Williams scored his first Feb 21/17.
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Hut 8 Community Corner
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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.