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GAME 18 VS CALGARY

VS Calgary — The Medicine Hat Tigers head home down TransCanada to play host to the Calgary Hitmen for the back half of a home and series. After defeating the Hitmen 4-2 in Calgary, the Tigers are now riding a 3 game winning streak into tonight’s contest.  The Hitmen will be looking to climb back into the win column after having a 2 game win streak of their own snapped last night at the hands of the Tabbies.

By the Numbers – November 11th, 2017

OVERALL: 11-6-0-0
HOME: 8-2-0-0
ROAD: 3-4-0-0
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th

Injury Update:

Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
Josh Williams – Upper Body (Week to Week)

2017/18 Series VS Hitmen:
OVERALL: 1-0-0-0
HOME: 0-0-0-0
ROAD: 1-0-0-0

Last 5 seasons VS. Hitmen: 15-3-1-0
Last Win VS. Hitmen: November 10th, 2017 (W 4-2)

2017/18 Club Leaders: 
Goals: Mark Rassell (16)
Assists: David Quenneville (17)
Points: Mark Rassell (24)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee (27)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Preziuso/Ryan Chyzowski (8)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (7)

Tigers  Hitmen
PP HOME (15/45) 33.3% (8/42) 19.0%
PP AWAY (5/27) 18.5% (4/30) 13.3%
PP OVERALL (20/72) 27.8% (12/72) 16.7%
PK HOME (8/33) 75.8% (9/45) 80.0%
PK AWAY (4/20) 80.0% (5/43) 88.4%
PK OVERALL (12/53) 77.4% (14/87) 84.1%

Tonight’s Match-up:

  • The Tigers are 7-0-0-0 in their last 7 games versus the Hitmen
  • The last time the Calgary Hitmen played at the Canalta Centre the game went into a shootout. Medicine Hat won 5-4
  • Dawson Heathcote and Josh Williams lead all Tiger rookies in scoring (4G, 1A)

Did you Know?

  • David Quenneville is 2nd in the WHL in Defencemen scoring with 23 points. Quenneville is only 3 points behind the leader Kale Clague
  • Mark Rassell and Ty Ronning are both tied for 2nd in in the WHL for goals with 16.
  •  Michael Bullion has never started against the Calgary Hitmen

Who to Watch:

Tigers – Jaeger White found the back of the net for his 1st goal as a member of the Orange and Black in last nights victory. White also picked up an assist giving him (1G,5A) for 6 points on the year.  Hitmen – Jakob Stukel scored in last night’s contest giving him 4 points in his last 2 games, and 14 points on the season.

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. To go along with playing some big minutes for the Tigers, Nassen has 11 points in 17 games and has formed a deadly offensive combination with David Quenneville. Kristians Rubins, the towering shut down defenceman who was selected by the Tigers in the 2016 CHL Import draft is starting to find his scoring touch as he now has 2 goals this season.

Protecting the Paint:

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 7-3 record with a 3.36 GAA and a .886 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 4-3 record posting a .889 SV% and a 3.32 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
Nov.10 @ Calgary  (W) 4-2 Nov.14 vs. Kootenay 7:00pm
 Nov.4 vs. Seattle (W) 4-3OT Nov.17 vs Swift Current 7:30pm
Nov. 3 vs. Saskatoon (W) 7-2 Nov. 21 @ Prince George 8:oopm
Oct.28 @ Swift Current (L) 4-0 Nov. 22 @ Prince George 8:00pm
Oct.27 vs. Moose Jaw (L) 9-1 Nov.24 @ Kamloops 8:00pm
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