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GAME 20 VS SWIFT CURRENT

VS Swift Current — The Medicine Hat Tigers will battle with the Swift Current Broncos. This will be the second meeting of the season between these two clubs, last time these two teams met the Broncos got the upper hand, blanking the Tigers 4-0 in Swift Current. Medicine Hat is coming into tonight’s contest red hot having won 5 in a row. The Broncos are coming off a 5-4 defeat at the hands of the Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday.

By the Numbers – November 17th, 2017

OVERALL: 13-6-0-0
HOME: 10-2-0-0
ROAD: 3-4-0-0
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 3rd

Injury Update:

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

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

Last 5 seasons VS. Broncos: 8-5-0-0
Last Win VS. Broncos: January 13th, 2017 (W 7-3)

2017/18 Club Leaders: 
Goals: Mark Rassell (20)
Assists: David Quenneville (18)
Points: Mark Rassell (29)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee (32)
Plus/Minus: Ryan Chyzowski (8)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (8)

Tigers  Broncos
PP HOME (16/49) 32.7% (11/35) 31.4%
PP AWAY (5/27) 18.5% (14/34) 41.2%
PP OVERALL (21/76) 27.6% (25/69) 36.2%
PK HOME (9/38) 76.3% (8/37) 78.4%
PK AWAY (4/20) 80.0% (10/38) 73.7%
PK OVERALL (13/58) 77.6% (18/75) 76.0%

Tonight’s Match-up:

  • Mark Rassell has 5 points in his last 5 games vs Swift Current.
  • James Hamblin has (2G, 2A) vs Swift Current.

Did you Know?

  • The Tigers are 11-0 when leading after the 2 periods.
  • Mark Rassell leads the WHL in Game Winning Goals with 5.

Who to Watch:

Tigers – Mark Rassell recorded a hat trick in the Tigers 4-1 win over the Kootenay ICE on Tuesday. Rassell is scoring at a torrid pace. Netting 8 goals and 3 assists over his last 4 games. The Calgary Alberta native has 20 goals and 9 assists in 19 games. BroncosLogan Flodell is tied for 2nd among WHL goaltenders with 12 wins and leads the league with 3 shutouts on the season. Flodell has won 3 out of his last 4 starts while posting a 0.906SV%, GAA of 3.25.

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 12 points in 19 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 and 5 assists 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 8-3 record with a 3.13 GAA and a .894 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 5-3 record posting a .894 SV% and a 3.25 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. 14 vs Kootenay (W) 4-1 Nov. 21 @ Prince George 8:oopm
Nov.11 vs Calgary (W) 4-3OT Nov. 22 @ Prince George 8:00pm
Nov.10 @ Calgary (W) 4-2 Nov.24 @ Kamloops 8:00pm
Nov.4 vs. Seattle (W) 4-3OT Nov.25 @ Kelowna 8:05pm
Nov. 3 vs. Saskatoon (W) 7-2 Nov.29 vs Portland 7:00pm
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