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GAME 22 @ PRINCE GEORGE

@ Prince George — The Medicine Hat Tigers stayed the night in Prince George and will once again take on the Cougars tonight. Prince George will be looking for some revenge as the Tigers stormed back with a 6 goal 3rd period defeating the Cougars 7-4.

By the Numbers – November 22nd, 2017

OVERALL: 14-7-0-0
HOME: 10-3-0-0
ROAD: 4-4-0-0
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th

Injury Update:

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

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

Last 5 seasons VS. Cougars: 4-3-0-0
Last Win VS. Cougars: November 22, 2017 (W 7-4)

2017/18 Club Leaders: 
Goals: Mark Rassell (22)
Assists: David Quenneville (20)
Points: Mark Rassell (31)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee (34)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven/Ryan Chyzowski (9)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (9)

Tigers  Cougars
PP HOME (16/54) 29.6% (7/55) 12.7%
PP AWAY (7/32) 21.9% (6/47) 12.8%
PP OVERALL (23/86) 26.7% (13/102) 12.7%
PK HOME (11/42) 73.8% (12/50) 76.0%
PK AWAY (4/26) 84.6% (3/49) 93.9%
PK OVERALL (15/68) 77.9% (15/99) 84.4%

Tonight’s Match-up:

  • Mark Rassell has 22 goals in 21 games this season, and is currently riding a 6 game goal scoring streak.
  • The Medicine Hat Tigers have 3 players that are averaging at least 1 PPG. Mark Rassell, David Quenneville, James Hamblin.

Did you Know?

  • Mark Rassell leads the WHL in Game Winning Goals with 5.
  • Mark Rassell is 3rd in the WHL in goals with 22.
  • Shaun Clouston is 6 wins away from setting a new franchise record for most wins by a head coach.

Who to Watch:

Tigers – Ryan Jevne had a 3 point effort last night, recording 2 goals and 1 assist. Jevne now has 7 goals, 10 assists for 17 points in 21 games.  Cougars – Dennis Cholowski recored 2 assists in last night’s contest. Cholowski is currently 3rd on the Cougars in scoring as a defenceman this season with 6 goals, 13 assists in 21 games.

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 14 points in 21 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 9-3 record with a 3.20 GAA and a .894 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 5-3 record posting a .886 SV% and a 3.33 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.21 @ Prince George (W) 7-4 Nov.24 @ Kamloops 8:00pm
Nov. 17 vs Swift Current (L) 4-3 Nov.25 @ Kelowna 8:05pm
Nov. 14 vs Kootenay (W) 4-1 Nov.29 vs Portland 7:00pm
Nov.11 vs Calgary (W) 4-3 OT Dec. 1 vs Victoria 7:30pm
Nov.10 @ Calgary (W) 4-2 Dec.2 vs Brandon 7:30pm
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