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GAME 23 @ KAMLOOPS

@ Kamloops — The Medicine Hat Tigers are looking to keep their momentum going as they are coming off of back-to-back 7 goal performances against the Prince George Cougars. The Orange & Black have won 7 of their last 8 games, as they prepare to tangle with the Kamloops Blazers.

By the Numbers – November 24th, 2017

OVERALL: 15-7-0-0
HOME: 10-3-0-0
ROAD: 5-4-0-0
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 3rd

Injury Update:

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

2016/17 Series VS Blazers:
OVERALL: 1-2-0-0
HOME: 1-1-0-0
ROAD: 0-1-0-0

Last 5 seasons VS. Blazers: 5-2-0-0
Last Win VS. Blazers: December 16, 2016 (W 5-3)

2017/18 Club Leaders: 
Goals: Mark Rassell (23)
Assists: David Quenneville (20)
Points: Mark Rassell (33)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee (34)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven/Ryan Chyzowski (9)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (9)

Tigers  Blazers
PP HOME (16/54) 29.6% (10/53) 18.9%
PP AWAY (8/35) 22.9% (11/37) 29.7%
PP OVERALL (24/89) 27.0% (21/90) 23.3%
PK HOME (11/42) 73.8% (10/55) 81.8%
PK AWAY (5/29) 82.8% (11/47) 76.6%
PK OVERALL (16/71) 77.5% (21/102) 79.4%

Tonight’s Match-up:

  • Mark Rassell has 23 goals in 22 games this season, and is currently riding a 7 game goal scoring streak.
  • The Medicine Hat Tigers are 4th in the league in goals scored with 95.
  • The Tigers have 4 players who are averaging at least 1 point per game. Mark Rassell (1.50), David Quenneville (1.29), Max Gerlach (1.19), James Hamblin (1.05).

Did you Know?

  • Mr. Clutch. Tigers Captain Mark Rassell leads the WHL in Game Winning Goals with 6.
  • 73% of the assists Linus Nassen has this season have come on the Powerplay (11 out of 15)
  • Shaun Clouston is 5 wins away from setting a new franchise record for most wins by a head coach.

Who to Watch:

Tigers – Mark Rassell has scored 11 goals in his current 7 game goal scoring streak. The 6’1 Left Winger now has 33 points on the season including a team leading 23 goals. Kamloops – Dylan Ferguson was called up to the NHL’s Vegas Knight’s on an emergency call-up. The 19-year-old Lantzville, BC product has appeared in 15 games for the Blazers this season and is sporting a 3.75 GAA and 0.884 SV% to go along with a 6-9 record.

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 15 points in 22 games and has formed a deadly offensive combination with David Quenneville, especially on the powerplay. 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 6 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 6-4 record posting a .893 SV% and a 3.30 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. 22 @ Prince George (W) 7-3 Nov.25 @ Kelowna 8:05pm
Nov. 21 @ Prince George (W) 7-4 Nov.29 vs Portland 7:00pm
Nov. 17 vs Swift Current (L) 4-3 Dec. 1 vs Victoria 7:30pm
Nov. 14 vs Kootenay (W) 4-1 Dec. 2 vs Brandon 7:30pm
Nov.11 vs Calgary (W) 4-3 OT Dec. 5 @ Moose Jaw 6:00pm
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