@ KELOWNA — The Medicine Hat Tigers will look back to get in the win column tonight in Kelowna as they close out their 4 game BC road trip, as the Tigers are coming off of a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Kamloops Blazers last night. The Kelowna Rockets will travel back home to Prospera Place after defeating the Vancouver Giants 3-2 last night on the Lower Mainland.
By the Numbers – November 25th, 2017
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 3rd
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
Josh Williams – Upper Body (Week to Week)
2016/17 Series VS Rockets:
Last 5 seasons VS. Rockets: 3-4-0-0
Last Win VS. Rockets: December 13, 2016 (W 8-7)
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (24)
Assists: David Quenneville (20)
Points: Mark Rassell (34)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee (34)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven/Ryan Chyzowski (9)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (9)
|PP HOME||(16/54) 29.6%||(15/54) 27.8%|
|PP AWAY||(8/38) 21.1%||(16/57) 28.1%|
|PP OVERALL||(24/92) 26.1%||(31/111) 27.9%|
|PK HOME||(11/42) 73.8%||(13/58) 77.6%|
|PK AWAY||(7/32) 78.1%||(14/55) 74.5%|
|PK OVERALL||(18/74) 75.7%||(27/113) 76.1%|
- Mark Rassell has 24 goals in 23 games this season and is currently riding a 8 game goal scoring streak.
- Max Gerlach and David Quenneville each recored 4 points in 2 games vs the Rockets last season
- The Tigers have 4 players who are averaging at least 1 point per game. Mark Rassell (1.48), David Quenneville (1.23), Max Gerlach (1.12), James Hamblin (1.10).
Did you Know?
- Mr. Clutch. Tigers Captain Mark Rassell is tied for 2nd in the WHL with 24 goals.
- 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 – Ryan Jevne has scored 4 goals and 1 assist for the Tigers on this current road trip, including the 2 shorthanded goals in Prince George. Jevne has 9 goals 10 assists in 23 games this season. The Edmonton Alberta native has tied his career high in goals from last season with 9. Rockets -Kole Lind leads the Rockets in scoring this season with 32 points (11 goals 21 assists). Lind hasan 8 game point streak recording 3 goals and 10 assists.
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 23 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 9-4 record with a 3.36 GAA and a .895 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.24 @ Kamloops||(L) 6-3||Nov.29 vs Portland||7:00pm|
|Nov. 22 @ Prince George||(W) 7-3||Dec. 1 vs Victoria||7:30pm|
|Nov. 21 @ Prince George||(W) 7-4||Dec. 2 vs Brandon||7:30pm|
|Nov. 17 vs Swift Current||(L) 4-3||Dec. 5 @ Moose Jaw||6:00pm|
|Nov. 14 vs Kootenay||(W) 4-1||Dec.6 @ Prince Albert||6:oopm|