VS Portland — The Medicine Hat Tigers are now back home at the Canalta Centre after a 4 game road trip through the BC Division. The Tabbies came home with a split 2-2. They will turn their attention to tonight’s opponent the high flying Portland Winterhawks.
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
Josh Williams – Upper Body (Week to Week)
2016/17 Series VS Winterhawks:
Last 5 seasons VS. Winterhawks: 0-4-0-0
Last Win VS. Winterhawks: October 26, 2011 (W 4-2)
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (24)
Assists: David Quenneville (20)
Points: Mark Rassell (34)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (31)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (9)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (9)
|PP HOME||(16/54) 29.6%||(17/56) 30.4%|
|PP AWAY||(8/45) 17.8%||(17/48) 35.4%|
|PP OVERALL||(24/99) 24.2%||(34/104) 32.7%|
|PK HOME||(11/42) 73.8%||(10/56) 82.1%|
|PK AWAY||(7/35) 80.0%||(10/64) 84.4%|
|PK OVERALL||(18/77) 76.6%||(20/120) 83.3%|
- Mark Rassell is averaging a goal a game this season. 24 goals in 24 games
- Max Gerlach, David Quenneville, and Dylan MacPherson each recorded a point last year versus Portland.
- The Tigers have 4 players who are averaging at least 1 point per game. Mark Rassell (1.41), David Quenneville (1.17), Max Gerlach (1.05), James Hamblin (1.04).
Did you Know?
- Tigers Captain Mark Rassell is tied for 2nd in the WHL with 24 goals.
- Max Gerlach recorded 7 point’s vs Prince George (2G, 5A)
- Shaun Clouston is 5 wins away from setting a new franchise record for most wins by a head coach.
Who to Watch:
Tigers – James Hamblin recorded 3 goals and 2 assists for 5 points on the BC road trip. Hamblin is starting to find his scoring touch with 10 points in last 8 games, giving him 7 goals 16 assists for 23 points on the season. Portland Winterhawks -Cody Glass leads the Winterhawks in scoring this season with 45 points (17 goals 28 assists). Glass has an 11 game point streak with 11 goals 13 assists over that stretch.
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 24 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. Rubins has netted 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 3.28 GAA and a .895 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 6-5 record posting a .885 SV% and a 3.45 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. 25th @ Kelowna||(L) 4-0||Dec. 1 vs Victoria||7:30pm|
|Nov.24 @ Kamloops||(L) 6-3||Dec. 2 vs Brandon||7:30pm|
|Nov. 22 @ Prince George||(W) 7-3||Dec. 5 @ Moose Jaw||6:00pm|
|Nov. 21 @ Prince George||(W) 7-4||Dec.6 @ Prince Albert||6:oopm|
|Nov. 17 vs Swift Current||(L) 4-3||Dec.8 @ Brandon||6:30pm|