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GAME 27 VS BRANDON

VS Brandon — The Medicine Hat Tigers will play their second game in as many nights, as they will take on the Brandon Wheat Kings for the Medicine Hat News Teddy Bear toss game. The Tabbies are coming off a huge 4-3 comeback overtime win over the Victoria Royals snapping their 3 game losing skid. The Wheat Kings are riding a 4 game winning streak after defeating the LethbridgeHurricanes 5-1.

OVERALL: 16-10-0-0
HOME: 11-4-0-0
ROAD: 5-6-0-0
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th

Injury Update:

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

Jordan Hollett – Upper Body (Day to Day)

2016/17 Series VS Wheat Kings:
OVERALL: 3-1-0-0
HOME: 2-0-0-0
ROAD: 1-1-0-0

Last 5 seasons VS. Wheat Kings: 4-7-0-1
Last Win VS. Wheat Kings: February 25th, 2017 (W 4-0)

2017/18 Club Leaders: 
Goals: Mark Rassell (25)
Assists: David Quenneville (22)
Points: Mark Rassell (35)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (31)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (8)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (9)

Tigers  Wheat Kings
PP HOME (18/63) 28.6% (24/61) 39.3%
PP AWAY (8/45) 17.8% (11/50) 22.0%
PP OVERALL (26/108) 24.1% (31/111) 31.5%
PK HOME (12/47) 74.5% (13/64) 79.7%
PK AWAY (7/35) 80.0% (16/64) 75.0%
PK OVERALL (19/82) 76.8% (29/128) 77.3%

Tonight’s Match-up:

  • Mark Rassell and Max Gerlach each recorded 4 points versus the Wheat Kings last season.
  • Michael Bullion was 2-0 with 2.00GAA and a 917sv% versus the Wheat Kings last season.

Did you Know?

  • Michael Bullion recorded his 2nd career shutout versus Brandon on February 25th, 2017.
  • Shaun Clouston is 4 wins away from setting a new franchise record for most wins by a head coach.

Who to Watch:

Tigers – Linus Nassen scored his first career WHL goal last night versus the Victoria Royals. Nassen has 1 goal and 17 assists this season and has recorded 6 points in his last 6 games. Brandon Wheat Kings Ty Lewis is leading Brandon in scoring this season with 47 points (14 goals 33 assists).  Lewis has an 8 game point streak where he has netted 5 goals and 11 assists over that span.

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 18 points in 26 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 9-5 record with a 3.26 GAA and a .897 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 7-5 record posting a .889 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
Dec.1st vs Victoria (W) 4-3 OT Dec.5 @ Moose Jaw 6:00pm
Nov.29th vs Portland (L) 5-2 Dec.6 @ Prince Albert 6:oopm
Nov.25th @ Kelowna (L) 4-0 Dec.8 @ Brandon 6:30pm
Nov.24 @ Kamloops (L) 6-3 Dec.9 @ Regina  6:00pm
Nov.22 @ Prince George (W) 7-3 Dec.13 vs Tri-City 7:00pm
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