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GAME 3 @ SASKATOON

@ Saskatoon: Tonight the Medicine Hat Tigers head east to take on the Saskatoon Blades for the first of four match-ups between these two clubs this season. The Tigers started off the 2017-18 campaign with a split in their home and home series on opening weekend with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, meanwhile the Blades were taken to task by the Swift Current Broncos, falling in their lone contest of the season so far.

By the Numbers – September 29th, 2017

2017-18 WHL Rankings
Overall: (1-1-0-0)
Home: (1-0-0-0)
Away: (0-1-0-0)
Central Division: 5th
Eastern Conference: 8th

Injury Updates:
Mason Shaw – Lower Body
Kristians Rubins – Upper Body
Zach Fischer – Upper Body
Jordan Hollett – Illness
Joel Craven – Upper Body

16-17 Season Series vs Blades
Overall: 3-1-0-0
Home: 2-0-0-0
Away: 1-1-0-0

Last 5 Seasons vs Saskatoon: 12-4-0-0
Last Win vs Saskatoon: November 26th, 2016

17-18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (2)
Assists: Mark Rassell (4)
Points: Mark Rassell (2)
PIMS: Cam MacPhee (8)
Plus / Minus: Tyler Preziuso, Mick Kohler (2)
Wins: Michael Bullion (1)

Tigers Blades
PP HOME 33.3% (7th) 0% (13th)
PP AWAY 0% (12th) 0% (12th)
PP OVERALL 16.7% (10th) 0% (18th)
PK HOME 100% (1st) 100% (1st)
PK AWAY 60% (18th) 100% (1st)
PK OVERALL 71.4% (17th) 100% (1st)
AT HOME 1-0-0-0 0-1-0-0
ON ROAD 0-1-0-0 0-0-0-0


Tonight’s Matchup:

  • Medicine Hat heads in to Friday’s contest 1-1 in their first two games.
  • Max Gerlach led the Tigers in scoring last season against the Blades. (4G, 1A)

Tigers Fast Facts:

  • David Quenneville is 18 games from the 200 career game mark, and 8 helpers away from reaching 100 assists.

Did you know?

David Quenneville has appeared in 182 regular season contests for the Medicine Hat Tigers….The rest of the active defencemen have 35 fewer games combined, adding up to 147 games of Western League experience.

Who to Watch:

TigersJosh Williams, the Tigers 2016 1st Round Bantam Draft selection has one goal to his credit this season, but the 16 year old was red hot in the preseason, leading the team in scoring with 7 goals and adding 2 assists. BladesRyan Kubic, who was recently acquired from the Vancouver Giants has only played in one regular season game for the blue and yellow but the 19 year old, St. Andrews, MB product set the single season franchise record for saves last season with 1681 saves.

NHL Drafted/Signed Players

David Quenneville (New York Islanders), Mason Shaw (Minnesota Wild), Zach Fischer (Calgary Flames), Jordan Hollett (Ottawa Senators), Linus Nassen (Florida Panthers)

Last 2 Regular Season Games Results Next Five Time
Sept. 22 @ Lethbridge (L) 5-2 Sept. 30 @ Prince Albert 7:00pm
Sept. 23 vs. Lethbridge (W) 4-0 Oct. 6 vs. Regina 7:30pm
Oct. 7 vs. Prince Albert 7:30pm
Oct. 11 vs. Everett 7:00pm
Oct. 13 vs. Saskatoon 7:30pm
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