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GAME 37 VS RED DEER

VS RED DEER — The Medicine Hat Tigers will host the Red Deer Rebels tonight for their last game in the 2017 calendar year. The Tigers and Rebels have faced off twice this season and have each won one. The Orange and Black will be hungry for the win after falling short to the Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-4 last night in Lethbridge. The Rebels are coming off a 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings.

OVERALL: 19-15-2-0
HOME: 12-6-1-0
ROAD: 7-9-1-0
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th

Injury Update:

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

2017/18 Series VS Rebels:
OVERALL: 1-1-0-0
HOME: 0-1-0-0
ROAD: 1-0-0-0

Last 5 seasons VS. Rebels: 9-10-0-1
Last Win VS. Rebels: October 24, 2017 (W 5-2)

2017/18 Club Leaders: 
Goals: Mark Rassell (29)
Assists: David Quenneville (27)
Points: Mark Rassell (46)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (36)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven/Jaeger White (8)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (12)

TIGERS REBELS
PP HOME  (22/76) 28.9% (14/83) 16.9%
PP AWAY  (12/72) 16.7% (10/66) 15.2%
PP OVERALL  (34/148) 23.0% (24/149) 16.1%
PK HOME  (14/60) 76.7% (20/92) 78.3%
PK AWAY  (15/49) 69.4% (20/74) 73.0%
PK OVERALL  (29/109) 73.4% (40/166) 75.9%

 

Tonight’s Match-up:

  • David Quenneville has 7 points in the last 3 games.
  • Mark Rassell is the Tigers leading scorer with 29 goals and he is 5th in the league for scoring.

Did you Know?

  • Twelve different Tigers have points in the 2 games played against the Rebels this season.
  • Shaun Clouston is 1 win away from setting a new franchise record for most wins by a head coach.

Who to Watch:

Tigers – David Quenneville has been heating up for the Tigers. The 19-year-old Edmonton native has scored 4 goals in the Tigers last 3 games. Quenneville has the most goals for defensemen in the league and he currently sits 2nd in the league for points for defensemen. Red Deer Rebels – Alexander Alexeyev has been putting on a strong performance for the Rebels. He has 7 points in the last 5 games including 2 goals against the Tigers when these two teams faced off before Christmas.

Imports:

In his first year with the Orange and Black, Linus Nassen has been making a name for himself. Hailing from Sweden, Nassen has 21 points in 36 games with the Tigers. The Tabbies blue line also features the towering shut down defenceman Kristians Rubins. Rubins is the first Latvian born player to ever suit up for the Tigers and he has netted 2 goals and 10 assists so far 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 12-8-1 record with a 3.31 GAA and a .900 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 7-7-1 record posting a .874 SV% and a 3.70 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.29 @ Lethbridge  (L) 5-4 Jan.1 @ Kootenay 4:00pm
Dec.27 vs. Lethbridge (W) 4-2 Jan.3 @ Calgary 7:00pm
Dec.16 @ Edmonton (W) 4-3 SO Jan.5 vs. Edmonton 7:30pm
Dec.15 vs. Red Deer (L) 4-1 Jan.6 vs. Vancouver 7:30pm
Dec.13 vs. Tri-City (L) 6-3 Jan.10 @Saskatoon 6:05pm

 

 

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