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The Medicine Hat Tigers won their fifth straight home game Friday night by defeating the Regina Pats 5-2. The game was an all-around team effort with every player making an impact. Elijah Brown had his first career three-point game scoring once and picking up two assists. Newest Tiger Brett Kemp scored twice in his debut while Trevor Longo and Corson Hopwo picked up their first career two-point games with two assists each.
Tigers vs. Oil Kings
Tonight will be the third meeting between these two Central Division clubs. The Oil Kings have won both previous meetings, 3-2 September 26th and 4-3 in overtime on November 10th. After tonight’s battle, the Oil Kings will return home to host the Hurricanes before coming back to Medicine Hat to play Wednesday night.
View from Edmonton
The Edmonton Oil Kings played a home and home against the Lethbridge Hurricanes this week. They lost Sunday 5-2 at home and won 5-1 last night in Lethbridge. Edmonton is led by 2018 Columbus Blue Jackets draft pick Trey Fix-Wolansky with 72 points (24G, 48A) and veteran forward Vince Loschiavo with 38 points (19G, 18A).
Brett Kemp joined the Tigers at the trade deadline and did not miss a step starting his first game in Orange and Black last night against the Pats. The 18-year-old Yorkton, SK native scored two goals in his debut, including the game-winning goal on the power play. He has an explosive first step and great hands. Look for Kemp to make an impact in tonight’s contest.
Captain James Hamblin is the Tigers’ top point producer with 49 points (23G, 26A) this season. Hamblin leads the team by example with his hard work ethic and style of play. The 19-year-old Edmonton product is a speedy, two-way forward who sees the ice well. In his career as a Tiger, the former first-round bantam draft pick has 69 goals and 95 assists in 236 games played.
- Goaltender Mads Søgaard has been selected to play in the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospect game Jan 23rd in Red Deer. Søgaard will suit up for Team Cherry and he is ranked as B prospects by NHL Central Scouting. Ryan Chyzowski is ranked as a C prospect.
- Tigers Alumni Kelly Hrudey will coach Team Orr during the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospect.
- Goaltender Mads Søgaard is ranked 4th in the league for GAA with 2.39 and 3rd in the league for save percentage with 0.931.
- Newest Tiger Brett Kemp attended 2018 Vegas Golden Knights development camp with veteran forward Ryan Chyzowski.
- The Medicine Hat Tigers are the least penalized team in the league with an average of 7.5 penalty minutes per game.
- The AMA Skate with the Tigers is Sunday, January 20th from 2 to 3 PM. Everyone is welcome.
- The Tigers’ Annual ATB Skills Competition will be Tuesday, January 29th at 7:00 p.m. Team Hamblin will take on Team Jevne and it is a suggested $5 donation to the MS Society at the door.
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Hut 8 Community Corner
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The Medicine Hat Tigers are excited to introduce Family Packs this season! Two adult tickets and two children tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 pops for $69.95. Family packs can be purchased online through Ticketmaster or in person at the box office.
About the Medicine Hat Tigers
The Medicine Hat Tigers are a junior hockey team in the Western Hockey League (WHL) who play out of Medicine Hat, AB and were established in 1970. In 48 seasons of playing major junior hockey, the Tigers have won 2 Scotty Munro Memorial Trophies, as well as, 210 playoff games which led to winning 43 playoff series, raising 33 banners, winning five Ed Chynoweth Cups and two Memorial Cups.