GAME 45 @ MOOSE JAW
@ MOOSE JAW WARRIORS — The Medicine Hat Tigers will close out their 4 games in 5 days’ road trip with a tilt in Moose Jaw against the Warriors. These two clubs have met twice this season with Moose Jaw winning both contest. The Tigers are coming off a 4-3 overtime win against the Brandon Wheat Kings, while the Warriors fell to the Prince Albert Raiders 4-3 last night.
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th
Hayden Ostir – Upper Body (Week to Week)
Linus Nassen – Upper Body (Week to Week)
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
2017/18 Series VS Warriors:
Last 5 seasons VS. Warriors: 7-7-0-0
Last Win VS. Warriors: November 22, 2016 (W 6-3)
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (36)
Assists: David Quenneville (31)
Points: Mark Rassell (56)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (42)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (8)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (14)
|PP HOME||(26/92) 28.3%||(26/87) 29.9%|
|PP AWAY||(16/92) 17.4%||(19/79) 24.1%|
|PP OVERALL||(42/184) 22.8%||(45/166) 27.1%|
|PK HOME||(15/71) 78.9%||(14/83) 83.1%|
|PK AWAY||(17/66) 74.2%||(21/94) 77.7%|
|PK OVERALL||(32/137) 76.6%||(35/177) 80.2%|
- Mark Rassell is the Tigers’ leading goal scorer and he is 3rd in the league.
- The Tigers are 2-1-0-0 on their current road trip.
Did you Know?
- After scoring in last night’s contest against the Brandon Wheat Kings, David Quenneville has 50 points this season.
- Kristians Rubins has extended his current point streak to 9 points (1G, 8A) in 8 games.
Who to Watch:
Medicine Hat Tigers – Ryan Jevne scored the game winning goal in overtime last night against the Brandon Wheat Kings. Jevne is a speedy, hard working forward who handles the puck well. The 19-year-old Edmonton native has 25 points (11G, 14A) so far this season. Look for Jevne to win key battles for the Tigers. Moose Jaw Warriors – Tanner Jeannot is having a record year this season. He has 61 points (31G, 30A) this season including 7 points (5G, 2A) against the Tigers in two games played.
In his first year with the Orange and Black, Linus Nassen has been making a name for himself. Hailing from Sweden, Nassen has 22 points in 38 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 3 goals and 18 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 he is sporting a 14-10-2 record with a 3.32 GAA and a .900 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 10-7-1 record posting a .877 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|
|Jan.13 @ Brandon||(W) 4-3 OT||Jan.17 vs. Kootenay||7:00 pm|
|Jan.12 @ Regina||(L) 3-1||Jan.20 vs. Prince Albert||7:30 pm|
|Jan.10 @ Saskatoon||(W) 3-2||Jan. 23 @ Red Deer||7:00 pm|
|Jan.6 vs. Vancouver||(L) 5-3||Jan.24 @ Edmonton||7:00 pm|
|Jan.5 vs. Edmonton||(W) 5-1||Jan. 26 vs. Kelowna||7:30 pm|