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GAME 48 @ RED DEER

@ RED DEER REBELS — The Medicine Hat Tigers will visit the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer to take on their Central Division rival, the Rebels. This will be the fourth meeting between these two clubs this season with the Tabbies winning 2 of the 3 previous meetings. The Tigers will be looking to bounce back after falling 3-2 in overtime to the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday. While the Rebels will also be hungry for the win after losing 3-1 to the Kamloops Blazers.

OVERALL: 24-18-5-0
HOME: 14-8-2-0
ROAD: 10-10-3-0
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th

Injury Update:
Hayden Ostir – Upper Body (Week to Week)
Linus Nassen – Upper Body (Week to Week)
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)

2017/18 Series VS Rebels:
OVERALL: 2-1-0-0
HOME: 1-1-0-0
ROAD: 1-0-0-0

Last 5 seasons VS. Rebels: 10-10-0-1
Last Win VS. Rebels: December 30, 2017 (W 4-3 OT)

2017/18 Club Leaders: 
Goals: Mark Rassell (39)
Assists: David Quenneville (34)
Points: Mark Rassell (59)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (44)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (12)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (14)

TIGERS REBELS
PP HOME (26/102) 25.5% (18/103) 17.5%
PP AWAY (17/93) 18.3% (14/83) 16.9%
PP OVERALL (43/195) 22.1% (32/186) 17.2%
PK HOME (17/77) 77.9% (25/111) 77.5%
PK AWAY (17/65) 73.8% (26/89) 70.8%
PK OVERALL (34/142) 76.1% (51/200) 74.5%

 

Tonight’s Match-up:

  • Mark Rassell scored the overtime winning goal the last time these two clubs met.
  • The Tigers’ penalty kill is (1/10) 90% against the Rebels this season.

Did you Know?

  • Joel Craven scored his first career WHL goal against the Red Deer Rebels October 24/17.
  • Mark Rassell has 5 goals in the Tigers’ last 5 games.

Who to Watch:

Medicine Hat Tigers – Josh Williams scored his first goal Saturday night since returning from being sidelined with a broken collarbone in October. Williams is a fast, highly skilled forward in his rookie season with the Tigers. The 16-year-old Langley, BC native has great hands, sees the ice well and reacts quickly. Look for Williams to make an impact on the ice for the Tigers. Red Deer Rebels – Mason McCarty has been having a record year for the Red Deer Rebels. The 20-year-old Blackie, AB native has 45 points (22G, 23A) in 44 games this season, including 5 pts (1G, 4A) in 3 games against the Tigers.

Imports:

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 4 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 14-11-3 record with a 3.40 GAA and a .897 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 10-7-2 record posting a .878 SV% and a 3.43 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.20 vs. Prince Albert (L) 3-2 OT Jan.24 @ Edmonton 7:00 pm
Jan.17 vs. Kootenay (L) 4-3 Jan. 26 vs. Kelowna 7:30 pm
Jan.14 @ Moose Jaw (L) 5-4 OT  Jan. 27 vs. Moose Jaw 7:30 pm
Jan.13 @ Brandon (W) 4-3 OT Jan.30 @ Kelowna 8:05 pm
Jan.12 @ Regina (L) 3-1 Jan.31 @ Kamloops 8:00 pm

 

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