GAME 49 @ EDMONTON
@ EDMONTON OIL KINGS — The Medicine Hat Tigers will travel north to Rogers Place to face off against the Edmonton Oil Kings for the third time this season. The Tigers have won both meetings so far between the two Central Division rivals. The Oil Kings lost to the Kamloops Blazer 4-2 on Sunday. The Orange and Black fell 4-1 to the Rebels last night and will look to rebound tonight.
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 Oil Kings:
Last 5 seasons VS. Oil Kings: 18-3-0-0
Last Win VS. Oil Kings: January 5, 2018 (W 5-1)
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)
|PP HOME||(26/102) 25.5%||(19/109) 17.4%|
|PP AWAY||(17/94) 18.1%||(14/86) 16.3%|
|PP OVERALL||(43/196) 21.9%||(33/195) 16.9%|
|PK HOME||(17/77) 77.9%||(34/98) 65.3%|
|PK AWAY||(17/66) 74.2%||(24/87) 72.4%|
|PK OVERALL||(34/143) 76.2%||(58/185) 68.6%|
- David Quenneville is the league’s top scoring defenceman with 19 goals and he has scored in both games played against the Oil Kings so far this season.
- The Tigers are 17-1-1-0 when leading after the 2nd period.
Did you Know?
- Ryan Chyzowski is ranked 160th among North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings.
- Mark Rassell is 7 goals away from reaching 100 WHL career goals.
Who to Watch:
Medicine Hat Tigers – Dawson Heathcote is the Tigers’ top producing rookie with 8 points (5G, 3A) so far this season. The 18-year-old Nanaimo, BC native has a nose for the net, sees the ice well and thinks quickly on his feet. Heathcote is a very hard working, dedicated forward and it should pay off for him soon. Edmonton Oil Kings – Colton Kehler is having a record year for the Oil Kings with 36 points (21G, 15A) in 45 games so far this season. Kehler even has 4 points (3G, 1A) in Edmonton’s last 2 games.
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 10-8-2 record posting a .879 SV% and a 3.41 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.23 @ Red Deer||(L) 4-1||Jan. 26 vs. Kelowna||7:30 pm|
|Jan.20 vs. Prince Albert||(L) 3-2 OT||Jan. 27 vs. Moose Jaw||7:30 pm|
|Jan.17 vs. Kootenay||(L) 4-3||Jan.30 @ Kelowna||8:05 pm|
|Jan.14 @ Moose Jaw||(L) 5-4 OT||Jan.31 @ Kamloops||8:00 pm|
|Jan.13 @ Brandon||(W) 4-3 OT||Feb.2 @ Victoria||8:05 pm|