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GAME 5 VS REGINA

VS REGINA: The Tigers split their Saskatchewan road trip going 1-1. First, they defeated the Saskatoon Blades 6-2, the next night they dropped a close one in Prince Albert 4-2. Max Gerlach led the scoring charge finishing with 3 goals and 2 assists on the road trip. The Medicine Hat Tigers will begin a 5 game home stand starting with the defending Eastern Conference Champions Regina Pats. The Pats are coming into tonight’s contest with a 2-2-1 record, after defeating the Red Deer Rebels 6-1 on October 1st.  It will be a homecoming for Pats forward Matt Bradley, who spent the last 3 seasons with the Orange and Black.

By the Numbers – October 6th, 2017

2017-18 WHL Rankings
OVERALL: 2-2-0-0
HOME: 1-0-0-0
AWAY: 1-2-0-0
Central Division: 4th
Eastern Conference: 8th

INJURY UPDATES:
Mason Shaw – Lower Body

Joel Craven- Upper Body

16-17 Season Series vs Pats
Overall: 2-2-0-0
Home: 0-2-0-0
Away: 2-0-0-0

Last 5 seasons vs. Regina: 4-7-0-1
Last win vs Regina: Win 6-4  – March 3rd, 2017

2017-18 Club Leaders
Goals: Mark Rassell, Max Gerlach (4)
Assists: David Quenneville (4)
Points: Mark Rassell, Max Gerlach (6)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee (14)
Plus / Minus:  Dylan MacPherson, Tyler Preziuso (2)
Wins: Michael Bullion (2)

 Tigers   Pats 
PP HOME  (1/3) 33.3%  (4/16) 25.0%
PP AWAY  (3/12) 25.0% (3/10) 30.0%
PP OVERALL (4/15) 26.7%  (7/26) 26.9%
PK HOME  (0/2) 100.0% (6/15) 60.0%
PK AWAY (2/13) 84.6%  (5/10) 50.0%
PK OVERALL  (2/15) 86.7%  (11/25) 56.0%

Tonight’s Matchup:

  • Mark Rassell led the Tigers in goals against Regina last season with 5 goals in 4 games.
  • Zach Fischer & Max Gerlach each registered 3 against the Pats last season.

Did you know?
The Medicine Hat Tigers have 10 rookies on their regular season roster, with the team’s average age at 17.5 years old.

Who to Watch:
Tigers – Max Gerlach, is off to a great start in the 2017-2018 with 6 points in 4 games. Gerlach is coming into tonight’s game with 5 points in his last 2 games. Pats– Sam Steel and Josh Mahura are off to hot starts since coming back form Ahanhiem Ducks NHL camp. Steel has scored 1 goal in 5 assists while Mahura has one goal and added four assists. Sam Steel and Josh Mahura were both selected by the Ducks in the 2016 NHL draft. Steel was selected 30th overall while Mahura was selected 85th overall.

Imports:
The Tigers made a splash at the annual CHL Import Draft this summer. Linus Nassen was selected in the second round by the Tigers and comes to Medicine Hat via Sweden. Nassen was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round of the 2016 NHL entry draft. Kristians Rubins, who was selected by the Tigers in the 2016 CHL Import draft is the first Latvian born player to ever suit up for the Orange and Black.

In the Net:
The Tigers acquired 18 year old netminder Jordan Hollett from the Regina Pats in the offseason. Hollett appeared in 19 games for the Pats last season, earning himself a 15-2-2 record to go along with a 2.83 GAA and .901 SV%.

NHL Drafted/Signed Players:
David Quenneville (New York Islanders), Mason Shaw (Minnesota Wild), Zach Fischer (Calgary Flames), 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 3 Regular Season Games  Result Next Five Time
Sept. 30th @ Prince Albert (L) 4-2 Oct. 7 vs Prince Albert 7:30pm
Sept. 29 @ Saskatoon (W) 6-2 Oct. 11 vs Everett 7:00pm
Sept. 23 vs. Lethbridge  (W) 4-0 Oct 13 vs Saskatoon 7:30pm
Oct 20 vs Kootenay 7:30pm
Oct 22 @ Lethrbidge 6:00pm
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