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GAME 53 @ KAMLOOPS

@ KAMLOOPS BLAZER —  The Medicine Hat Tigers will visit the Sandman Centre to face the Kamloops Blazers for the second time this season. The Blazers took the first game 6-3. The Tigers are looking to rebound after falling 5-2 to the Kelowna Rockets last night. This will be the 2nd game of a 4 game road trip for the Tabbies.

OVERALL: 26-20-6-0
HOME: 15-8-3-0
ROAD: 11-12-3-0
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th

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

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

Last 5 seasons VS. Blazers: 5-3-0-0
Last Win VS. Blazers: Dec. 16, 2016 (W 5-3)

2017/18 Club Leaders: 
Goals: Mark Rassell (42)
Assists: David Quenneville (38)
Points: Mark Rassell (63)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (44)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (11)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (16)

TIGERS BLAZERS
PP HOME (28/107) 26.2% (18/97) 18.6%
PP AWAY  (19/103) 18.4%  (22/91) 24.2%
PP OVERALL  (47/210) 22.4% (40/188) 21.3%
PK HOME (18/79) 77.2% (21/114) 81.6%
PK AWAY  (20/73) 72.6%  (23/106) 78.3%
PK OVERALL  (38/152) 75.0%  (44/220) 80.0%

 

Tonight’s Match-up:

  • David Quenneville has the most power play goals for the Tigers (11).
  • The Medicine Hat Tigers are the least penalized teams in the league with 438 penalty minutes so far this season.

Did you Know?

  • David Quenneville is the top point producing defenceman in the league with 59 points (21G, 38 A).
  • Mark Rassell is tied for the 2nd top goal scorer in the league with 42 goals so far.

Who to Watch:

Medicine Hat Tigers – James Hamblin is a play making forward who is having a banner season for the Tigers hitting career highs in assists and points. Hamblin has a nose for the puck and he is deceptively speedy. Look for the 18-year-old Edmonton native to drive to the net and create shooting lanes. Kamloops Blazers – Nick Chyzowski is the 20-year-old Kamloops Captain who plays an honest, clean, gritty style of hockey. Chyzowski has 3 points (1G, 2A) against the Tigers so far this season.

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 5 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 16-12-3 record with a 3.39 GAA and a .898 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 10-8-3 record posting a 3.43 SV% and a .880 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.30 @ Kelowna (L) 5-2 Feb.2 @ Victoria 8:05 pm
Jan.27 vs. Moose Jaw (W) 5-3 Feb.3 @ Vancouver 8:00 pm
Jan.26 vs. Kelowna (L) 4-3 OT Feb.7 vs. Edmonton 7:00 pm
Jan.24 @ Edmonton (W) 4-3 OT Feb.9 vs. Calgary 7:30 pm
Jan.23 @ Red Deer (L) 4-1 Feb.11 @ Calgary 2:00 pm

 

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