VS Prince Albert — After coming off a strong showing Friday against the high powered Regina Pats, the Medicine Hat Tigers look to continue their winning ways at home Saturday against the Prince Albert Raiders, as their 5 game home stand continues. While the Tigers are coming a 4-2 victory, the Raiders fell to the Hurricanes in Lethbridge Friday evening by a score of 4-1. In the only meeting of the year so far between the Tigers and the Raiders, the Raiders came out on top by a narrow margin winning the game in Prince Albert 4-2.

By the Numbers – October 7th, 2017

2017-18 WHL Rankings
OVERALL: 3-2-0-0
HOME: 2-0-0-0
AWAY: 1-2-0-0
Central Division: 2nd
Eastern Conference: 4th

Mason Shaw – Lower Body (4-6 Months)
Joel Craven – Upper Body (Day to Day)

17-18 Series vs Raiders
OVERALL: 0-1-0-0
HOME: 0-0-0-0
AWAY: 0-1-0-0

Last 5 seasons vs Prince Albert: 4-1-1-0
Last win vs Prince Albert: 6-5 F/OT – March 1st, 2017

2017-18 Club Leaders
Goals: Mark Rassell (5)
Assists: David Quenneville (7)
Points: Mark Rassell, David Quenneville (7)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee (14)
Plus / Minus: Tyler Preziuso (4)
Wins: Michael Bullion (2)

 Tigers   Raiders
PP HOME (1/6) 16.7% (1/12) 8.3%
PP AWAY  (3/12) 25.0% (1/10) 10.0%
PP OVERALL (4/18) 22.2% (2/22) 9.1%
PK HOME (1/6) 83.3% (1/9) 88.9%
PK AWAY (2/13) 84.6% (2/9) 77.8%
PK OVERALL (3/19) 84.2% (3/18) 83.3%

Tonight’s Matchup:

  • Mark Rassell leads the Tigers in scoring, registering at least 1 point in every game but 1 this season.
  • David Quenneville led the Tigers in points vs the Raiders last season, registering 7 assists.

Did you Know?

  • David Quenneville is 2 assists shy of reaching the 100 career assist mark.
  • Kristians Rubins is the only Latvian born player to ever suit up for the Orange & Black.

Who to Watch:
Tigers – Mark Rassell is off to a blistering start to begin the 2017-18 season. The 20 year old Calgary native is leading the Tigers in scoring and has 5 goals in 5 games. Raiders – Devon Skoleski is riding a four game point streak and currently has 3 goals and 1 assist to his credit.

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 5 Regular Season Games  Result Next Five Time
Oct. 6 vs. Regina (W) 4-2 Oct. 11 vs Everett 7:00pm
Sept. 30 @ Prince Albert (L) 4-2 Oct. 13 vs Saskatoon 7:30pm
Sept. 29 @ Saskatoon (W) 6-2 Oct. 20 vs Kootenay 7:30pm
Sept. 23 vs. Lethbridge  (w) 4-0 Oct. 22 @ Lethbridge 6:00pm
 Sept. 22 @ Lethbridge (L) 5-2 Oct. 24 @ Red Deer 7:00pm
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