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GAME 60 VS. SWIFT CURRENT

@ SWIFT CURRENT — The Medicine Hat Tigers look for revenge as they host the Swift Current Broncos in the second game of a home and home series. The Broncos came out on top 6-2 last night over the Tabbies.

OVERALL: 28-24-7-0
HOME: 17-8-3-0
ROAD: 11-16-4-0
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th

Injury Update:
Hayden Ostir – Upper Body (Week to Week)
Jordan Hollett – Lower Body (Week to Week)
Kristians Rubins – 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 Broncos:

OVERALL: 0-3-0-0
HOME: 0-1-0-0
ROAD:0-2-0-0

Last 5 seasons VS. Broncos: 8-8-0-0
Last Win VS. Broncos: January 13, 2017 (W 7-3)

2017/18 Club Leaders: 
Goals: Mark Rassell (45)
Assists: David Quenneville (41)
Points: Mark Rassell (68)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (48)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (11)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (16)

TIGERS BRONCOS
PP HOME  (29/116) 25.0%  (35/120) 29.2%
PP AWAY  (22/117) 18.8%  (35/102) 34.3%
PP OVERALL  (51/233) 21.9%  (70/222) 31.5%
PK HOME  (18/85) 78.8% (19/127) 85.0%
PK AWAY  (23/82) 72.0% (32/128) 75.0%
PK OVERALL  (41/167) 75.4%  (51/255) 80.0%

 

Tonight’s Match-up:

  • David Quenneville is the league leading defenceman in points.
  • The Tigers are 21-2-3-0 when leading after 2 periods of play.

Did you Know?

  • Affiliate player Kaeden Lane played his 27:36 minutes in the WHL against the Broncos last night and stopped all 19 shots he faced.
  • Rookie Henry Rybinski scored his second goal of the season last night by redirecting a shot past Broncos netmind Stuart Skinner.

Who to Watch:

Medicine Hat Tigers – Mark Rassell is the top goal scorer for the Tigers with 45 goals so far this season. Rassell has a tendency to score at key moments when his team needs him to the most. Look for the 20-year-old native to crash the net and find ways to light the lamp tonight for the Tigers.  Swift Current Broncos – Aleksi Heponiemi had 4 assists in last night’s match up against the Tigers and earned his 101st point of the season. Heponiemi reads the play well and will look to help the Broncos score tonight.

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 6 goals and 19 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 16-12-4 record with a 3.44 GAA and a .896 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 12-12-3 record posting a 0.884 SV% and a 3.39 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
Feb.16 @ Swift Current (L) 6-2 Feb.20 vs. Kootenay 7:00 pm
Feb.11 @ Calgary (L) 5-4 Feb.23 @ Kootenay 7:00 pm
Feb.9 vs. Calgary (W) 4-0 Feb.24 vs. Brandon 7:30 pm
Feb.7 vs. Edmonton (W) 6-0 Feb.27 @ Edmonton 11:30 am
Feb.3 @ Vancouver (L) 5-4 Mar.3 vs. Red Deer 7:30 pm

 

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