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GAME 64: @ PRINCE ALBERT

@ RAIDERS: Tonight the Tigers finish the season series against the Prince Albert Raiders having won their last 2 games overall. This year the Tigers have won all 3 games, their last meeting was a 3-2 decision at the Canalta Centre February 8th.  The Raiders have won their last game, a 4-2 decision against the Saskatoon Blades. Medicine Hat have won 3 of their last 4 games and will boast an almost healthy lineup.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

MARCH 1ST, 2017

 

2016-17 WHL RANKINGS:

OVERALL: (44-18-1-0)

HOME: 23-8-1-0

AWAY: 21-10-0-0

Central Division: 1st

Eastern Conference: 2nd

INJURY UPDATES:

SCHULTZ – Lower Body

Man Games Lost to Injury: 72

16-17 SEASON SERIES VS. RAIDERS

OVERALL: 3-0-0-0

HOME: 2-0-0-0

AWAY: 1-0-0-0

LAST 5 SEASONS: 10-3-2-0

LAST WIN: Feb. 8, 2017 – 3-2

2016-17 CLUB LEADERS:

GOALS: MAX GERLACH (31)

ASSISTS: CHAD BUTCHER (66)

POINTS: CHAD BUTCHER (89)

PIM: ZACH FISCHER (121)

PLUS MINUS: CLAYTON KIRICHENKO (+43)

WINS: NICK SCHNEIDER (31)

16-17 CLUB COMPARISON:

 

  TIGERS RAIDERS
PP HOME 27.4% 17.3%
PP AWAY 30.5% 12.1%
PP OVERALL 28.9% (2ND)   14.6% (21ST)
PK HOME 80.0% 75.7%
PK AWAY 80.1% 78.6%
PK OVERALL 80.1% (6TH) 77.3% (16TH)
AT HOME 23-8-1-0 8-18-3-1
ON ROAD 21-10-0-0 9-22-1-1

 

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

  • Medicine Hat heads into tonight 8-2-0-0 in their past 10 games with the Raiders sporting a 4-5-1-0 record over the same span
  • Medicine Hat has scored 302 goals on the season, the last time the Tigers eclipsed the 300 goal mark was during the 1991-1992 season when they scored 336 goals
  • Nick Schneider has won 5 of his last 6 starts overall and currently has a 4 game winning streak, his 31 wins ranks 3rd in the WHL
    • In his only start against the Raiders this season, Schneider allowed just 1 goal in a 4-1 victory Nov. 29th

TIGERS FAST FACTS:

  • Zach Fischer has recorded 5 points in 3 games against the Raiders to lead the Tigers in scoring; he also leads with 3 goals. Chad Butcher has a team high 5 assists
    • Medicine Hat has outscored the Raiders 14-4 this season and are 4-2-1-0 over the last 5 seasons in Prince Albert
  • With the Tigers 89 points heading into tonight, it marks the best point differential in the standings (+24) since the 2002-03 and 2003-04 season. In the 03-04 season the Tigers went on to win the Central Division
  • Medicine Hat is 3-2-0-0 over the past 5 games against the East Division and 16-6-0-0 overall this season

DID YOU KNOW?: Tigers forward Max Gerlach is just 1 point away from reaching 100 in his WHL career.

REACHING 300: Tigers forward Chad Butcher is just 7 games away from playing in his 300th WHL game, all with the Tigers. If Butcher makes the mark he will become just the 9th player in franchise history to reach the mark.

BACK IN TIME: With 1 more goal, Zach Fischer will become the first Tigers player since Ryan Hollweg during the 2001-02 season to reach 30 goals and 120+ penalty minutes

WHO TO WATCH: TigersMason Shaw: With goals in three straight games, Shaw looks to continue his streak.. Shaw has 3 points in 3 games vs. Prince Albert. RaidersCole Fonstad – One of the more dynamic players against the Tigers this season, Fonstad has scored 2 of the Raiders 4 goals

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: These two clubs met on this day during the 2007-08 season. The Tigers took advantage of a undisciplined Raiders team going 2 for 10 on the power play and out shooting Prince Albert 41 to 21. John Stampohar got the Tigers on the board first with his 3rd of the season on the power play. Jordan Hickmott and Brennan Bosch scored goals in the 2nd period before the Raiders found the net late in the third period to make it a 3-1 hockey game. Ryan Holfeld stopped 20 of 21 shots for the victory. The win began a 6 game win streak for the Tigers to end the season.

NHL DRAFTED / SIGNED PLAYERS: Matt Bradley (Montreal Canadiens), Nick Schneider (Calgary Flames), John Dahlstrom (Chicago Blackhawks), David Quenneville (New York Islanders)

 

LAST FIVE REGULAR SEASON RESULTS: NEXT FIVE: TIME:
Feb 17 @ Swift Current Broncos 3-1 LOSS    @ Prince Albert Raiders Wednesday March 1 6:00 PM (MT)
Feb 18 VS. Edmonton Oil Kings 7-4 WIN    @ Regina Pats Friday March 3 6:00 PM (MT)
Feb 21 VS. Moose Jaw Warriors 6-3 LOSS    @ Moose Jaw Warriors Saturday March 4 6:00 PM (MT)
Feb 24 @ Calgary Hitmen 5-4 WIN    VS. Kootenay Ice Tuesday March 7 7:00 PM (MT)
Feb 25 VS. Brandon Wheat Kings 4-0 WIN    VS. Edmonton Oil Kings Friday March 10 7:30 PM (MT)
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