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GAME 66 @ KOOTENAY

@ KOOTENAY — The Medicine Hat Tigers travel to Cranbrook to face off against the Kootenay ICE for the final time this season. The Tabbies have won 5 of the 6 meetings between these two clubs this season including a recent 3-2 win February 23, 2018. The ICE are coming off a 5-4 shootout loss to the Red Deer Rebels Friday night; while the Orange and Black beat up the Rebels 6-1 last night at home.

OVERALL: 33-24-8-0
HOME: 20-8-4-0
ROAD: 13-16-4-0
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th

Injury Update:
Jordan Hollett – Lower Body (Week to Week)
Joel Craven – Upper Body (Day to Day)
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)

2017/18 Series VS ICE:

OVERALL: 5-1-0-0
HOME: 3-1-0-0
ROAD: 2-0-0-0

Last 5 seasons VS. ICE: 25-5-1-0
Last Win VS. ICE: February 23, 2018 (W 3-2)

2017/18 Club Leaders: 
Goals: Mark Rassell (48)
Assists: David Quenneville (46)
Points: Mark Rassell (77)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (52)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (11)
Wins: Michael Bullion (17)

TIGERS ICE
PP HOME (31/128) 24.2% (36/160) 22.5%
PP AWAY (24/121) 19.8% (14/121) 11.6%
PP OVERALL (55/249) 22.1% (50/281) 17.8%
PK HOME (18/94) 80.9% (27/118) 77.1%
PK AWAY (25/91) 72.5% (21/110) 80.9%
PK OVERALL (43/185) 76.8% (48/228) 78.9%

 

Tonight’s Match-up:

  • Mark Rassell has earned 9 points (6G, 3A) against the ICE this season.
  • The Tigers are 7-2-1-0 in their last 10 games.

Did you Know?

  • Ryan Jevne has 6 points (4G, 2A) in the Tigers’ last 4 games.
  • The Medicine Hat Tigers themed jerseys auctioned raised $49,735 at last night’s WHL Suits Up with Don Cherry to Promote Organ Donation Presented by RE/MAX.

Who to Watch:
Medicine Hat Tigers –  Gary Haden is one the hardest working, two way forwards in the Tigers’ lineup. Haden has his first 2 goal game of his WHL Career last night against the Rebels. The 18 year-old Airdrie native is a utility player who has been called on to play defence for the Tigers in the past. Look for Haden to create scoring lanes and drive to the net in today’s tilt. Kootenay ICE –  Brett Davis continues to put on strong performances for the ICE against the Tigers. Davis has 4 points (3G, 1A) against the Tabbies this season and will look to get the ICE on the scoreboard.

Imports:

In his first year with the Orange and Black, Linus Nassen has been making a name for himself. Hailing from Sweden, Nassen has 23 points in 39 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 17-12-3 record posting a 0.892 SV% and a 3.13 GAA. Affiliate netminder Kaeden Lane has been called into action for the Tabbies where he is currently posting a 0-0-1 record with a 2.73 GAA and a 0.879 SV%.

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
Mar.3 vs. Red Deer (W) 6-1 Mar.6 vs. Regina 7:00 pm
Feb.27 @ Edmonton (W) 5-2 Mar.9 vs. Edmonton 7:30 pm
Feb.24 vs. Brandon (L) 4-3 OT Mar.10 @ Red Deer 7:00 pm
Feb.23 @ Kootenay  (W) 3-2 Mar.13 @ Calgary 7:00 pm
Feb.21 vs. Kootenay (W) 3-1 Mar.16 @ Lethbridge 7:00 pm

 

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