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GAME 66: @ MOOSE JAW

@ WARRIORS: Tonight the Tigers finish their season series with the Moose Jaw Warriors having won 4 straight games. The Tigers have come back in their past 2 games to win. Moose Jaw has won 7 straight games heading into tonight. The Warriors did not play last night, with their last game being Wednesday, a 4-3 victory over Calgary.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

MARCH 4th, 2017

 

2016-17 WHL RANKINGS:

OVERALL: (46-18-1-0)

HOME: 23-8-1-0

AWAY: 23-10-0-0

Central Division: 1st

Eastern Conference: 2nd

INJURY UPDATES:

SCHULTZ – Lower Body

RUBINS – Upper Body

Man Games Lost to Injury: 75

16-17 SEASON SERIES VS. WARRIORS

OVERALL: 2-1-0-0

HOME: 1-1-0-0

AWAY: 1-0-0-0

LAST 5 SEASONS: 11-4-0-0

LAST WIN: Nov. 22, 2016 – 6-3

2016-17 CLUB LEADERS:

GOALS: MARK RASSELL (33)

ASSISTS: CHAD BUTCHER (67)

POINTS: CHAD BUTCHER (91)

PIM: ZACH FISCHER (123)

PLUS MINUS: CLAYTON KIRICHENKO (+45)

WINS: NICK SCHNEIDER (31)

16-17 CLUB COMPARISON:

 

  TIGERS WARRIORS
PP HOME 27.4% 19.2%
PP AWAY 29.9% 22.3%
PP OVERALL 28.7% (2ND)   20.8% (12TH)
PK HOME 80.0% 81.2%
PK AWAY 80.4% 84.0%
PK OVERALL 80.2% (6TH) 82.7% (4TH)
AT HOME 23-8-1-0 19-6-4-1
ON ROAD 23-10-0-0 20-11-3-0

 

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

  • Medicine Hat heads into tonight 8-2-0-0 in their past 10 games with the Warriors sporting a 7-2-1-0 record over the same span
    • Medicine Hat has the most wins in the WHL with 46, their win total is the most in the Canadian Hockey League
  • Medicine Hat has scored 314 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
  • Mason Shaw, Matt Bradley and Steven Owre all lead the Tigers in scoring against the Warriors having recorded 5 points in 3 games
    • Both John Dahlstrom and Zach Fischer led with 3 goals, while Owre leads with 5 assists

TIGERS FAST FACTS:

  • Max Gerlach recorded his 100th career WHL point with an assist on Mark Rassell’s team leading 33rd of the season last night
  • With the Tigers 93 points heading into tonight, it marks the best point differential in the standings (+26) since the 2002-03 and 2003-04 season. In the 03-04 season the Tigers went on to win the Central Division
    • It is the 15th time in franchise history the Tigers have reach 90+ points in a season, the last time being 2014-15
  • Since January 24th the Tigers have a record of 15-3-0-0, 5-2-0-0 against the East Division in those games

DID YOU KNOW?: With Zach Fischer’s 30th goal of the season last night it marked the 4th member of the Tigers this season with 30+ goals. That hasn’t happened since the 2003-04 season (Darren Reid, Chris St. Jacques, Clarke MacArthur and Stefan Meyer).

REACHING 300: Tigers forward Chad Butcher is just 5 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.

ROAD WARRIORS: Medicine Hat’s 23 road victories on the season are 2nd best in the WHL. The last time the Tigers had 23 or more wins on the road came during the 2011-12 season.

WHO TO WATCH: TigersJordan Henderson: A three point night last night in Regina, Henderson has 10 points in his last 6 games overall. WarriorsBrett Howden– Howden scored 3 times the last time these clubs met in Medicine Hat, Howden has 5 points in 2 games vs. Medicine Hat this season

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Back on this day during the 2007-08 season the Tigers took on the Edmonton Oil Kings. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead on goals from Brennan Bosch (19) and Bretton Cameron (11). The Tigers held off Edmonton except a lone power play goal in the second period. Medicine Hat would add to their lead in the third period a shorthanded goal by Jordan Hickmott (7) and an empty net goal by Tyler Ennis sealed the deal with his 40th of the year. Medicine Hat picked up their 39th win on 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 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)
Mar 1 @ Prince Albert Raiders 6-5 OTW    @ Edmonton Oil Kings Saturday March 11 7:00 PM (MT)
Mar 3 @ Regina Pats 6-4 WIN    VS. Red Deer Rebels Tuesday March 14 7:00 PM (MT)
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