VS. EDMONTON — The Medicine Hat Tigers host the Edmonton Oil Kings at the Canalta Centre for the final time this season. The two Central Division rivals have faced off 5 times this season with the Orange and Black coming out on top all 5 times. The Oil Kings fell 4-2 to the Price Albert Raiders Tuesday. The Tabbies are also coming off a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Regina Pats but will look to return to their winning ways tonight.
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th
Jordan Hollett – Lower Body (Week to Week)
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
2017/18 Series VS Oil Kings:
Last 5 seasons VS. Oil Kings: 21-3-0-0
Last Win VS. Oil Kings: February 27, 2018 (W 5-2)
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (49)
Assists: David Quenneville (48)
Points: Mark Rassell (78)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (54)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven/ David Quenneville (11)
Wins: Michael Bullion (18)
- Ryan Chyzowski has 7 points (1G, 6A) in 5 games played against the Oil Kings this season.
- Mark Rassell is 4th in the league for scoring with 49 goals.
Did you Know?
- Hayden Ostir has 6 points (2G, 4A) in the last 5 games he has played.
- Josh Williams leads all Tigers rookies in goals with 9 so far this season.
Who to Watch:
Medicine Hat Tigers – David Quenneville is the league leading defenceman with 74 points (26G, 48A) so far this season. Quenneville is a dynamic playmaker with a devastating shot who is always dangerous on the power play. The 19-year-old Edmonton native has a high hockey IQ and plays with a lot of passion and enthusiasm. Look for Quenneville to make an impact on both ends of the ice. Edmonton Oil Kings – Colton Kehler has 4 points (3G, 1A) in the Oil Kings’ last 4 games. Kehler has been having a banner year reaching career highs in goals and assists. He is also the third top point producer for the Oil Kings.
In his first year with the Orange and Black, Linus Nassen has been making a name for himself. Hailing from Sweden, Nassen has 24 points in 41 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 18-13-3 record posting a 0.891 SV% and a 3.22 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
|Mar.6 vs. Regina
||Mar.10 @ Red Deer
|Mar.4 @ Kootenay
||Mar.13 vs. Calgary
|Mar.3 vs. Red Deer
||Mar.16 @ Lethbridge
|Feb.27 @ Edmonton
||Mar.17 vs. Lethbridge
|Feb.24 vs. Brandon
||(L) 4-3 OT