VS SASKATOON — The Tigers will play host to the Saskatoon Blades for their 4th game of this current 5 game home stand. They will look to go for 2 wins in a row, after defeating the Everett Silvertips 5-4 on Wednesday. Saskatoon is coming into tonight’s contest with a huge 6-4 win over the Regina Pats.

By the Numbers – October 12th, 2017

2017-18 WHL Rankings
OVERALL: 4-3-0-0
HOME: 3-1-0-0
AWAY: 1-2-0-0
Central Division: 1st
Eastern Conference: 4th

Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
Max Gerlach- Upper Body (Day to Day)
Joel Craven – Upper Body (Day to Day)
Jaeger White – Upper Body (Day to Day)

16-17 Series vs Saskatoon
OVERALL: 3-1-0-0
HOME: 2-0-0-0
AWAY: 1-1-0-0

Last 5 seasons vs Saskatoon: 9-4-0-0
Last win vs Saskatoon: 6-2 F – September 29th, 2017

2017-18 Club Leaders
Goals: Mark Rassell (8)
Assists: David Quenneville (9)
Points: Mark Rassell, David Quenneville (10)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee (14)
Plus / Minus: Tyler Preziuso, Dalton Gally (+4)
Wins: Michael Bullion (3)

 Tigers  Blades
PP HOME (3/13) 23.1%  (0/12) 0.0%
PP AWAY  (3/11) 27.3%  (2/9) 22.2%
PP OVERALL (6/24) 25.0%  (2/21) 9.5%
PK HOME (4/12) 66.7%  (4/13) 69.2%
PK AWAY (2/13) 84.6%  (4/12) 66.7%
PK OVERALL (6/25) 76.0%  (8/25) 68.0%

Tonight’s Matchup:

  • Mark Rassell and David Quenneville share the team lead in points with 10
  • Tigers Alternate Captain Ryan Jevne has 1G, 1A versus the Blades this season.

Did you Know?

  • David Quenneville notched his 100th career WHL assists versus the Everett Silvertips on Wednesday
  • Cole Clayton scored his first WHL goal in Saskatoon on September 29th
  • Dawson Heathcote scored his first WHL goal on Wednesday, vs Everett.
  • The Medicine Hat Tigers don’t have any active players from Saskatchewan.

Who to Watch:
Tigers – Gary Haden. The 18-year-old recorded 2 assists in the Tabbies win over Everett. The Aidrie native has 2 goals and 2 assists through his first 4 games. Saskatoon- Cameron Hebig. After missing the first two games of the season due to suspension. Hebig has 4 goals and 5 assists through his first 4 games of the season.

The Tigers made a splash at the annual CHL Import Draft this summer. Linus Nassen was selected in the second round by the Tigers and comes to Medicine Hat via Sweden. Nassen was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round of the 2016 NHL entry draft. Kristians Rubins, who was selected by the Tigers in the 2016 CHL Import draft is the first Latvian born player to ever suit up for the Orange and Black.

In the Net:
The Tigers acquired 18-year-old netminder Jordan Hollett from the Regina Pats in the offseason. Hollett registered his first win as a Tigers against his former team the Regina Pats on October 6th. The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 3-2 record posting a 916SV% and a 2.62 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
Oct. 11 vs. Everett (W)5-4 Oct. 20 vs Kootenay 7:30pm
Oct. 7 vs. Prince Albert (L) 6-1 Oct.22 @ Lethbridge 6:00pm
Oct. 6 vs. Regina (W) 4-2 Oct. 24 @ Red Deer 7:00pm
Sept. 30 @ Prince Albert (L) 4-2 Oct. 25 vs. Spokane 7:00pm
Sept. 29 @ Saskatoon (W) 6-2 Oct.27 vs. Moose Jaw 7:30pm
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