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GAME 9 VS KOOTENAY

VS Kootenay — The Medicine Hat Tigers will battle their first Central Division opponent since the opening weekend of the season as they host the new look Kootenay ICE. The Tigers are looking for their 3rd consecutive home victory, while the ICE are coming off a big win over the high powered Moose Jaw Warriors.

By the Numbers – October 20th, 2017

OVERALL: 5-3-0-0
HOME: 4-1-0-0
ROAD: 1-2-0-0
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th

Injury Updates:
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. Kootenay
OVERALL: 7-0-0-0
HOME: 3-0-0-0
ROAD: 4-0-0-0

Last 5 Seasons VS. Kootenay: 16-4-1-0
Last Win VS. Kootenay: March 7, 2017 (5-4 F/OT)

2017-18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (9)
Assists: David Quenneville (12)
Points: David Quenneville (14)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee (16)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Preziuso (4)
Wins: Michael Bullion (3)

     Tigers          ICE
PP HOME (8/20) 40.0% (4/25) 16.0%
PP AWAY (3/11) 27.3% (1/11) 9.1%
PP OVERALL (11/31) 35.5% (5/36) 13.9%
PK HOME (5/15) 66.7%  (5/27) 81.5%
PK AWAY (2/13) 84.6%  (3/15) 80.0%
PK OVERALL (7/28) 75.0% (3/15) 80.0%

Tonight’s Matchup:

  • Medicine Hat has come out on top over Kootenay in 11 out of the previous 12 meetings.
  • Linus Nassen and David Quenneville each had 3 assists in the win over Saskatoon.

Did you Know?

  • David Quenneville recently surpassed the 100 career assist milestone.
  • The Tigers are 47-26-1-0 all-time at the Canalta Centre.
  • The Tigers roster currently features 8 rookies.
  • David Quenneville was selected to represent Team Canada at the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series.
  • Josh Williams was selected to represent Team Canada at the World U17 Hockey Challenge.

Who to Watch:
Tigers – David Quenneville is on a torrid pace to start the season, he has registered at least 1 point in all 7 games he has suited up for this season, with 4 of those being multiple point nights. ICE – Peyton Krebs leads all Kootenay ICE Skaters with 10 points. The 2001 born Left Winger is currently tied for 3rd in the Western Hockey League rookie scoring.

Imports:
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.

Between the Pipes:
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. 13 vs. Saskatoon (W) 5-2 Oct.22 @ Lethbridge 6:00pm
Oct. 11 vs. Everett (W) 5-4 Oct. 24 @ Red Deer 7:00pm
Oct. 7 vs. Prince Albert (L) 6-1 Oct. 25 vs. Spokane 7:00pm
Oct. 6 vs. Regina (W) 4-2 Oct. 27 vs. Moose Jaw 7:30pm
Sept. 30 @ Prince Albert (L) 4-2 Oct. 28 @ Swift Current 7:00pm
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