TIGERS HUNT DOWN HITMEN 4-0
David Quenneville broke Kris Russell’s record for most points by a defenceman in franchise history with two assists on the night in a 4-0 win over the Calgary Hitmen.
Michael Bullion earned his second shutout in back to back games and his 6th career shutout by turning aside all 16 of the Hitmen’s shots
The Tigers came out fast and hungry in the first period out shooting the Hitmen 11-3. But the home team went to the dressing room tied 0-0 after 20 minutes of play.
In the middle frame, the Orange and Black broke the stalemate by scoring 3 goals in two minutes and forty seconds. Elijah Brown was the first one to solve Hitmen netminder Nick Schneider by burying a shot from the slot. Gary Haden and Jaeger White picked up the assists on the play.
Less than a minute later, Quenneville fired in a wrist shot from the point which Schneider turned aside, but Mark Rassell was there to tap in the rebound.
Soon after, Daniel Baker fired in a shot from the point that went through traffic and landed in front of Brown who tapped it in for his second of the night to give the Tabbies a 3-0 lead. White picked up his second assist of the night while affiliate player Baker earned his first WHL career point.
With less than five minutes to play in the final frame, Ryan Chyzowski scored on the power play to secure the 4-0 victory for the Orange and Black. Quenneville and James Hamblin assisted on the play.
Schneider stopped 41 of the 45 shots fired at him.
The Tigers are now 28-22-7-0 and will travel West on the number 1 highway Sunday to play the Hitmen for the second game of this home and home series. The puck will drop at 2:00 p.m.