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VS REGINA – This is the second of four meetings between the Regina Pats and the Medicine Hat Tigers this season. So far the Tigers are 1-0-0-0 versus the Pats (1-0-0-0 at home and 0-0-0-0 in Regina). The Tigers won the previous game 6-4 at the Arena. Medicine Hat also outshot the Pats 32-28 in the contest. Linden Vey (1G,3A) and Emerson Etem (2G,1A) lead the way for the Tigers with 4 and 3 points, respectively. Goaltender Tyler Bunz (1-0-0-0) allowed 4 goals (4.00 G.A.A) on 28 shots (85.7 Save %) in his one appearance against the Pats. On the power play, the Tigers went 0 for 2 (0.0%), while killing off 1 of 3 penalties (33.3%).
VS EAST DIVISION: So far this season, the Tigers are 9-3-1-0.
LAST GAME: The Tigers won a thrilling game against the Edmonton Oil Kings. The Tigers overcame a 3-0 deficit after the first period to win 6-5 in a shootout. Linden Vey (1G,2A) lead the Tigers with 3 points in the game. Kellan Tochkin scored his first goal in a Tigers uniform and added the winner in the shootout. Wacey Hamilton, Cole Grbavac, and Hunter Shinkaruk each added key goals in regulation for the Tigers.
2010-11 WHL RANKINGS: Record (29-15-2-0). Central Div. – 3rd. Eastern Con. – 4th. HOME (14-7-1-0). AWAY (15-8-1-0).
CANADA GAMES: Three Medicine Hat Tigers recent draft picks will participate in the upcoming 2011 Canada Games in Halifax. Cole Sanford (BC U-16), Gavin Broadhead (NWT U-16) and Spencer Jensen (AB U-16) will all participate at the event taking place Feb. 11-27, 2011.
STREAKS: Linden Vey (6G,13A) is currently riding an impressive seven game point streaks. Emerson Etem (6G,3A) has also been on a hot streak recording points in six straight games. Goaltender Tyler Bunz is 6-4-0-0 in his last 10 start.
MILESTONES: Linden Vey recently surpassed Henry Kuster (148 assists) for 17th all-time on the Tigers career assist leaders by recording his 149th career assist. With 243 career points, Vey is quickly approaching Stefan Meyer (246 points) for 20th on the all -time Tiger scoring leaders. Goaltender Tyler Bunz recently recorded his 62nd career win with the Tigers to tie Paxton Schafer on the all-time win list. Bunz is only seven wins away from tying Tigers great Kelly Hrudey (69).
TIGERS ROSTER MAKEUP: The Tigers currently have 23 players on the roster – 2 Goaltenders, 9 Defenceman and 13 forwards, including 7 rookies.
AGE BREAKDOWN: 3 – 20 year olds, 8 – 19 year olds, 6 – 18 year olds, 6 – 17 year olds, and 1 – 16 year old.
2010-11 CLUB LEADERS:
- Goals (31) Linden Vey
- Assists (48) Linden Vey
- Points (79) Linden Vey
- PIM (105) Cole Grbavac
- Plus/Minus (+26) Linden Vey
- Wins (22) Tyler Bunz
NHL DRAFTED / SIGNED PLAYERS: Linden Vey (L.A. Kings), Sebastian Owuya (Atlanta Thrashers), Kellan Tochkin (Vancouver Canucks), Jace Coyle (Dallas Stars), Alex Theriau (Dallas Stars), Tyler Bunz (Edmonton Oilers), Tyler Pitlick (Edmonton Oilers) and Emerson Etem (Anaheim Ducks).
PP: (42/214) – (19.6%) PK: (179/219) – (81.7%)