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VS VANCOUVER – This is the second and final meeting between the Vancouver Giants and the Medicine Hat Tigers this season. So far the Tigers are 0-1-0-0 against the Giants (0-1-0-0 in Vancouver and 0-0-0-0 at home). In the first meeting, the Giants defeated the Tigers 3-2 with each team getting 32 shots on net. Emerson Etem and Dylan Busenius were the goal scorers for the Tigers. Goaltender Tyler Bunz played a great game saving 29 of 32 shots (.906 Save % and 3.08 G.A.A) that he faced in the 3-2 loss. On the power play, the Tigers went 0 for 2 (0.00%), while killing off 5 of 6 penalties (83.3%).
VS BC DIVISION: So far this season, the Tigers are 4-3-0-0.
LAST GAME: On Saturday night, the Tigers defeated the Brandon Wheat Kings 4-3 at the Arena. Wacey Hamilton lead the Tigers with 3 points (1G,2A) in the game. Kale Kessy, Linden Vey, and Cole Grbavac were the other goal scorers for the Tigers. Goaltender Deven Dubyk (8-5-0-0) stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced for the win.
2010-11 WHL RANKINGS: Record (32-15-2-0). Central Div. – 3rd. Eastern Con. – 4th. HOME (15-7-1-0). AWAY (17-8-1-0).
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 (9G,14A) is currently riding an impressive ten game point streaks. Emerson Etem (6G,6A) has also been on a hot streak recording points in nine straight games. Goaltender Tyler Bunz is 7-3-0-0 in his last 10 start.
MILESTONES: Linden Vey recently surpassed Henry Kuster (148 assists) for 17th all-time on the Tigers career assist leaders and Stefan Meyer for 20th on the all-time Tiger scoring leaders. In his career, Vey has amassed 90 goals and 157 assists for 247 points. 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 four 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 (34) Linden Vey
- Assists (49) Linden Vey
- Points (83) Linden Vey
- PIM (116) Cole Grbavac
- Plus/Minus (+27) Linden Vey
- Wins (24) 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: (47/224) – (21.0%) PK: (192/234) – (82.1%)