VS Spokane — The Medicine Hat Tigers play host to the Spokane Chiefs for the lone meeting of the year between these two clubs. The Tigers are coming off a big road win in Red Deer last night over their Central Division rivals in the Red Deer Rebels. Spokane also made the trip East on the Number 1 last night after playing to a 6-4 win over the Calgary Hitmen at the Saddledome.
By the Numbers – October 25th, 2017
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
Max Gerlach – Upper Body (Day to Day)
2016/17 Series VS Chiefs:
Last 5 seasons VS. Chiefs: 1-1-0-1
Last Win VS Chiefs: October 28th, 2015 (W 6-2)
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (11)
Assists: David Quenneville (14)
Points: David Quenneville (18)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee (18)
Plus/Minus: Ryan Chyzowski (6)
Wins: Michael Bullion (4)
- This is the only meeting of the season between these 2 clubs.
- Hayden Ostir will face his former team tonight after being acquired by the Tigers in a trade on Oct. 19th
Did you Know?
- Joel Craven scored his first WHL goal in his first game last night VS. Red Deer.
- 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 leads the Tigers in scoring with 18 points. He has 4 goals and 14 assists on the season which is good enough for 2nd in the WHL in defenceman scoring. Chiefs – Nolan Reid has goals in 4 straight games for the Chiefs, including a 4 point effort in the Chiefs win over the Calgary Hitmen.
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. Nassen has 8 points in 11 games and is quickly forming a deadly offensive combination with David Quenneville. 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 is a 5th round selection of the Ottawa Senators and currently is sporting a 3-2 record with a 3.53 GAA and a .867 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 4-2 record posting a .920 SV% and a 2.52 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
|Oct. 24 @ Red Deer
||Oct. 27 vs. Moose Jaw
|Oct. 22 @ Lethbridge
||Oct. 28 @ Swift Current
|Oct. 20 vs. Kootenay
||Nov. 3 vs. Saskatoon
|Oct. 13 vs. Saskatoon
||Nov. 4 vs. Seattle
|Oct. 11 vs. Everett
||Nov. 10 @ Calgary