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The Medicine Hat Tigers split this past weekend with the Lethbridge Hurricanes winning 4-3 in overtime at home Friday night before falling 8-3 Saturday in Lethbridge. The Tigers are now 3-2-0-0 in their last five games and have won their last three home games. The Orange and Black will look to continue their winning ways in tonight’s contest.

Tigers vs. Rebels

Tonight’s game will be the first of six meetings between these two Central Division Rivals this season. The last time the Tigers hosted the Rebels was March 3rd, 2018, during the RE/MAX Presents the WHL Suits Up with Don Cherry to Promote Organ Donation. Medicine Hat raised $49,489.50 for the Kidney Foundation and the Tigers defeated the Rebels 6-1.

View from Red Deer

The Red Deer Rebels have had a strong start to their 2018-19 WHL Campaign and they are currently sitting in first place in the Central Division. The Rebels won their last game 3-1 against the Calgary Hitmen last night. Red Deer is 3-2-0-0 in their last five games and they are led by veteran Brandon Hagel with 10 goals and 12 assists in 12 games.

Tigers Talent

Tyler Preziuso has been tearing it, scoring three goals and picking up five assists in the last four games. “Tyler has tremendous speed which he uses to win races to loose pucks and create turnovers. He has been one of the hardest workers all season and he is getting rewarded for his effort,” said Assistant Coach Joe Frazer.

Captain’s Corner

Captain James Hamblin is tied with Tyler Preziuso as the Tigers’ top point producer. Hamblin has 6 goals and 6 assists in 13 games played so far this season. The 19-year-old Edmonton product is a hard-working, two-way forward who humbly leads the Tigers by example. In Friday night’s contest, Hamblin scored the game-winning goal on a penalty shot in overtime. Last season, Hamblin reached career highs in assists (43) and points (64) and will be looking to exceed those totals this season.

Quick Hits

  • Four Tigers are currently on point streaks. Tyler Preziuso has 8 points (3G, 5A) in the last 4 games. Ryan Jevne has 7 points (4G, 3A) in the last 4 games. Ryan Chyzowski has 5 points (1G, 4A) in the last 4 games. James Hamblin has 4 points (2G, 2A) in the last 3 games.
  • The Tigers penalty kill is 95.5% effective at home.
  • Last season Ryan Jevne led the Tigers in points against the Rebels, scoring 3 goals and picking up 2 assists in 6 games played.
  • Seven different Tigers have scored the first goal of the game this year.
  • The Tigers continue to rely on their scoring by committee approach with 10 different players contributing to the team’s 36 goals.
  • Don’t forget to go to any local Subway and try James Hamblin’s favourite sub for a chance to win an autographed jersey

Game Sponsor

Since 1936, BC Fruit Trees has helped to promote not just British Columbia’s amazing apples, but also pears, cherries, apricots, peaches, prune plums and nectarines. In addition to their amazing tree fruits, they also grow table grapes and blueberries. The BC Tree Fruits leaf guarantees flavourful food grown close to home using natural and sustainable methods.

Hut 8 Community Corner

Hut 8 Mining Company is a cryptocurrency mining and blockchain infrastructure company established through an exclusive partnership with the Bitfury Group, the world’s leading full-service blockchain technology company that recently opened in Medicine Hat.

McCoy/ Eagle Butte Colts Football is a local high school football team.

Family Packs

The Medicine Hat Tigers are excited to introduce Family Packs this season! Two adult tickets and two children tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 pops for $69.95. Family packs can be purchased online through Ticketmaster or in person at the box office.

About the Medicine Hat Tigers
The Medicine Hat Tigers are a junior hockey team in the Western Hockey League (WHL) who play out of Medicine Hat, AB and were established in 1970. In 48 seasons of playing major junior hockey, the Tigers have won 2 Scotty Munro Memorial Trophies, as well as, 210 playoff games which led to winning 43 playoff series, raising 33 banners, winning five Ed Chynoweth Cups and two Memorial Cups.


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