The Story Coming In
The Medicine Hat Tigers defeated the Red Deer Rebels 4-1 at home Wednesday night. Rookie goaltender Mads Sogaard turned aside 30 of the 31 shots faced, while Captain James Hamblin led the way with one goal and two assists. Wednesday night’s contest was the 5th multi-point game for our Captain this season. The Tigers are 4-1-0-0 in their last five games.
Tigers vs. Pats
Tonight’s contest will be the first of four meetings between these two clubs this season. The last team the Tigers defeated the Pats was October 6th, 2017, at the Canalta Centre with a score of 4-2. The Tabbies are 3-8-0-1 against the Pats in the last 5 seasons.
View from Regina
The Regina Pats lost their last game 5-1 against the Everett Silvertips. Regina is led by Colorado Avalanche’s 2017 draft pick Nick Henry and Vegas Golden Knight’s 2017 draft pick Jake Leschyshyn. Henry has who has 3 goals and 12 assists in 12 games and Leschyshyn has 5 goals and 6 assists in 11 games. The Pats are 2-3-0-0 in their last five games.
Ryan Jevne has recorded a multi-point game in the Tigers’ last four games while picking up an assist in Lethbridge to accumulate 9 points in 5 games. The 20-year-old Edmonton product has an explosive first step and a powerful shot that makes opposing goaltenders’ cringe. Jevne consistently works hard every game and his hard work has been paying off for him. Look for Jevne to drive to the net and create scoring opportunities in tonight’s tilt.
Captain James Hamblin is leading all Tigers with 15 points (7G, 8A) in 14 games played this season. Hamblin is currently on a 4 game point streak where he has scored 3 goals and picked up 4 assists. The 19-year-old Edmonton native is a two-way forward who leads his team with heart, hustle and hard work. His many leadership qualities contributed to why the team voted him to Captain the Tigers in their 49th season.
- Three Tigers are currently on multi-game point streaks. Ryan Jevne has 4 goals and 5 assists in the last 5 games. Tyler Preziuso also has 4 goals and 5 assists in the last 5 games. James Hamblin has 3 goals and 4 assists in the last 4 games.
- Affiliate player Cole Sillinger is expected to play in his first WHL Career Game tonight. Sillinger is a 2018 first round bantam draft pick who scored 4 goals during the Tigers preseason.
- Tigers acquired 99 born forward Logan Christensen from the Saskatoon Blades on Thursday.
- Affiliate player Damon Agyeman played his first WHL Career Game on Wednesday against the Rebels.
- Cole Clayton scored his first goal of the 2018-19 season in Wednesday’s
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.