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The Medicine Hat Tigers erased a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Red Deer Rebels 4-3 in a shootout last night. Jonathan Brinkman scored the game winning goal while rookie goaltender Garin Bjorklund stopped 29 of 32 shots and three out of four shooters in the shootout. It was the Tabbies’ final game of a nine game road trip where they went 5-4-0-0 and improved their overall record to 13-6-1-0. The Tigers are led by veteran forwards James Hamblin with 29 points (12G, 17A) and Brett Kemp with 23 points (5G, 18A).

Tigers vs. Oil Kings

For the second time this season the Tigers and the Oil Kings will faceoff. The Oil Kings took the first meeting 4-2 on October 25th, 2019. The last time Medicine Hat defeated Edmonton was January 16th, 2019, in a 4-3 shootout. Over the past five years, the Tigers are 13-4-2-0 against the Oil Kings and 7-0-2-0 when playing in Medicine Hat.

View from Edmonton

The Edmonton Oil Kings fell 3-0 to the Tri-City Americans on Monday afternoon and will look to return to their winning ways tonight. The Oil Kings are 13-3-3-1 and they are currently sitting on top of the Central Division and the Eastern Conference. Edmonton is led by veteran forward Riley Sawchuk with 26 points (10G, 16A) and 2020 Draft Eligible Jake Neighbours with 23 points (4G, 19A).

Tigers Talent

Mads Søgaard was drafted in the second round, 37th overall by the Ottawa Senators in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft making him the third highest NHL drafted goalie in Tigers franchise history. The 6’7 Danish netminder has quick lateral movement, is incredibly patient and calm in net. He has great positioning and rebound control. Søgaard is 7-5-1-0 so far this season with a 3.01 GAA and 0.900 SAV%.

Captain’s Corner

Captain James Hamblin was named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending November 10th, 2019. During that week, the 20-year-old Edmonton product led all WHL scorers with 8 points (3G, 5A) in three games played improving his season total to 29 points (12G, 17A) in 20 games. After being drafted 17th overall by the Tigers in 2014, Hamblin has suited up for 281 games, scored 91 goals and picked up 130 assists. He is a speedy, hardworking, determined two-way forward who leads his team by example.

Quick Hits

  • Tonight’s game will be Daniel Baker’s 100th career WHL game.
  • Veteran forward Ryan Chyzowski played for Team WHL in the Canada Russia Series earlier this week.
  • Rookie forward Cole Sillinger played for Team Canada White in the World U17 Hockey Challenge.
  • Six Tigers are on multi game point streaks. Brett Kemp has 20 points (5G, 15A) in his last 13 games played. Cole Sillinger has 11 points (4G, 7A) in his last 7 games played. James Hamblin has 9 points (3G, 6A) in his last 4 games played. Tyler Preziuso has 6 points (3G, 3A) in his last 4 games played. Jonathan Brinkman has 5 points (2G, 3A) in his last 3 games played. Corson Hopwo has 3 points (2G, 1A) in his last 3 games played.
  • The Medicine Hat Tigers will be hosting a full team autograph night Tuesday, Nov 19th after their game against the Brandon Wheat Kings.
  • The Annual Medicine Hat News Teddy Bear Toss game will be Saturday, Nov 30th against the Saskatoon Blades.

Game Sponsor

Since 2010, NewRock Developments has been on a mission to provide exceptional, attainable housing in cities throughout Western Canada. As a multicity developer, they understand the importance of building communities that are well integrated. To achieve this, city selection and community involvement are very important.

CF Industries Community Corner

CF Industries is a global leader in transforming natural gas into nitrogen. The chemical processes used ensures they have the nitrogen they need to support life on earth – from fertilizer that feeds the crops that feed the world to products that remove harmful emissions from industrial activities.

Medicine Hat Skateboarding Association is a Registered Society of Alberta that provides skateboarding opportunities for local children and youth through skill-building programs like “Skate Skool” and skate competitions like “Beat the Heat.” Over the last 15 years, MHSA has served to promote athletic activity in young people and further the advancement of the sport of skateboarding in Medicine Hat.

Montana’s BBQ & Bar Birthday Party Package

The Medicine Hat Tigers along with Montana’s BBQ & Bar are excited to introduce Birthday Party Packages this season. There are three different packages that fans can choose from and all packages include two adult tickets and eight child tickets. To inquire about Montana’s BBQ & Bar Birthday Party Packages please call the Tigers Office at 403.526.2666.

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 49 seasons of playing major junior hockey, the Tigers have won 2 Scotty Munro Memorial Trophies, as well as, 212 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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