The Story Coming In
The Medicine Hat Tigers were bested 4-0 by the Brandon Wheat Kings on Tuesday night and they will look to return to their winning ways tonight when they host the Moose Jaw Warriors. The Orange and Black are 14-7-1-0 overall and 6-2-1-0 at home. Medicine Hat is led by veteran forwards Captain James Hamblin with 33 points (14G, 19A) and Brett Kemp with 24 points (6G, 18A). After tonight’s battle with the Warriors, the Tabbies will host the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday.
Tigers vs. Warriors
For the first time this season the Tigers will faceoff against the Warriors. Last year, these two hockey clubs met four times and the Tabbies boasted a 1-2-0-1 record against the Warriors with their only win coming December 5th, 2018, in overtime. Over the past five years Medicine Hat is 4-6-1-1 overall against Moose Jaw and 2-3-0-1 when playing at home. The Tigers and the Warriors will meet again next Friday in Moose Jaw.
View from Moose Jaw
The Moose Jaw Warriors lost 4-0 to the Saskatoon Blades on Sunday and they will be looking to rebound tonight in Medicine Hat. The Warriors are 9-9-1-0 so far this season and they are led by 2021 NHL Draft Eligible Ryder Korczak with 29 points (8G, 21A) in 19 games played and 2019 Anaheim Ducks draft pick Brayden Tracey with 22 points (10G, 12A) in 12 games played. After tonight the Warriors will return to Mosaic Place to host the Calgary Hitmen on Saturday night.
Daniel Baker is a smart, two-way defenceman in his second season with the Orange and Black. The 18-year-old Edmonton native is a calm, collected player who is not afraid to join the rush up the ice. Baker has already set a new career high in goals this season with 6 and he is two points away from matching his total points from last season (17).
Captain James Hamblin is currently tied in second in the league for scoring with 33 points (14G, 19A). The 20-year-old Edmonton product has been the Tigers’ most consistent player all season. Hamblin reads plays well which allows him to always be in the right spot. He is a speedy, hardworking, two-way forward with the ability to set up his teammates or score goals himself.
- The Tigers have 88 goals so far this season and they have only been held scoreless in two games – Sep 29 vs CGY and Nov 19 vs BDN.
- In 22 games played this season, Brett Kemp has only been kept off the scoresheet in five games. Kemp has 24 points (6G, 18A) in 22 games so far this season.
- Last season Daniel Baker and Ryan Chyzowski each had three points (1G, 2A) against the Warriors.
- Veteran defenceman Daniel Baker scored his first career WHL goal against the Warriors December 5th, 2018, in a 6-5 OT Tigers victory.
- Veteran forward Baxter Anderson scored his first career WHL goal against the Warriors December 31st, 2015, in a 6-3 Tigers victory.
- The Annual Medicine Hat News Teddy Bear Toss game will be Saturday, November 30th against the Saskatoon Blades.
Fountain Tire 3 Stars
Nominate someone in our community for a Fountain Tire & Tigers 3-Star Experience including $250 gift certificate to Fountain Tire, $200 to the Tigers Souvenir Store, and an in-game presentation to honour them. For more information: www.fountaintire3stars.com
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.
The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Southeastern Alberta Chapter – Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. On average, 11 Canadians are diagnosed with MS every day. The MS Society is a leader in worldwide research. Over the past 70 years, the MS Society of Canada has invested $175 million in MS research looking into treatments, the cause and ultimately a cure.
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.