The Story Coming In
The Medicine Hat Tigers return home after playing 4 games in 5 days on the road that ended with a 2-0 victory in Swift Current on Saturday. Ryan Chyzowski scored both goals for the Tigers while Mads Sogaard earned his first Career WHL Shutout. The Orange and Black are 10-11-1-2 this season and will be looking to improve their record in tonight’s contest.
Tigers vs. Raiders
This will be the fourth and final meeting between these two clubs this season and the Raiders have won all three previous contests. Medicine Hat is 6-7-2-0 against Prince Albert over the last 5 seasons. The last time the Tigers beat the Raiders was a 5-4 SO Dec 6th, 2017, when Jordan Hollett set a career high with 49 saves on 53 shots faced.
View from Prince Albert
The Prince Albert Raiders are ranked 1st in the country with an impressive 21-1-0-0 record. Tonight marks their first game of seven on the road. Prince Albert is currently on a 14 games winning streak and their only loss this season was a 4-3 contest against the Rebels Oct 6th in Red Deer. The Raiders are led by veteran forwards Brett Leason with 47 points (22G, 25A) and Sean Montgomery with 25 points (11G, 14A).
Jordan Hollett is a very technically sound goaltender and squares up to the puck well. The 19-year-old Langley, BC, native is a towering 6’5 and catches with his left hand. Hollett was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Captain James Hamblin is leading the way for the Tigers this season. Hamblin is the top point producer for the Tabbies with 25 points (9G, 16A) in 24 games played. The 19-year-old Edmonton, AB product leads the Tigers by example as he exemplifies hard work, hustle and heart. Look for the Captain to set up his teammates as well as light the lamp himself in tonight’s contest.
- James Hamblin, Tyler Preziuso and Ryan Chyzowski are all tied as top goal scorer for the Tigers with 9 goals each
- Mads Sogaard earned his first career WHL shutout Saturday, November 17th against Swift Current. Sogaard turned aside all 48 shots faced.
- Jordan Hollett set a career high of 49 saves on 53 shots faced Dec 6th, 2017, vs PA. In Hollett’s last game for the Tigers on Nov 16th, 2018, against the Brandon Wheat Kings, he matched that performance once again turning aside 49 of 53 shots faced.
- Our Annual Teddy Bear Toss will be December 1st against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
- Fans have until the end of November to enter the Tigers Sub of the Month contest sponsored by Subway to win a jersey autographed by James Hamblin.
- The Tigers power play is overall 24.2% effective. Hayden Ostir and Ryan Chyzowski are tied with most power play goals (4) while Ryan Jevne leads the way with the most power play assists (9).
- The Tigers continue their scoring by committee approach with 17 skaters out of 20 scoring the team’s 70 goals thus far.
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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.