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GAME 26 VS SASKATOON

 The Story Coming In

The Medicine Hat Tigers won their third straight game last night when they defeated the Moose Jaw Warriors 6-0 at Mosaic Place. Captain James Hamblin scored a pair of goals and picked up an assist in the victory while goaltender Mads Søgaard stopped all 15 shots faced to earn his second shutout of the season. Tonight the Tabbies will host the Saskatoon Blades for their Annual Medicine Hat News Teddy Bear Toss game. Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears and winter wear items in plastic bags to throw on the ice when the Tigers score their first goal. The Orange and Black are 17-7-1-0 and they are led by Hamblin with 38 points (17G, 21A).

Tigers vs. Blades

For the second time this season, the Tabbies will host the Blades. The last time these two hockey clubs met was October 15th in Medicine Hat when the Tigers came out on top of a 3-1 victory. Rookie defenceman Dru Krebs scored his first career WHL goal in the contest. Over the past five years, Medicine Hat is 8-4-0-1 against Saskatoon and 5-2-0-0 when playing at home. The next time these two hockey clubs will meet is December 10th in Saskatoon.

View from Saskatoon

The Saskatoon Blades came from behind to defeat the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-3 in a shootout on Friday night. Zach Huber scored the game tying goal to force extra time with less than two minutes to play in regulation before Kyle Crnkovic scored the game winner in the shootout. Goaltender Nolan Maier stopped 40 of 43 shots faced in the contest to help the Blades improve their record to 14-12-1-1. The Blades are led by veteran forward Riley McKay with 23 points (10G, 13A).

Tigers Talent

Cyle McNabb made his debut with the Tigers in last night’s 6-0 victory and picked up his first point with his new club by assisting on the team’s fifth goal of the game. The 19-year-old Winnipeg MB product is a strong, two-way forward who likes to shoot the puck and play the body. Look for McNabb to make an impact in tonight’s tilt.

Captain’s Corner

Captain James Hamblin is leading the Tigers with 38 points (17G, 21A) and he is ranked third in the league in scoring. The 20-year-old Edmonton product was drafted 17th overall by the Tigers in the 2014 Bantam Draft. Since then he has suited up for 286 games, scored 96 goals and picked up 134 assists. Hamblin leads his team by example and he is consistently the team’s hardest worker.

Quick Hits

  • Rookie forward Cole Sillinger is ranked third in scoring amongst rookies with 20 points (10G, 10A) in 20 games played.
  • Veteran forwards Ryan Chyzowski and Brett Kemp led the Tabbies in scoring against the Blades in the last meeting between these two clubs with 2 points each. Chyzowski scored the game winning goal and picked up an assist while Kemp had 2 assists.
  • After tonight’s contest, goaltender Mads Søgaard and forward Jonathan Brinkman will leave to join Team Denmark for the 2020 U20 World Championship Division 1 Group A Tournament in Minsk, Belarus.
  • Defenceman Eric Van Impe scored the Tigers’ insurance goal in last night’s game against the Warriors and he has now set new career highs in all offensive categories. Van Impe has 3 goals, 8 assists and 11 points in 25 games played so far this season.
  • The Tigers won their first WHL Championship in their third season of existence when they defeated the Saskatoon Blades in the 1973 Finals.

Game Sponsor

Medicine Hat News is a daily newspaper published in Medicine Hat, AB. On Oct 29th, 1885, the first issue of the forerunner to the Medicine Hat News, the Times, was run off a tiny hand press. The paper was a community booster, a voice for Southeastern Alberta and a publication that residents of the area still turn to over 130 years later.

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 Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation advances the health of our community through innovation and enhancements to healthcare services in Southeastern Alberta. The Teddy Bears from tonight’s teddy bear toss will be delivered by players to Pediatrics, Children’s Health and Developmental Services (CHADS), Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging, Operating Room or Operating Suite, Lab and Mental Health.

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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