The Story Coming In

The Medicine Hat Tigers won both games in a home and home series against the Red Deer Rebels earlier this week. Last Saturday, the Tigers travelled to the ENMAX Centrium where they rallied back from an early 2-0 deficit to win 7-3. Wednesday night, the Tabbies hosted the Rebels and scored 4 unanswered goals in the final frame to win 6-2. Alternate Captain Ryan Jevne led the way Wednesday for the Orange and Black by scoring his first career WHL hat-trick and picking up an assist.

Tigers vs. Hurricanes

Tonight will mark the fifth meeting of this Highway 3 Rivalry. The Tigers and the Hurricanes have split all previous meetings between the home and home series. The Tabbies’ most recent victory over the ‘Canes was a 4-3 overtime win Oct 19th at home. Over the past five years, Medicine Hat is 11-13-1-0 against Lethbridge.

View from Lethbridge

The Lethbridge Hurricanes are 12-8-3-2 so far this season and defeated the Swift Current Broncos 3-1 last night. The Hurricanes recently made some roster moves Thursday acquiring Jake Leschyshyn and Nick Henry from the Regina Pats in exchange for Jadon Joseph, Ty Kolle and draft picks. Dylan Cozens and Taylor Ross have been the deadliest Hurricanes against the Tigers this season with 6 points each in 4 games played.

Tigers Talent

Ryan Jevne scored his first career WHL hat-trick against the Red Deer Rebels on Wednesday night. The 20-year-old Edmonton product has played 237 games for the Orange and Black, scoring 45 goals and picking up 65 assists. Jevne is a speedy forward with a lethal shot who plays both sides of the puck well. Look for Jevne to make an impact in tonight’s tilt.

Captain’s Corner

Captain James Hamblin is a shifty forward with deceptive speed who leads the Tigers in points this season (11G, 18A). Hamblin has a great hockey sense and a tireless work ethic. He often leads the team by example by stepping up and consistently getting the job done. Hamblin is not afraid to battle for the puck, set his teammates up or find the back of the net himself. Look for the 19-year-old Edmonton native to drive to the net and create scoring opportunities tonight for the Tabbies.

Quick Hits

  • Corson Hopwo and Jaxon Steele picked up their first career WHL assists on Jevne’s third goal of the night Wednesday against the Rebels.
  • The Tigers are 7-5-1-0 against Central Division Rivals this season.
  • 10 different Tigers have a point or more against the Hurricanes this season. Leading the way is Captain James Hamblin with 8 points (3G, 5A) followed by Ryan Jevne and Tyler Preziuso with 3 goals and 2 assists each.
  • The Tigers’ Penalty Kill at home is 86.0% effective.
  • The Tigers continue their scoring by committee approach with 17 out of 20 skaters lighting the lamp to score the team’s 86 goals.
  • Last season, David Quenneville scored the first goal of the Teddy Bear Toss night against the Brandon Wheat Kings.
  • December’s Subway Tigers Sub of the Month Player is Ryan Jevne. Make sure to go on our website for all the details on how to enter to win an autographed jersey.

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.

Hut 8 Community Corner

Hut 8 Mining Company is a cryptocurrency mining and blockchain infrastructure company established through an exclusive partnership with the Bitfury Group, the world’s leading full-service blockchain technology company that recently opened in Medicine Hat.

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.

Family Packs

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.


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