The Story Coming In
The Medicine Hat Tigers return home from a three-game road trip where they posted a 2-1-0-0 record to host the Regina Pats. The Tigers had opened their Eastern road trip in Regina where they defeated the Pats 3-2. Tuesday night, the Tabbies tangled with the Wheat Kings and fell 4-1 before stopping in Moose Jaw Wednesday night to take down the Warriors 6-5 in overtime. The Orange and Black are 14-14-1-2 so far this season and they are led by Captain James Hamblin with 33 points (14G, 19A) and Alternate Captain Ryan Jevne with 28 points (12G, 16A).
Tigers vs. Pats
The Tigers and the Pats have met twice this season, both times in Regina. Medicine Hat took the first game 8-5 on October 26th and the second game 3-2 on December 2nd. The Tigers’ penalty kill is 83.3% effective (1/6) and the power play is 40% effective (4/10) against the Pats this season. Over the past five years, the Tabbies are 5-8-0-1 against the Pats and will look to improve their record tonight. After tonight’s contest, the Tigers and the Pats will meet one more time this season in Medicine Hat on Jan 11th, 2019.
View from Regina
The Regina Pats are 8-21-0-1 so far this season and lost 4-3 in a shootout last night against the Red Deer Rebels. Last week the Pats participated in a trade with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and acquired Jadon Joseph, Ty Kolle and seven draft picks while they sent Jake Leschyshyn and Nick Henry to Lethbridge. Both Joseph and Kolle picked up points against the Tigers during Sunday’s showdown in Regina.
Daniel Baker earned the second star of the night honours in his career best game against the Moose Jaw Warriors on Wednesday night. The 17-year-old Edmonton, AB native scored his first career WHL goal that night and picked up two assists for his first multi-point game. Baker is a calm, collected player with a great ability to the read the play. Look for Baker to make an impact on the defensive end for the Tigers tonight.
Captain James Hamblin is the hard working 19-year-old forward who steps up every game and consistently gets the job done. The Edmonton, AB product is not afraid to battle for the puck, set his teammates up and find the back of the net himself. Hamblin has 14 goals and 19 assists so far this season and is the Tigers’ top point producer. The Captain leads the team by example on and off the ice as he has been involved in every community outreach event the Tigers have been a part of this season. Look for the Captain to lead the way for his team tonight.
- Last Saturday, Dec 1st was the Medicine Hat Tigers’ Annual Teddy Bear Toss night. Mads Søgaard picked up his first career WHL point by setting up James Hamblin to score the all-important first goal. A total of 1,990 teddy bears and 1,080 winter wear was collected from the ice. These items will be split between the Medicine Hat Health Foundation, the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter and the Salvation Army.
- Not only did Daniel Baker score his first career WHL goal on Wednesday night against the Warriors but he picked up his first multi-point game. Baker had a total of 3 points (1G, 2A) in that game and leads all Tigers rookies with 8 points (1G, 7A) so far this season.
- Jordan Hollett picked up his first career WHL point by assisting on Joel Craven’s first goal of the season against the Warriors on Wednesday night.
- Ryan Jevne scored his first game-winning goal of this season in overtime against the Warriors Wednesday night. In his career, Jevne has scored 5 game-winning goals including a career-high of 3 last season.
- Mads Søgaard has been invited to the Danish selection camp for the upcoming World Junior’s tournament. Søgaard will depart for the camp after the Tigers’ game on Dec 15th.
- 16 Tigers have a point or more in two games played against the Pats this season. Leading the way is Captain James Hamblin with 5 points (3G, 2A) and Linus Nässen with 4 points (0G, 4A).
The Home Depot opened its doors in Canada in 1994 and caters to do-it-yourselfers, as well as home improvement, construction and building maintenance professionals. Don’t forget to purchase a team puck, signed by Tigers players from the Home Depot table located on the concourse. The lucky fan who purchases the one ‘Mystery Puck’ signed in gold sharpie will go home with a $100 gift card to the Home Depot. All funds raised will be donated to the McMan Youth Family and Community Services Association, through the Home Depot Canada Foundation.
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.
Medicine Hat Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MHSPCA) was incorporated on October 15th, 1979. Thousands upon thousands of homeless, sick and injured animals have received medical help, been vaccinated, spayed/neutered, microchipped and have found new and loving forever homes because of MHSPCA.
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.