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The Medicine Hat Tigers opened their home and home series with the Swift Current Broncos by defeating the Broncos 2-0 last night. Alternate Captains Tyler Preziuso and Bryan Lockner each scored while goaltender Mads Søgaard turned aside all 25 shots faced to earn his first shutout of the 2019-20 season. After tonight’s tilt, the Tigers will head West on Highway One to battle the Calgary Hitmen Sunday afternoon.
Tigers vs. Broncos
Tonight marks the second meeting of eight scheduled between these two hockey clubs. The Tigers took game one last night by a score of 2-0. Over the past five years, Medicine Hat is 9-4-0-0 against Swift Current. The next time the Tigers and the Broncos will meet is December 27th, 2019, in Swift Current.
View from Swift Current
The Swift Current Broncos are now 1-1-0-0 this season after falling 2-0 to the Tigers last night. Goaltender Isaac Poulter stopped 45 of 47 shots faced and earned the first star of the night. After tonight’s game, the Broncos will return home for a four game homestand before taking off on a five game BC road trip.
Bryan Lockner is a hardworking, gritty forward in his third season with the Orange and Black. The 19-year-old Windsor CO product has a lethal shot and a powerful stride. This season Lockner has shifted from the wing to playing centre because of his ability to be a two-way forward. Look for Lockner to make an impact in both ends of the ice tonight.
Captain James Hamblin was the Tigers’ top point producer last season with 77 points (33G, 44A) in 67 games played. The 20-year-old Edmonton product picked up two assists in last night’s contest and his first points of this season. Hamblin is a fast, skilled, two-way forward who leads the Tigers by example.
- After three games, the Tigers are one of the top teams in the league on the penalty kill having killed all eight penalties thus far.
- The Tigers’ power play is ranked 6th in the league overall with (3/12) 25% effectiveness.
- Mads Søgaard’s first career shutout was November 17, 2018, vs Swift Current. Søgaard stopped 48 shots faced and it was his first of three shutouts last season.
- The Home Depot Street Hockey game with the Tigers is this Tuesday, October 1st from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
CHAT 94.5FM is Medicine Hat’s longest running station. CHAT loves taking part in community events and getting behind local causes that affect our listeners.
Currently, Chat 94.5FM is running their Annual CHAT Food Drive for the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank to help those in need. If you’re a school, not for profit, or a business – you can be apart of the CHAT Food Drive by phoning 403.548.8282.
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 wold to products that remove harmful emmissions from industrial activities.
Tonight the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank will be in the CF Industries Community Corner. The Medicine Hat & District Food Bank works collaboratively in the community of Medicine Hat and surrounding area to ensure an adequate and accessible food support system is available to individuals and families in need.
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.