VS PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS — The Medicine Hat Tigers will host the Prince Albert Raiders tonight at the Canalta Centre. This will be the fourth meeting between these two clubs this season with the Tabbies winning the most recent game 5-4 in a shootout. The Tigers are hungry for a win after the Kootenay ICE stole their last game 4-3. The Raiders are coming off a 5-1 win over the Red Deer Rebels last night.
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th
Hayden Ostir – Upper Body (Week to Week)
Linus Nassen – Upper Body (Week to Week)
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
2017/18 Series VS Raiders:
Last 5 seasons VS. Raiders: 9-4-2-0
Last Win VS. Raiders: December 6, 2017 (W 5-4 SO)
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (38)
Assists: David Quenneville (33)
Points: Mark Rassell (58)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (44)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (11)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (14)
|| (26/95) 27.4%
|| (15/76) 19.7%
|| (16/88) 18.2%
|| (31/164) 18.9%
|| (12/68) 82.4%
|| (25/105) 76.2%
|| (37/173) 78.6%
- In his career as a Tiger, David Quenneville has 17 points (2G, 15A) in 14 games played against the Raiders.
- Mark Rassell has 4 goals in the Tigers’ last 4 games.
Did you Know?
- Jordan Hollett made a career high 49 saves against Prince Albert December 6th, 2017.
- Joel Craven is tied for 2nd in the league for rookies plus/minus with 11.
- Since ringing in the New Year, the Tigers defence have been making an impact on both ends of the ice with a combined 27 points (6G, 21A) in 9 games.
Who to Watch:
Medicine Hat Tigers – James Hamblin is a shifty forward who has deceptive speed. Hamblin has 42 points (14G, 28A) in 44 games so far this season. The 18-year-old Edmonton native has good hockey sense and a tireless work ethic. Prince Albert Raiders – Jordy Stallard is the Raiders’ top point producer this season with 58 points (31G, 27A) including 8 points (3G, 5A) against the Tigers.
In his first year with the Orange and Black, Linus Nassen has been making a name for himself. Hailing from Sweden, Nassen has 22 points in 38 games with the Tigers. The Tabbies blue line also features the towering shut down defenceman Kristians Rubins. Rubins is the first Latvian born player to ever suit up for the Tigers and he has netted 4 goals and 18 assists so far this season.
Protecting the Paint:
The Tigers acquired 18-year-old netminder Jordan Hollett from the Regina Pats in the offseason. Hollett is a 6th round selection of the Ottawa Senators and currently he is sporting a 14-11-3 record with a 3.40 GAA and a .897 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 10-7-1 record posting a .877 SV% and a 3.45 GAA.
NHL Drafted / Signed Players:
David Quenneville (New York Islanders), Mason Shaw (Minnesota Wild), Jordan Hollett (Ottawa Senators), Linus Nassen (Florida Panthers)
TIGERS BROADCAST: Listen to the legendary voice of the Tigers Bob Ridley broadcast all Tigers games on CHAT 94.5 FM. Bob Ridley has called all but one game since the Medicine Hat Tigers came into the league in 1970.
| Last 5 Regular Season Games
|Jan.17 vs. Kootenay
||Jan. 23 @ Red Deer
|Jan.14 @ Moose Jaw
||(L) 5-4 OT
||Jan.24 @ Edmonton
|Jan.13 @ Brandon
||(W) 4-3 OT
||Jan. 26 vs. Kelowna
|Jan.12 @ Regina
|| Jan. 27 vs. Moose Jaw
|Jan.10 @ Saskatoon
||Jan.30 @ Kelowna