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The Medicine Hat Tigers won their fourth straight game in a thrilling 5-3 victory over the Red Deer Rebels. Elijah Brown had his first two-goal game of this season while Bryan Lockner and Cole Clayton picked up three assists each. The Tigers have now improved their record to 27-16-2-2 and currently sit in 2nd place in the Central Division. The Orange and Black are led by veteran forwards James Hamblin with 57 points (27G, 30A), Brett Kemp with 42 points (25G, 17A) and Ryan Jevne also with 42 points (21G, 21A).

Tigers vs. Warriors

Tonight marks the third time this season the Tigers and the Warriors will battle. The Warriors took the first game 4-3 in a shootout back in October while the Tabbies took the second game 6-5 in overtime Dec 5th. Ryan Jevne scored the game-winning goal 1:16 in overtime to win the game for the Tigers. Medicine Hat is 3-3-1-0 against Moose Jaw over the past five years. After tonight’s meeting, these two clubs will travel to Moose Jaw to battle for the last time this season Friday, February 1st.

View from Moose Jaw

The Moose Jaw Warriors close out a 7 game road trip in Medicine Hat tonight. The Warriors are 5-0-1-0 on their road trip after defeating the Edmonton Oil Kings 5-2 last night. Moose Jaw is led by veteran forward Tristin Langan with 78 points (38G, 40A) and Pittsburg Penguins’ 2018 draft pick Justin Almeida with 63 points (16G, 47A). Both players had a goal and an assist in last night’s game against the Oil Kings.

Tigers Talent

Elijah Brown has 4 points (2G, 2A) in the Tigers’ last 2 games. The 19-year-old Edmonton product is a gritty, fearless forward with an offensive upside. Brown uses his speed to create opportunity all over the ice and he isn’t afraid to mix it up. His work ethic and creativity make him a fun player for fans to watch. Look for Brown to drive to the net and create scoring lanes tonight.

Captain’s Corner

Captain James Hamblin has been the Tigers’ top point producer all season with 57 points (27G, 30A), averaging 1.21 points per game. Hamblin is a hard-working two-way forward with a pass-first mentality but who also has a great scoring touch. The 19-year-old Edmonton native was drafted in the first round of the 2014 Bantam draft for the Tigers and since then he has suited up for 241 games, scoring 73 goals and picking up 99 career assists.

Quick Hits

  • Mads Søgaard has been ranked 3rd among North American goalies in the NHL Central Scouting Midterm ranking.
  • Søgaard competed in the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects game Wednesday in Red Deer. He suited up for Team Cherry who fell 5-4 to Team Orr late in the game. Søgaard started the first half of the game and made 17 saves on 18 shots faced.
  • Brett Kemp has been ranked 156th among North American skaters in the NHL Central Scouting Midterm ranking.
  • Daniel Baker scored his first career WHL goal against the Moose Jaw Warriors Dec 5th, 2018 in the Tigers’ 6-5 OT victory. Baker also picked up a couple assists and earned the second star of the night. It was Baker’s first multi-point game of his career.
  • Jordan Hollett picked up his first career WHL assist against the Moose Jaw Warriors during the 6-5 OT win in December.
  • The Tigers’ Annual ATB Skills Competition will be Tuesday, January 29th at 7:00 PM. Team Hamblin will be taking on Team Jevne and it is a suggested $5 donation to the MS Society at the door.

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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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