@ EDMONTON — The Medicine Hat Tigers pay a special visit to Rogers Place at 11:30 AM as part of the Oil Kings’ annual hockey hooky day. Schools from across Northern Alberta are invited to enjoy an afternoon of hockey, education and excitment. This will be the 5th meeting between the two Central Division rivals this season; the Tabbies have taken all 4 previous meetings including a recent 6-0 win at home February 7th.
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th
Jordan Hollett – Lower Body (Week to Week)
Joel Craven – Upper Body (Week to Week)
Linus Nassen – Upper Body (Day to Day)
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
2017/18 Series VS OIL KINGS:
Last 5 seasons VS. OIL KINGS: 20-3-0-0
Last Win VS. OIL KINGS: February 7th, 2018 (W 6-0)
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (46)
Assists: David Quenneville (44)
Points: Mark Rassell (73)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (52)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (11)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (16)
- David Quenneville has 6 points (3G, 3A) in the Tigers’ last 4 games.
- The Tigers are 16-4-1-0 when leading after the 1st period.
Did you Know?
- Mark Rassell scored his 100th Career WHL goal Saturday night and he is the 31st Tiger in franchise history to reach 100 goals.
- Affiliate player Kaeden Lane earned his first career WHL start Saturday night vs. the Wheat Kings.
Who to Watch:
Medicine Hat Tigers – James Hamblin is a speedy, hardworking, two way forward who has reached career highs in assists and points this season. In the month of February Hamblin racked up 11 points (2G, 9A) in 10 games played. Look for the 18-year-old Edmonton native to drive to the net and create scoring opportunities for the Tabbies. Edmonton Oil Kings – Tomas Soustal has 3 points (2G, 1A) in 4 games played against the Orange and Black this season. Soustal is the second top point producing player for the Oil Kings and will look to help the Oil Kings get on the scoreboard.
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 6 goals and 19 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 16-12-4 record with a 3.44 GAA and a .896 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 15-12-3 record posting a 0.889 SV% and a 3.25 GAA. Affiliate netminder Kaeden Lane has been called up to action for the Tabbies where he is currently posting a 0-0-1 record with a 2.73 GAA and a 0.879 SV%.
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
|Feb.24 vs. Brandon
||(L) 4-3 OT
||Mar.3 vs. Red Deer
|Feb.23 @ Kootenay
|| (W) 3-2
||Mar.4 @ Kootenay
|Feb.21 vs. Kootenay
||Mar.6 vs. Regina
|Feb.17 vs. Swift Current
||(W) 4-3 OT
||Mar.9 vs. Edmonton
|Feb.16 @ Swift Current
||Mar.10 @ Red Deer