VS. REGINA — For the fourth and final time this season, the Medicine Hat Tigers will face off against the Regina Pats. The Pats have come out on top in two of the three previous contests between these two clubs and they are coming off a 7-4 defeat of the Edmonton Oil Kings. The Tabbies have won their last three games in a row including a recent 4-3 victory over the Kootenay ICE and will look to continue their winning ways tonight at the Canalta Centre.
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th
Jordan Hollett – Lower Body (Week to Week)
Joel Craven – Upper Body (Day to Day)
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
2017/18 Series VS Pats:
Last 5 seasons VS. Pats: 5-9-0-1
Last Win VS. Pats: October 6, 2017
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (48)
Assists: David Quenneville (47)
Points: Mark Rassell (77)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (54)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (11)
Wins: Michael Bullion (18)
- Ryan Chyzowski has 3 points (1G, 2A) in 3 games played against the Pats this season.
- The Tigers’ penalty kill is (1/7) 85.7% against the Pats this season.
Did you Know?
- Linus Nassen returned to active duty Saturday night against the Rebels and he has 2 assists in the two games he has played.
- David Quenneville is the league leading defenceman with 73 points (26G, 47A).
Who to Watch:
Medicine Hat Tigers – Hayden Ostir recently returned to Tigers line up after being sidelined with an upper body injury in December and he has been making up for lost time. The 18-year-old Winnipeg native has 4 points (1G, 3A) in the last three games. Ostir is a gritty forward with great vision and a nose for the puck. Regina Pats – Sam Steel is the speedy, skilled captain of the Pats. He has 15 points (7G, 8A) in his last 8 games played.
In his first year with the Orange and Black, Linus Nassen has been making a name for himself. Hailing from Sweden, Nassen has 24 points in 40 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 18-12-3 record posting a 0.894 SV% and a 3.13 GAA. Affiliate netminder Kaeden Lane has been called into 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)
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| Last 5 Regular Season Games
|Mar.4 @ Kootenay
||Mar.9 vs. Edmonton
|Mar.3 vs. Red Deer
||Mar.10 @ Red Deer
|Feb.27 @ Edmonton
||Mar.13 @ Calgary
|Feb.24 vs. Brandon
||(L) 4-3 OT
||Mar.16 @ Lethbridge
|Feb.23 @ Kootenay
||Mar.17 vs. Lethbridge