The Story Coming In
The Medicine Hat Tigers improved their record to 4-2-0-0 after defeating the Regina Pats 6-2 at the Brandt Centre last night. Rookie forward Cole Sillinger (2G, 1A) and veteran Ryan Chyzowski (1G, 2A) combined on three of the Tigers’ six goals. Tonight’s game against the Red Deer Rebels will be the Tabbies’ first of a five game homestand. After tonight, they will host the Portland Winterhawks on Tuesday.
Tigers vs. Rebels
Tonight’s game is the first of six meetings between these two Central Division rivals this season. The Tigers are 13-5-0-0 against the Rebels over the past five years and the last time they met Medicine Hat won 7-4 on March 13, 2019. After tonight’s contest, the Tigers and the Rebels will meet next Saturday, October 12th at the Canalta Centre for the Tigers’ Pink in the Rink game.
View from Red Deer
The Red Deer Rebels beat the Swift Current Broncos 5-1 in Swift Current last night. Finnish Import Christoffer Sedoff had his first two point game while Keaton Sorensen scored his first career WHL goal in the victory. The Rebels are 3-3-0-0 and they are led by Brett Davis with 6 points (3G, 3A) in 6 games.
Cole Clayton is a very competitive defender that plays hard in all three zones. The 19-year-old Strathmore, AB product has great composure with the puck and sees the ice well. Clayton is fearless and he is not afraid to mix it up or block shots. Although he is primarily a stay at home defenceman, Clayton still contributes offensively by making smart plays.
Captain James Hamblin is a speedy, skilled two-way forward who leads the Tigers with tenacity and hard work. The 20-year-old Edmonton native has 6 points (2G, 4A) in 6 games played so far this season. In his career as a Tigers, the 2014 first round Bantam draft pick has played 267 games, scored 81 goals and picked up 117 assists. Look for Hamblin to make an impact in tonight’s tilt.
- The Tigers’ penalty kill is ranked 2nd in the league and it is (1/17) 94.1% effective. Their power play is ranked 6th and it is (5/21) 23.8% effective.
- Cole Sillinger scored a pair of goals and picked up an assist last night against the Regina Pats and he now leads all rookies in scoring with 7 points (4G, 3A) in 6 games played.
- Bryan Lockner played in his 200th career WHL game last night against the Regina Pats.
- Brett Kemp is the only current Tiger with a recorded hat trick. He picked up his hat trick March 13th, 2019, vs the Red Deer Rebels in a 7-4 Tigers victory.
- Caleb Willms scored his first career WHL goal last night against the Regina Pats.
- The Tigers will be wearing pink jerseys during their Pink in the Rink game October 12th vs the Red Deer Rebels. The jerseys will be auctioned off at the game through a silent auction and all proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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 world to products that remove harmful emissions from industrial activities.
The Medicine Hat Army Cadets is a free program for youth aged 12-18 who are interested in participating in a variety of challenging and rewarding activities, and the development of life skills in the areas of teamwork, leadership, and citizenship. Their structured program includes citizenship, leadership, community service, drill, sports, marksmanship, biathlon, survival, music, navigation, radio communication, and outdoor adventure activities.
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.