The Story Coming In
The Medicine Hat Tigers split their weekend after defeating the Regina Pats 6-2 on Friday night, they fell to the Red Deer Rebels 4-3 in overtime on Saturday. The Tigers are 4-2-1-0 and they are currently in 3rd place in the Central Division. Medicine Hat is led by veterans Ryan Chyzowski (4G, 3A), James Hamblin (3G, 4A) and rookie Cole Sillinger (4G, 3A) all with seven points in seven games played.
Tigers vs. Winterhawks
Tonight’s contest is the annual meeting between these two hockey clubs. The last time the Tigers and the Winterhawks met was February 10th, 2019, when the Tabbies won 2-1 in a shootout. Mads Søgaard stopped 32 of 33 shots faced and all five shooters during the shootout while Ryan Chyzowski scored the game winner. Medicine Hat is 1-2-0-0 against Portland over the past five years.
View from Portland
Tonight’s game will be the Winterhawks’ fourth game of a seven game road trip that they kicked off in Langley, BC against the Vancouver Giants. They are 1-2-0-0 on their road trip and 3-2-0-0 on their season so far. After tonight’s tilt, they will travel to Swift Current, Red Deer and Edmonton before returning home. Portland is led by veterans Johnny Ludvig (3G, 3A) and Jake Gricius (1G, 5A) with six points in five games played.
Elijah Brown is a speedy, skilled forward in his third season with the Orange and Black. The 19-year-old Edmonton product sees the ice well, he is creative and he is not afraid to mix it up. Look for Brown to drive to the net and create scoring opportunities tonight.
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 7 points (3G, 4A) in 7 games played so far this season. In his career as a Tigers, the 2014 first round Bantam draft pick has played 268 games, scored 82 goals and picked up 117 assists. Look for Hamblin to make an impact in tonight’s tilt.
- Garin Bjorklund has been listed as a ‘C’ prospect on NHL Central Scouting’s players to watch list.
- Cole Sillinger is second in the league for scoring by a rookie with 7 points (4G, 3A).
- The average age of the Tigers is 18.19
- Rookie defenceman Dru Krebs leads the team in +/- with a +6 rating.
- Tonight’s game is the Tigers’ first meeting with a Western Conference team.
- The Medicine Hat Tigers will be wearing pink jerseys on Saturday, October 12th for their Pink in the Rink game. All jerseys will be auctioned off through a silent auction on the concourse during the game.
CF Industries Community Corner
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Be YOUth Centre is a non-profit society that provides social and recreational opportunities for youth in Medicine Hat and area. Their mission seeks to improve the physical, social, mental, emotional, spiritual and cultural reality of youth in Medicine Hat and the surrounding area
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.