The Story Coming In
The Medicine Hat Tigers had a strong third period performance and came back from a 2-1 deficit to defeat the Portland Winterhawks 4-2 on Tuesday night at the Canalta Centre. Veteran forwards James Hamblin and Brett Kemp each had a two point (1G, 1A) night. After tonight’s contest, the Tigers will host the Red Deer Rebels on Saturday and the Saskatoon Blades on Tuesday before hitting the road for nine straight games.
Tigers vs. ICE
With the relocation of the Kootenay ICE to Winnipeg, these two former Central Division rivals will only meet four times this season. The last time the ICE and the Tigers met was March 15, 2019, and when the Tigers won 5-2 including an empty net goal. Ryan Chyzowski and Brett Kemp both had two points (1G, 1A) in the game while ICE goaltender Jesse Makaj stopped 51 out of 55 shots faced. Medicine Hat is 18-2-0-0 against the ICE over the past five years.
View from Winnipeg
The Winnipeg ICE fell 4-0 to the Vancouver Giants in their last game on Saturday. The ICE are 3-3-1-0 to start their season and they are led by 2019 CHL Import Draft pick Michal Teply with 7 points (4G, 3A) in 7 games played. After tonight’s game, the ICE will travel to Swift Current to take on the Bronocs before returning home to the Wayne Fleming Arena to battle the Saskatoon Blades Saturday, Oct 19th and Sunday, Oct 20th.
Parker Gavlas is a physical puck moving defenceman in his first season with the Orange and Black. The 20-year-old Saskatoon, SK native is a hard nosed, two-way defenceman that can create offense with his speed. Gavlas has a great work ethic and he has developed a good partnership with Trevor Longo. Look for Gavlas to make an impact in both ends of the ice tonight.
Captain James Hamblin is the Tigers top point producer with 9 points (4G, 5A) in 8 games played so far this season. Last year the 20-year-old Edmonton native also led the team in points with 77 points (33G, 44A) in 67 games played. Hamblin is a speedy, skilled two-way forward who leads the Tigers with tenacity and hard work.
- Garin Bjorklund has been rated as a ‘C’ prospect on NHL Central Scouting’s players to watch list.
- Captain James Hamblin picked up his 200th career WHL point on Tuesday night against the Winterhawks when he scored in the second period.
- Ryan Chyzowski made his WHL debut with the Tigers Nov 6, 2015, against the ICE. In his career as a Tiger, Chyzowski has 19 points (12G, 7A) in 19 games played against the ICE.
- On Tuesday night, Brett Kemp and Daniel Baker set a Tigers franchise record when they scored 4 seconds apart. It is the fastest two goals in franchise history.
- Saturday night is the Tigers’ Pink in the Rink Night. The team will be wearing pink jerseys and the jerseys will be auctioned off through a silent auction on the main concourse during the game.
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CF Industries Community Corner
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Salta Gymnastics is celebrating its 31st year as a not for profit sports organization in Medicine Hat. With an amazing 8000 square feet of gym space, making it one of the largest gyms in southern Alberta, they offer lots of different types of gymnastics activities; recreational programs including preschool and drop-in, a SAS demo team, and women’s competitive team. They also offer birthday parties and gym rentals for small groups or schools. Salta’s latest mission is to update the smaller preschool rooms so they can offer new and exciting programming to the community.
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.