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GAME DAY PREVIEW NOVEMBER 26 VS CALGARY

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LAST GAME: 3-2 SOW Vs Red Deer Rebels: For the 1st time this season the Medicine Hat Tigers won their 1st game after trailing after two periods of play Friday night in Red Deer. Tyler MacKenzie scored his 9th of the season while hit his team leading 14th to tie the game with less than 5 minutes to go in regulation. While goaltender Beckett Langkow stopped Dwayne Jean Jr. on a late penalty shot leading into overtime just moments after the Tigers tied it. Overtime would solve nothing and Brenden Lee Andrew Basha and Oasiz Wiesblatt would score the eventual winning goal to give Medicine Hat their first win against the Rebels this season.

VS CALGARY: It’s the second meeting of the 2022-23 season between the Tigers and Hitmen, the 1st meeting occurred on November 4th at the 7 Chiefs Sportsplex where the Hitmen would manage a 5-1 win on home ice. Tigers defenceman Pasha Bocharov scored the lone Tigers goal just 26 seconds into the contest.

In the Head to Head Match-up going back to the 1996-97 season the Tigers have a record of 78-76-9-5 with 3 ties in 171 games played, at home the Tigers are 44-33-4-3 with a tie.

HEAD TO HEAD

2021-22                                                                                                                                2022-23

Nov 13 @ MH (4-2 L)                                                                                      Nov 4   @ CGY (5-1 L)
Nov 14 @ CGY (4-3 OTL)                                                                               Nov 26 @ MH
Dec 28  @ CGY (3-1 L)                                                                                    Dec 2    @ CGY
Dec 30  @ MH  (3-2 L)                                                                                    Jan 21  @ MH
Jan 2     @ CGY (4-2 L)                                                                                     Mar 18 @ MH
Jan 29   @ MH  (6-5 L)                                                                                    Mar 19 @ CGY
Mar 26  @ MH (2-0 L)
Mar 30 @ CGY (3-2 L)                                    

TALE OF THE TAPE

MEDICINE HAT TIGERS (8-10-4-1) 21pts                               

4TH   in Central Division
8TH    in Eastern Conference
PP –  Overall 25/105 – 23.8% – Home  13/55 – 23.6%
Vs CGY – 0/0 –                             @ CGY – 0/6 – 0%
PK –  Overall 85/109 – 78.0 – Home  41/52 – 82.7%
Vs CGY – 0/0 –                               @ CGY  6/8 – 75%

CALGARY HITMEN (11-6-2) 24pts

3rd   in Central Division
6th in Eastern Conference
PP – Overall 14/87 – 16.1% – Away 5/40 -12.5%
Vs MH – 2/8 – 25%    @MH – 0/0  –
PK – Overall 78/87 – 89.7% – Away  40/43 -93.0%
Vs MH – 6/6 – 100%        @MH – 0/0 –

 

2022-23 REGULAR SEASON STAT LEADERS

Goals –  Lee (14)                                                                               Assists – Basha (20)
Points – Basha (26)                                                                          +/- – Parsons & Basha (+9)
PIMS – Parsons (39)                                                                        Wins – Langkow (8)
Shutouts – N/A                                                                                 Save % – Langkow .894%
GAA – Langkow (2.98)

PLAYERS TO WATCH

– Andrew Basha    23 GP: 6-20-26 PTS                          – Oasiz Wiesblatt  23 GP: 9-10-19 PTS
– Brenden Lee       23 GP: 14-10-24 PTS (9 PPG)          – Brayden Boehm 23 GP: 9-6-15PTS
– Tyler MacKenzie 23 GP: 9-7-16 PTS                            – Dru Krebs            22 GP: 1-10-11 PTS
– Reid Andresen    23 GP:4-10-14 PTS

MILESTONE WATCH

Reid Andresen – 3 games away from 100 GP                  Dallon Melin – 2 games away from 210 career GP
Beckett Langkow – Playing in career game #50              Dru Krebs – 5 points away from 60 in his career
Braydon Boehm – 5 points away from 70 in career       Bogdans Hodass – Playing in career game #75

HC/GM Willie Desjardins – 3 wins away from 400 as Tigers Head Coach

NEWS & NOTES
Defenders Attacking: The Tigers defence core of Rhett Parsons, Bogdans Hodass, Dru Krebs, Pasha Bocharov, Josh Van Mulligen, Reid Andresen & Josh Van Mulligen have contributed to 64 points (11 goals, 53 assists)

Silver Lining: Tigers forward Tomas Mrsic returns to the Tigers after taking home a silver medal at the World U17s in Langley, BC. Mrsic had one goal and one assists for Team Canada Red. Cayden Lindstrom also participated in the U17s as a member of Team White scoring two goals and two assists in the tournament.

Smith, Shane Smith: Tigers Rookie Forward Shane Smith, leads all Tiger rookies in scoring with 9 points (7 goals, 2 assists), while the Cessford, AB product is 13th in WHL Rookie Scoring and 2nd in Rookie goals this season.

 Go Shorty: Going into tonight’s game in Red Deer, the Tigers are 6th in shorthanded goals for in the WHL with 4, (Smith, St. Martin, Bocharov, Boehm)

Lee’s Laser: Coming into action tonight, Tigers forward Brenden Lee is tied for 1st in the Western Hockey League with 9 power play goals but also is 1st  in the entire Canadian Hockey League.

 Behind the Bench: This is Tigers Head Coach Willie Desjardins’ 11th season coaching the Tigers in two different tenures and is just 3 wins away from 400 while coaching the Orange & Black.

MacNeil’s Navy: The Tigers announced their leadership group for the 2022-23 WHL Season, Owen MacNeil was named the 39th Captain in Tigers history, while Rhett Parsons, Dru Krebs, Tyler MacKenzie & Dallon Melin will all wear alternate captain’s A’s on their jerseys this season.

HOW THE TIGERS WERE BUILT

WHL Draft (10): Andresen, Parsons, Shtrom, Wiesblatt, MacKenzie, Krebs, St. Martin, Boehm, Van Mulligen, Mrsic, Lindstrom, Basha, McKenna

Trade (5):
Bocharov, Lee, MacNeil, Smythe & May

CHL Import Draft (1):
Hodass

Listed/Signed (2): Langkow, Hanas

Waivers (1): Melin

ROSTER AGE BREAKDOWN (* indicates rookie):


Alberta – 11 Parsons, Wiesblatt, MacKenzie, Krebs, Langkow, St. Martin *, Smith *, Melin, Van Mulligen *, MacNeil, Basha

BC – 5 Smythe, Lindstrom *, Mrsic *, Boehm & May

Saskatchewan– 1 – Andresen

Yukon–McKenna*

USA – 2 –  Hanas, Bocharov        Latvia – 1 – Hodass

 

PREVIOUS THREE GAMES                                        NEXT THREE GAMES (all times MT/SD

Sat Nov 19 @ Prince Albert Raiders   (5-4 L)       Sat Nov 26  Vs Calgary Hitmen            (7 pm)
Wed Nov 23 @ Edmonton Oil Kings  (6-1 W)      Sun Nov 27 Vs Prince Albert Raiders (4pm)
Fri Nov 25 @ Red Deer Rebels            (3-2 SOW) Fri Dec 2      Vs Calgary Hitmen           (7pm)

 

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