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GAMEDAY PREVIEW – JAN 14 @ MOOSE JAW

VS MOOSE JAW: This will be the third meeting of the season between Moose Jaw and Medicine Hat. Moose Jaw has come away with the first two games of the season series, both OT wins, with the most recent being back on November 6th in Medicine Hat. The Warriors are currently 2nd in the East Division and 4th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 16-14-3-1. This will be Moose Jaws first game in almost two weeks as some of their schedule was postponed due to COVID-19. The Warriors last game was against the Regina Pats, falling by a 7-6 margin in OT.

 

2021-21 WHL RANKINGS:
Record (7-21-3-1)
Central Division – 6th
Eastern Con. – 12th
Home (5-8-1-0)
Away (2-13-2-1)

 

VS CENTRAL DIVISION: The Tigers have a 5-11-1-0 record vs Central Division opponents.
VS EAST DIVISION: The Tigers have a 2-10-2-1 record vs East Division opponents.

 

LAST GAME: The Tigers return to action was a successful one as they completed the come from behind victory in overtime to take down the Brandon Wheat Kings by a score of 4-3. Ashton Ferster got his 8th goal of the campaign and is now tied the for the lead in team scoring, recent acquisitions Pavel Bocharov (2) and Brendan Lee (6) each scored their first goals donning the Tigers jerseys, and Owen MacNeil (5) had the OT winner. Garin Bjorklund was doing his best human highlight reel impression, stopping 19 of the 22 shots sent his way, earning the win.

 

MILESTONES: Corson Hopwo is closing in on his 100th career WHL point. The forward from Duncan, BC needs only five points to cross that threshold. Tigers Defenceman Dru Krebs played in his 100th career WHL game on Saturday, December 4th vs Brandon. Daniel Baker is now four games shy of playing in his team leading 200th career WHL game. Newcomer Brendan Lee recently played in his 100th career WHL game before being dealt to the Tigers.

 

PLAYER TO WATCH: Ashton Ferster is currently tied for the team lead in scoring with Noah Danielson and has 8 goals so far this season. The 6’4 forward from Shellbrook, SK has created headaches for opposing goaltenders of late. Ferster has found a home in front of opposing goalies doing what he can to get their eyes off the puck as well as redirecting teammates shots and putting rebounds in the back of the cage.

 

 

CLUB LEADERS   LEADING SCORERS:
· Goals Danielson  / Ferster (8)   · Tyler MacKenzie 2G, 17A, 19 PTS
· Assists Tyler MacKenzie (17)   · Noah Danielson 8G, 8A, 16 PTS
· Points MacKenzie (19)   · Daniel Baker 4G, 12A, 16 PTS
· PIMs Daniel Baker (65)   · Bogdans Hodass 3G, 13A, 16 PTS
· Plus/Minus Shtrom (-1)   · Corson Hopwo 7G, 8A, 15 PTS
· Wins Bjorklund (5)   · Ashton Ferster 8G, 6A, 14 PTS
ROOKIE LEADERS     · Oasiz Wiesblatt 4G, 9A, 13 PTS
· Goals Bogdans Hodass (3)   · Brendan Lee 6G, 6A, 12 PTS
· Assists Bogdans Hodass (13)   · Owen MacNeil 5G, 6A, 11 PTS
· Points Bogdans Hodass (16)   · Brayden Boehm 4G, 7A, 11 PTS
· PIMs Bogdans Hodass (20)   · Oren Shtrom 7G, 3A, 10 PTS
· Plus/Minus Bogdans Hodass (-4) · Teague Patton 5G, 3A, 8 PTS

 

SPECIAL TEAMS:

  • POWER PLAY: 26 / 121 – 21.5% – 11th
  • PENALTY KILL: 106 / 138– 76.8% – 16th

 

TIGERS ROSTER MAKEUP: The Tigers have 22 players on the roster – 2 Goaltenders, 7 Defencemen and 13 Forwards, including 5 rookies.

 

AGE BREAKDOWN: 3 – 20-year-olds, 3 – 19-year-olds, 8 – 18-year-olds, 6 – 17-year-olds, 2 – 16-year-olds

 

NHL DRAFTED / SIGNED PLAYERS: Garin Bjorklund (Washington Capitals), Dru Krebs (Washington Capitals)

 

TIGERS SCHEDULE: 

LAST FIVE: RESULTS: NEXT FIVE: TIME:
vs Brandon Wheat Kings 4-3 OT WIN vs Lethbridge, Sat, Jan 15 7:00 PM (MST)
@ Calgary Hitmen 4-2 Loss vs Red Deer, Sun, Jan 16 6:00 PM (MST)
vs Winnipeg ICE 6-1 Loss @ Saskatoon, Fri, Jan 21 6:00 PM (MST)
vs Calgary Hitmen 3-2 WIN @ Prince Albert, Sat, Jan 22 6:00 PM (MST)
@ Calgary Hitmen 3-1 Loss vs Saskatoon, Tue, Jan 25 7:00 PM (MST)

 

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