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TIGERS SIGN HAMBLIN

Medicine Hat, AB – Medicine Hat Tigers’ General Manager and Head Coach Shaun Clouston announced this morning the team has signed James Hamblin to a WHL contract. The Tigers selected Hamblin in the first round, 17th overall in the 2014 WHL Bantam draft.

“We are excited and honored that James has decided to join the Tigers. He is an exceptional young man with tremendous character.” stated Clouston. “We welcome James and his family to our organization and look forward to a successful future together.”

James played the past two seasons for the South Side Athletic Club Lions in the Alberta Major Bantam League. This past season, he put up impressive numbers scoring 32 goals and adding 30 assists for 62 points in only 31 games. James was a member of the Alberta Cup Edmonton South Bruins team this past season. The Alberta Cup is an all-star team comprised of kids from the Major Bantam League. James captained the South team and his leadership was shown on the ice as well, sporting 5 points in 5 games.


JAMES HAMBLIN

Hometown: Edmonton, AB
Height: 5’ 8”  Weight: 134 lbs
DOB: April 27, 1999
Position: Center/Left Wing
Shot: Left

 

Season

Team

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

’12-13

SSAC Lions(AMBHL)

33

8

10

18

29

’12-13 Playoffs

SSAC Lions

11

8

4

12

6

’13-14

SSAC Lions(AMBHL)

31

32

30

62

50

’13-14 Playoffs

SSAC Lions

8

6

6

12

12

’13-14 AB Cup

South Bruins

5

3

2

5

4

 

“I have always been a Tigers fan.” said Hamblin. “I remember going to my first Tigers game when I was little and it is very special to be drafted by the Tigers.”

 

Hamblin’s signing comes on the heels of a successful Orientation Camp, which saw 21 prospects aged 14-16 attend to show Tigers coaching staff their potential and character throughout the 3 day weekend. Next up for the Tigers will be their annual Main Camp in the fall.



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