This is the second of six meetings between the Medicine Hat Tigers and Red Deer Rebels. So far this season, Medicine Hat has posted a (1-0-0-0) record versus the Rebels (1-0-0-0 at home and 0-0-0-0 in Red Deer) with the Tigers outscoring the Rebels 2-1 despite being outshot by Red Deer 32-17. Leading the way for the Tigers versus the Rebels is forward Linden Vey with two assists, while Tyler Pitlick and Ryan Harrison each have a goal. Goaltender Deven Dubyk has allowed one goal on 32 shots this season, while Tyler Bunz (5-1-0-0) allowed 11 goals (1.79 G.A.A.) on 200 shots (.945 Save %) in six games last season against the Rebels. The Tigers are 2 for 6 on the power play (33.3%), while killing off 5 of 6 Red Deer power plays (83.3%).
Vs Central Division: Last season, Medicine Hat posted a record of 21-7-2-2 in 32 games versus Central Division opponents. So far this season, the Tigers are 1-1-0-0.
LAST GAME: The Tigers defeated by the Red Deer Rebels 2-1 at The Arena. Scoring for the Tigers were forwards Tyler Pitlick and Ryan Harrison – both on the power play, while goaltender Deven Dubyk (1-0-0-0) stopped 31 of 32 shots in the win.
2010 WHL Preseason – Medicine Hat went 4-1-0-1 in six preseason games. Leading the team in scoring was forward Hunter Shinkaruk (94) and Curtis Valk (93), each with two goals and two assists.
NHL Camp Returnees – The Tigers welcomed back 20-year-old forward Jace Coyle, who attended camp with the Dallas Stars (NHL). The Cranbrook, BC native signed a three-year entry level contract with Dallas earlier in the year.
2010-11 WHL RANKINGS: Record (1-1-0-0). Central Division – 5th. Eastern Conference – 7th. 2010-11 Home Record (1-1-0-0). Away Record (0-0-0-0).
NOTES: Last season marked the 8th straight season the Medicine Hat Tigers qualified for the WHL Playoffs. 20-year-old Joey Frazer has stepped aside from playing, accepting an Assistant Coach position with the club.
TIGERS ROSTER MAKEUP: The Tigers currently have 23 players on the roster – 2 Goaltenders, 7 Defenceman and 15 forwards.
AGE BREAKDOWN: 3 – 20 year olds, 7 – 19 year olds, 6 – 18 year olds, 6 – 17 year olds, and 1 – 16 year old.
2010-11 CLUB LEADERS:
- Goals (1) Hamilton, Pitlick, Harrison
- Assists (2) Linden Vey
- Points (2) Linden Vey
- PIM (9) Wacey Hamilton
- Plus/Minus (+1) Wacey Hamilton
- Wins (1) Deven Dubyk
NHL DRAFTED / SIGNED PLAYERS: Linden Vey (L.A. Kings), Sebastian Owuya (Atlanta Thrashers), Jace Coyle (Dallas Stars), Tyler Bunz (Edmonton Oilers), Tyler Pitlick (Edmonton Oilers) and Emerson Etem (Anaheim Ducks).09 (F/A).
PP:The Tigers rank 13th in the WHL (2-10) / (20.0%) PK: Shorthanded the Tigers rank 4th (22-24) / (90.9%)
ATB FINANCIAL – TIGERS BROADCAST: Listen to legendary Bob Ridley broadcast all Tigers games on CHAT 94.5 FM. Bob Ridley has called all but one Tigers’ Game in Team history since the Medicine Hat Tigers came into the league in 1970.
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