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VS RED DEER – This is the third of six meetings between the Red Deer Rebels and the Medicine Hat Tigers this season. So far this season Medicine Hat has posted a 2-0-0-0 record versus the Rebels (1-0-0-0 at home and 1-0-0-0 in Red Deer). The Tigers hold the edge in goals 6-2 while the Rebels have outshoot the Tigers 69-40. The Tigers are led by Wacey Hamilton (1G,3A) with four points in the two contests against the Rebels. Goaltender Deven Dubyk (2-0-0-0) has allowed two goals (1.00 G.A.A) on 69 shots (.971 Save %) in two appearances. On the power play, the Tigers are 3 for 12 (25.0%) while killing off 12 of 14 power plays (85.7%).
VS CENTRAL DIVISION: So far this season, the Tigers are 12-7-0-0.
LAST GAME: The Tigers lost a close game to the Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-4 on Tuesday night. Tyler Pitlick and Linden Vey lead the way for the tigers with a goal and two assists each. Hunter Shinkaruk and Thomas Carr also added a goal each for the Tigers. Goaltender Deven Dubyk made 20 saves on 24 shots for the loss.
2010-11 WHL RANKINGS: Record (28-14-2-0). Central Div. – 3rd. Eastern Con. – 4th. HOME (14-6-1-0). AWAY (14-8-1-0).
CANADA GAMES: Three Medicine Hat Tigers recent draft picks will participate in the upcoming 2011 Canada Games in Halifax. Cole Sanford (BC U-16), Gavin Broadhead (NWT U-16) and Spencer Jensen (AB U-16) will all participate at the event taking place Feb. 11-27, 2011.
STREAKS: Linden Vey (5G,10A) and Kellan Tochkin (0G,6A) are both riding impressive five game point streaks. Emerson Etem (4G,1A) has also been on a hot streak recording points in four straight games. Goaltender Tyler Bunz is 7-3-0-0 in his last 10 start.
MILESTONES: Linden Vey recently surpassed Henry Kuster (148 assists) for 17th all-time on the Tigers career assist leaders by recording his 153rd career assist. With 239 career points, Vey is quickly approaching Stefan Meyer (246 points) for 20th on the all -time Tiger scoring leaders. Goaltender Tyler Bunz recently recorded his 62nd career win with the Tigers to tie Paxton Schafer on the all-time win list. Bunz is only seven wins away from tying Tigers great Kelly Hrudey (69).
TIGERS ROSTER MAKEUP: The Tigers currently have 23 players on the roster – 2 Goaltenders, 9 Defenceman and 13 forwards, including 7 rookies.
AGE BREAKDOWN: 3 – 20 year olds, 8 – 19 year olds, 6 – 18 year olds, 6 – 17 year olds, and 1 – 16 year old.
2010-11 CLUB LEADERS:
- Goals (30) Linden Vey
- Assists (45) Linden Vey
- Points (75) Linden Vey
- PIM (98) Cole Grbavac
- Plus/Minus (+26) Linden Vey
- Wins (21) Tyler Bunz
NHL DRAFTED / SIGNED PLAYERS: Linden Vey (L.A. Kings), Sebastian Owuya (Atlanta Thrashers), Kellan Tochkin (Vancouver Canucks), Jace Coyle (Dallas Stars), Alex Theriau (Dallas Stars), Tyler Bunz (Edmonton Oilers), Tyler Pitlick (Edmonton Oilers) and Emerson Etem (Anaheim Ducks).
PP: (41/206) – (19.9%) PK: (174/213) – (81.7%)