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VS PRINCE ALBERT – This is the third of four meetings between the Prince Albert Raiders and the Medicine Hat Tigers this season. So far the Tigers are 2-0-0-0 versus the Raiders (1-0-0-0 at home and 1-0-0-0 in Prince Albert). The Tigers have outscored the Raiders 13-4 and outshot them 68-57 in the two previous contests. The Tigers are lead by Linden Vey (3G,3A) and Wacey Hamilton (1G,4A) with 6 and 5 points, respectively. Goaltenders Tyler Bunz (1-0-0-0) and Deven Dubyk (1-0-0-0) have each won a game against the Raiders this season. Bunz allowed 2 goals (2.00 G.A.A) on 27 shots (92.6 Save %) and Dubyk allowed 2 goals (2.00 G.A.A) on 30 shots (93.9 Save %) . On the power play, the Tigers went 5 for 12 (41.7%), while killing off 9 of 10 penalties (90.0%).
VS EAST DIVISION: So far this season, the Tigers are 10-3-1-0.
LAST GAME: On Tuesday night, the Medicine Hat Tigers defeated the Regina Pats 4-3 in Regina. Hunter Shinkaruk had an excellent night and led the Tigers with 3 points (1G,2A). Tyler Pitlick, Linden Vey, and Kale Kessy were the other goal scorers for the Tigers. Goaltender Tyler Bunz (23-10-2-0) saved 30 of 33 shots for the win.
2010-11 WHL RANKINGS: Record (30-15-2-0). Central Div. – 3rd. Eastern Con. – 4th. HOME (14-7-1-0). AWAY (16-8-1-0).
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 (7G,14A) is currently riding an impressive eight game point streaks. Emerson Etem (6G,4A) has also been on a hot streak recording points in seven 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 149th career assist. With 245 career points, Vey is right on the heels of 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 five 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 (31) Linden Vey
- Assists (48) Linden Vey
- Points (79) Linden Vey
- PIM (105) Cole Grbavac
- Plus/Minus (+26) Linden Vey
- Wins (22) 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: (42/214) – (19.6%) PK: (179/219) – (81.7%)