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VS SWIFT CURRENT –This is the fourth and final meeting between the Swift Current Broncos and the Medicine Hat Tigers this season. So far the Tigers are 2-1-0-0 against the Broncos (2-0-0-0 at home and 0-1-0-0 in Swift Current). In the season series, the Tigers hold the edge in goals 14-8 and shots 91-71 over the Broncos. Linden Vey leads the team in scoring with nine points (4G,5A) against Swift Current. Goaltender Tyler Bunz (2-1-0-0) has allowed seven goals (2.43 G.A.A.) on 68 shots (.897 Save %) in his three starts, while Deven Dubyk (0-0-0-0) has allowed one goals (8.49 G.A.A.) on three shots (.667 Save %) in his one appearance versus Swift Current. On the power play, the Tigers are 0 for 16 (0.0%) while killing off 8 of 11 Swift Current power plays (72.7%).
VS EAST DIVISION: So far this season, the Tigers are 12-3-1-0.
LAST GAME: On Tuesday night, the Tigers lost a heartbreaker in the final second against the Vancouver Giants 3-2. Emerson Etem and Kale Kessy were the goal scorers for the Tigers. Goaltender Tyler Bunz (24-11-2-0) stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced for the loss.
RANKINGS: Record (32-16-2-0). Central Div. – 3rd. Eastern Con. – 4th. HOME (15-8-1-0). AWAY (17-8-1-0).
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: Emerson Etem (7G,6A) is currently riding an impressive ten game point streak. Kale Kessy (4G,0A) has also been on a hot streak having scored a goal in each of his last four games. Goaltender Tyler Bunz is 6-4-0-0 in his last 10 start.
MILESTONES: Linden Vey recently surpassed Henry Kuster (148 assists) for 17th all-time on the Tigers career assist leaders and Stefan Meyer (246 points) for 20th on the all-time Tiger scoring leaders. In his career, Vey has amassed 90 goals and 157 assists for 247 points. Goaltender Tyler Bunz recently recorded his 63rd career win with the Tigers to pass Paxton Schafer on the all-time win list. Bunz is only four 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 (34) Linden Vey
- Assists (49) Linden Vey
- Points (83) Linden Vey
- PIM (116) Cole Grbavac
- Plus/Minus (+28) Linden Vey
- Wins (24) 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: (47/228) – (20.6%) PK: (195/238) – (81.9%)