MOOSE JAW, SASK. — The Medicine Hat Tigers will start their four game Saskatchewan road trip tonight against the Moose Jaw Warriors. Coming off a 5-4 overtime loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings on Saturday, the Tigers will be hungry for a win. While the Warriors will be looking to build on their recent 3-2 win over the Swift Current Broncos.
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
Josh Williams – Upper Body (Week to Week)
2017/18 Series VS Warriors:
Last 5 seasons VS. Warriors: 7-6-0-0
Last Win VS. Warriors: November 22, 2016 (W 6-3)
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (25)
Assists: David Quenneville (22)
Points: Mark Rassell (35)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (31)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (8)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (9)
David Quenneville has recorded 4 points in 3 straight games.
Max Gerlach has recorded 5 points in 3 games played in Saskatchewan so far this season.
Did you Know?
Mark Rassell scored the last time these two teams played and he is currently 4th in league scoring.
Shaun Clouston is 4 wins away from setting a new franchise record for most wins by a head coach.
Who to Watch:
Tigers – David Quenneville has been heating up with 4 points in the last 3 games. To date, Quenneville has 9 goals, 22 assists and 31 points this season. Moose Jaw Warriors – Jayden Halbgewachs is the leading scorer for the Warriors with 26 goals. Halbegwachs has been hot for the Warriors recording at least one point in his last 14 games.
The Tigers made a splash at the annual CHL Import Draft this summer. Linus Nassen was selected in the second round by the Tigers and comes to Medicine Hat via Sweden. Nassen was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 3rd round of the 2016 NHL entry draft. To go along with playing some big minutes for the Tigers, Nassen has 18 points in 27 games and has formed a deadly offensive combination with David Quenneville, especially on the powerplay. Kristians Rubins, the towering shut down defenceman who was selected by the Tigers in the 2016 CHL Import draft. Rubins has netted 2 goals and 9 assists this season.
Protecting the Paint:
The Tigers acquired 18-year-old netminder Jordan Hollett from the Regina Pats in the offseason. Hollett is a 6th round selection of the Ottawa Senators and currently is sporting a 9-5-0 record with a 3.40 GAA and a .892 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 7-5-1 record posting a .885 SV% and a 3.38 GAA.
NHL Drafted / Signed Players:
David Quenneville (New York Islanders), Mason Shaw (Minnesota Wild), Jordan Hollett (Ottawa Senators), Linus Nassen (Florida Panthers)
TIGERS BROADCAST: Listen to the legendary voice of the Tigers Bob Ridley broadcast all Tigers games on CHAT 94.5 FM. Bob Ridley has called all but one game since the Medicine Hat Tigers came into the league in 1970.
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