CALGARY, AB – The Medicine Hat Tigers hit the road for game two of the home and home series against the Calgary Hitmen after a 4-0 win Friday night at the Canalta Centre. The Tabbies are 3-0-1-0 against the Hitmen this season and will look to build off Friday night’s performance. Today’s game will start at 2:00 p.m.
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th
Hayden Ostir – Upper Body (Week to Week)
Jordan Hollett – Lower Body (Week to Week)
Kristians Rubins – Upper Body (Week to Week)
Joel Craven – Upper Body (Week to Week)
Linus Nassen – Upper Body (Week to Week)
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
2017/18 Series VS Hitmen:
Last 5 seasons VS. Hitmen: 17-3-2-0
Last Win VS. Hitmen: February 9, 2018 (W 4-0)
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (44)
Assists: David Quenneville (41)
Points: Mark Rassell (66)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (48)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (11)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (16)
Elijah Brown recorded his first two goal game Friday night against the Hitmen.
The Tigers are 21-1-3-0 when leading after two periods.
Did you Know?
Michael Bullion earned back to back shutouts and his 6th career shutout Friday night.
Affiliate player Daniel Baker earned his first WHL Career Point Friday night picking up an assist on Elijah Brown’s second goal.
David Quenneville recorded his 197th career point as a Medicine Hat Tiger setting a new franchise record for points by a defenceman, passing Kris Russell’s previous mark of 196.
Who to Watch:
Medicine Hat Tigers – Elijah Brown has been heating up for the Tigers recording 6 points (3G, 3A) in the last 3 games. Brown is a skilled, speedy forward who has a nose for the puck and a big presence. Look for the former first round bantam pick who joined the Tabbies before trade deadline to create scoring lanes and drive to the net.
Calgary Hitmen – Mark Kastelic is a skilled forward who has recorded 5 points (1G, 4A) in four games against the Tigers this season. Kastelic has reached a career high in goals this season and will be looking to win key battles in front of the net.
In his first year with the Orange and Black, Linus Nassen has been making a name for himself. Hailing from Sweden, Nassen has 22 points in 38 games with the Tigers. The Tabbies blue line also features the towering shut down defenceman Kristians Rubins. Rubins is the first Latvian born player to ever suit up for the Tigers and he has netted 6 goals and 19 assists so far 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 he is sporting a 16-12-4 record with a 3.44 GAA and a .896 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 12-10-3 record posting a .890 SV% and a 3.16 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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