GAME NOTES: Tigers try to keep winning ways in Calgary

By Adam Jones - Medicine Hat Tigers
November 10, 2017 - 12:17pm

CALGARY, AB – The Medicine Hat Tigers head west up Highway 1 for their first meeting of the season with the Calgary Hitmen. This is the first half of a home and home series as the two teams will head back to Medicine Hat on Saturday to conclude the double dip. Medicine Hat is riding a 2 game winning streak having disposed of the Saskatoon Blades, and Seattle Thunderbirds last weekend. The Hitmen are riding a 2 game winning streak of their own, as they took both ends of a home and home set with the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

By the Numbers – November 10th, 2017

OVERALL: 10-6-0-0
HOME: 8-2-0-0
ROAD: 2-4-0-0

Injury Update:

Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
Josh Williams – Upper Body (Week to Week)

2016/17 Series VS Hitmen:
OVERALL: 6-0-0-0
HOME: 3-0-0-0
ROAD: 3-0-0-0

Last 5 seasons VS. Hitmen: 14-3-1-0
Last Win VS. Hitmen: February 24th, 2017 (W 5-4)

2017/18 Club Leaders: 
Goals: Mark Rassell (14)
Assists: David Quenneville (16)
Points: David Quenneville (22)
PIMS: Cameron MacPhee (23)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Preziuso (8)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (6)

Tonight’s Match-up:

The Tigers are 7-3-0-0 in their last 10 games

David Quenneville is averaging 1.47 points per game.

Dawson Heathcote and Josh Williams lead all Tiger rookies in scoring (4G, 1A)

Did you Know?

David Quenneville is tied for 2nd in Defencemen scoring with Austin Strand from Seattle. Each having recorded 22 points.

Max Gerlach has 9 points in his career vs the Hitmen. (5G, 4A) 

Kristians Rubins and Linus Nassen played against each other in the SuperElit league in Sweden. Rubins was a member of the VIK Västerås HK, while Nassen played for Luleå HF.

Who to Watch:

Tigers – Ryan Chyzowski, the highly skilled Tigers forward is in his sophomore campaign with the Orange & Black. He has already set career highs in goals and points as he currently has 13 Points. (8G, 5A). Hitmen – Matteo Gennaro leads the Hitmen in scoring with 12 Goals, and 8 Assists through 17 games. Gennaro has registered points in 6 of his last 8 contests.


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. Nassen has 11 points in 16 games and has formed a deadly offensive combination with David Quenneville. Kristians Rubins, the towering defenceman who was selected by the Tigers in the 2016 CHL Import draft is the first Latvian born player to ever suit up for the Orange and Black.

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 6-3 record with a 3.52 GAA and a .883 SV% The Orange and Black also have veteran goaltender Michael Bullion. Bullion has a 4-3 record posting a .889 SV% and a 3.32 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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