PRINCE ALBERT, SASK. — The Medicine Hat Tigers will be travelling to Prince Albert to face the Raiders for the third time this season. Coming off a narrow loss last night to the Moose Jaw Warriors 5-4, the Tigers will be hungry for their first win on their current 4 game road trip. The Raiders fell to the Swift Current Broncos in overtime last night, 5-4. In the previous two meetings of these two teams, the Raiders have come out on top and they will be hoping to do so again tonight.
CENTRAL DIVISION: 1st
EASTERN CONFERENCE: 4th
Mason Shaw – Lower Body (Indefinite)
Josh Williams – Upper Body (Week to Week)
2017/18 Series VS Raiders:
Last 5 seasons VS. Raiders: 8-4-2-0
Last Win VS. Raiders: March 1st, 2017 (W 6-5 OT)
2017/18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Mark Rassell (25)
Assists: David Quenneville (24)
Points: Mark Rassell (36)
PIMS: Dalton Gally (31)
Plus/Minus: Joel Craven (8)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (9)
David Quenneville has recorded 6 points in the last 4 games.
Max Gerlach has recorded 6 points in 4 games played in Saskatchewan so far this season, including a goal in last night’s tilt against the Warriors.
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 – Max Gerlach has been heating up with 6 points in the last 4 games. Gerlach has 11 goals, 14 assists and 25 points so far this season.
Prince Albert Raiders – Jordy Stallard has 1 goal and 5 assists against the Tigers this season. In his WHL carreer, Stallard has 14 points in 15 games against the Tabbies.
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 28 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 .881 SV% and a 3.49 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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