GAME 2: TIGERS VS LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES

Sep 21, 2012 - 18:10 MDT

Vs LETHBRIDGE: This is the second of eight and meetings between these two Central Division rivals. Medicine Hat has posted a 0-1-0-0 record versus the Hurricanes (0-0-0-0 at home and 0-1-0-0 in Lethbridge) with the Tigers being outscored in the first game 4-2 by the Hurricanes. Jayden Hart (1G, 1A) led the way for the Tigers with two points in the game. Goaltender Marek Langhamer (0-1-0-0) picked up the loss allowing 3 goals (3.00 GAA) on 21 shots (.857 Save %) in his first WHL start. On the power play the Tigers went 1 for 4 (25.0%), while killing off 5 of 6 Hurricane opportunities (83.3%).  

 

2012-13 WHL RANKINGS:

  • Record (0-1-0-0).   
  • Central Div. – 5th.    
  • Eastern Con. – 10th.      
  • Home (0-0-0-0).    
  • Away (0-1-0-0).

 

2012 EXHIBITION:The Tigers posted a record of 1-4-0-0 in five exhibition games.

 

MILESTONES: Although the Tigers roster is relatively young, a number of players could hit some significant milestones this season. Hunter Shinkaruk has already impressed in his first two seasons and with another big year he could reach the 200 point, 100 assist and 100 goal plateaus. Curtis Valk is also looking forward to continuing on his success from last season and should pass the 100 point, 50 assist and 50 goal marks. Boston Leier is creeping up on 50 career points and Dylan Bredo is only 8 assists away from 50 in a Tigers uniform. A few players are also approaching some big numbers in their penalty minute totals. If Kale Kessy continues his streak of 100+ PIM seasons he’ll pass 500 for his career. Newcomers Jacob Doty and Derek Ryckman are both sitting just under 300 PIMs for their career and will surely pass that mark and potentially reach 400 by season’s end.

 

2012-13 CLUB LEADERS:

  • Goals (1) Kale Kessy/Jayden Hart        
  • Assists (1) 4 Players Tied                                    
  • Points (2) Jayden Hart
  • PIM (6) Kale Kessy                                 
  • Plus/Minus (0) 10 Players Tied                           
  • Wins (0) Tyler Bunz

 

TIGERS ROSTER MAKEUP: The Tigers currently have 25 players on the roster - 2 Goaltenders, 8 Defenceman and 15 Forwards, including 12 rookies.

AGE BREAKDOWN: 3 - 20 year olds, 5 - 19 year olds, 7 - 18 year olds, 7 - 17 year olds and 3 – 16 year old.

 

NHL DRAFTED / SIGNED PLAYERS: Kale Kessy (Phoenix Coyotes), Marek Langhamer (Phoenix Coyotes) and Alex Theriau (Dallas Stars).

 

ATB FINANCIAL - TIGERS BROADCAST: Listen to legendary Bob Ridley broadcast all Tigers games on CHAT 94.5 FM. Bob Ridley has called all but one Tigers' Game in Team history since the Medicine Hat Tigers came into the league in 1970.


LAST FIVE:

RESULTS:

Vs Prince George (Preseason)

5-0 Loss

Vs Lethbridge (Preseason)

8-4 Win

@ Lethbridge (Preseason)

3-2 Loss

@ Red Deer (Preseason)

2-1 Win

@ Lethbridge Hurricanes

4-2 Loss


 

NEXT FIVE:

TIME:

Vs Lethbridge Hurricanes, Sat. Sept 22

7:30 PM (MT)

@ Red Deer Rebels, Fri. Sept 28

7:30 PM (MT)

Vs Regina Pats, Sat. Sept 29

7:30 PM (MT)

@ Victoria Royals, Wed. Oct 3

8:05 PM (MT)

@ Vancouver Giants, Fri. Oct 5

8:30 PM (MT)