GAME NOTESFriday 11.26.10 / 12:11 AM
This is the first and only meeting between the Medicine Hat Tigers and Everett Silvertips this season. Last season, Medicine Hat posted a (0-1-0-0) record versus the Silvertips (0-1-0-0 at home and 0-0-0-0 in Everett) as the Tigers were outscored 3-1, despite posting 26 shots. Tigers’ defenceman Jace Coyle had one assist in the game, while goaltender Tyler Bunz allowed three goals (3.05 G.A.A) on 19 shots (.842 Save %). On the power play, the Tigers were 0 for 5 (00.0%), while killing off all four Everett power plays (100.0%).
VS U.S. DIVISION: Last season, the Tigers record versus the U.S. Division was 2-3-0-0 in five games. The Tigers will face all five U.S. Division teams on their upcoming six game road trip.
ROAD TRIP SCHEDULE: After facing the Everett Silvertips, the Tigers will play the Portland Winterhawks (Sunday, Nov. 28 - 5:00 PM, PST), Seattle Thunderbirds (Tuesday, Nov. 30 - 7:05 PM, PST), Tri-City Americans (Wed. Dec. 1 - 7:05, PST) and Spokane Chiefs (Fri. Dec. 3 - 7:00 PM, PST). The Tigers conclude their road trip against the Kootenay Ice on Saturday, December 4th (7:OO PM, MST) before returning home. For the Tigers complete schedule and times of the upcoming games - CLICK HERE.
ATB FINANCIAL - TIGERS RADIO 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 GAME: The Tigers defeated the Brandon Wheat Kings 7-1 on Tuesday night. Scoring for the Tigers were Emerson Etem, Reid Petryk, Ryan Harrison and Tyler Pitlick and Linden Vey, who each had a pair. Goaltender Deven Dubyk (6-2-0-0) stopped 22 of 23 shots in the win.
2010-11 WHL RANKINGS: Record (14-7-1-0). Central Division – 3rd. Eastern Conference - 4th.
2010-11 HOME RECORD (8-3-1-0). AWAY RECORD (6-4-0-0)
MILESTONES: Linden Vey recently surpassed 200 points for his career. In 215 career regular season games, the L.A. Kings draft pick has 72 goals and 135 assists. He currently sits only seven assists shy of passing Lanny McDonald for 20th place amongst the Tigers all-time assist leaders. Emerson Etem recently reached 50 for his career, while Captain Wacey Hamilton sits one goal shy of 50 career regular season goals. Goaltender Tyler Bunz is one wins shy of 50 career regular season wins. The Edmonton Oiler draft pick sits 11th in all-time wins by a goaltender in the Tigers record books, eight back of Chris Osgood. Ryan Harrison recently surpassed 100 career WHL Regular Season points. Rookie Patrik Parkkonen recently scored his 1st career WHL goal.
STREAKS: The Tigers have won five in a row, including four straight at home. and are 7-2-1-0 in their last 10 games. In their last three home games, the Tigers have held their opponents scoreless until the third period. With two goals and three assists in his last game, Linden Vey (8G, 9A) has points in five straight games, as does rookie Tyler Pitlick (6G, 4A). Emerson Etem (4G, 8A) also has points in five straight. Defenceman Jace Coyle (1G, 5A) has points in four straight games, while Wacey Hamilton (1G, 10A) has points in seven straight games. 16-year-old Hunter Shinkaruk (7G, 5A) had his recent point streak stopped at eight games.
TIGERS ROSTER MAKEUP: The Tigers currently have 23 players on the roster - 2 Goaltenders, 7 Defenceman and 15 forwards, including 8 rookies.
AGE BREAKDOWN: 3 - 20 year olds, 7 - 19 year olds, 6 - 18 year olds, 6 - 17 year olds, and 1 - 16 year old.
2010-11 CLUB LEADERS:
- Goals (16) Linden Vey
- Assists (27) Linden Vey
- Points (43) Linden Vey
- PIM (48) Cole Grbavac
- Plus/Minus (+20) Emerson Etem
- Wins (8) Tyler Bunz
NHL DRAFTED / SIGNED PLAYERS: Linden Vey (L.A. Kings), Sebastian Owuya (Atlanta Thrashers), Jace Coyle (Dallas Stars), Tyler Bunz (Edmonton Oilers), Tyler Pitlick (Edmonton Oilers) and Emerson Etem (Anaheim Ducks).
PP: (23/112) - (20.5%) PK: (84/107) - (78.5%)