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GAME 42: TIGERS VS VANCOUVER GIANTS

The Tigers and Giants face off for the final time this season.

Monday 01.07.13 / 02:01 PM

VS VANCOUVER: This is the third and final meetings this season between the Tigers and Giants. Medicine Hat has posted a 1-1-0-0 record versus the Giants (1-0-0-0 at home and 0-1-0-0 in Vancouver). Forward Elgin Pearce (1G, 2A) leads the Tigers with three points in the two previous games. Dawson MacAuley (0-0-0-0), Marek Langhamer (0-1-0-0) and Cam Lanigan (1-0-0-0) have all seen action against the Giants. Langhamer started the first game but was pulled after allowing three goals (34.73 GAA) on eight shots (.625 Save %). MacAuley came on in relief allowing three goals (3.28 GAA) on 26 shots (.885 Save %). Lanigan picked up the win in their most recent game allowing only one goal against (1.00 GAA) on 35 shots (.971 Save %). On the power play the Tigers went 0 for 10 (0.0%), while killing off 5 of 6 Giants’ opportunities (83.3%).

 

2012-13 WHL RANKINGS:

  • Record (18-20-2-1).       
  • Central Div. – 5th.   
  • Eastern Con. – 8th.        
  • Home (12-7-0-0).   
  • Away (6-13-2-1).

 

MILESTONES: Elgin Pearce scored his 50th career goal a few games ago. Over 223 career games he’s scored 52 times and added 66 assists for 118 points. Dylan Bredo picked up his 50th career assist a few games ago in his 233rd career game. Hunter Shinkaruk is also approaching an impressive assist mark. Shinkaruk is only one assist away from 100 in his career (166 games).

 

TRADE RECAP: The Tigers acquired centre Logan McVeigh (94), defenceman Zach Hodder (93), defenceman Connor Hobbs (97) and a 2nd round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for defenceman Dylan Busenius (93), forward Jayden Hart (94) and a 6th round pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

 

NEW SEASON HIGHS:

  • Dylan Bredo – Goals (10)
  • Trevor Cox – Goals (11), Assists (14) and Points (25)
  • Jacob Doty – Goals (7), Assists (10) and Points (17)
  • Spenser Jensen – Goals (1) and Points (7)
  • Cam Lanigan – Wins (13)
  • Boston Leier – Assists (19)
  • Tyler Lewington – Assists (15) and Points (15)
  • Logan McVeigh – Goals (10), Assists (15) and Points (25),
  • Elgin Pearce – Assists (29) and Points (45)

 

ATB PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Hunter Shinkaruk was named the ATB Tiger of the Week for the week ending January 6th. It was his second player of the week honour of the season. Shinkaruk scored three goals, assisted on four others and had a +1 rating in four games.

 

CLUB LEADERS:

  • Goals (23) Curtis Valk / Hunter Shinkaruk          
  • Assists (30) Elgin Pearce / Curtis Valk                                              
  • Points (53) Curtis Valk        
  • PIM (65) Tyler Lewington                                      
  • Plus/Minus (5) Logan McVeigh                                          
  • Wins (13) Cam Lanigan

 

SPECIAL TEAMS:

  • POWER PLAY: 47 – 209 – 22.5%
  • PENALTY KILL: 129 – 162 – 79.6%

 

TIGERS ROSTER MAKEUP: The Tigers currently have 24 players on the roster - 2 Goaltenders, 7 Defencemen and 15 Forwards, including 12 rookies.


AGE BREAKDOWN: 3 - 20 year olds, 5 - 19 year olds, 6 - 18 year olds, 7 - 17 year olds and 3 – 16 year old.

 

NHL DRAFTED / SIGNED PLAYERS: Marek Langhamer (Phoenix Coyotes)

 

TIGERS SCHEDULE:

LAST FIVE:

RESULTS:

Vs Swift Current Broncos

4-1 Win

@ Saskatoon Blades

7-2 Loss

@ Prince Albert Raiders

5-2 Win

@ Regina Pats

3-2 SO L

@ Brandon Wheat Kings

4-2 Win


NEXT FIVE:

TIME:

Vs Vancouver Giants, Tues. Jan 8

7:00 PM (MT)

@ Kootenay Ice, Fri. Jan 11

7:00 PM (MT)

Vs Lethbridge Hurricanes, Sat. Jan 12

7:30 PM (MT)

Vs Edmonton Oil Kings, Sun. Jan 13

6:00 PM (MT)

@ Edmonton Oil Kings, Fri. Jan 18

7:00 PM (MT)


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Stats
Player Stats
Skaters: GP G A PTS +/-
C. Sanford 18 11 13 24 7
T. Cox 17 8 15 23 10
C. Valk 18 12 9 21 5
M. Koules 18 4 6 10 -6
D. Bredo 18 1 8 9 3
T. Stanton 18 0 8 8 -3
T. Vannelli 18 2 6 8 -7
C. Butcher 18 5 1 6 -1
M. Eisenschmid 18 0 5 5 2
S. Owre 15 3 2 5 0
Goalies: W L OTL SOL Sv% GAA
M. Langhamer 9 8 0 0 0.934 2.35
N. Schneider 0 0 0 0 0.625 28.27