GAME 5: TIGERS @ VICTORIA ROYALS

Oct 02, 2012 - 10:39 GMT

VS VICTORIA: This is the first of two meetings this season between the Tigers and Royals. Last season, Medicine Hat posted a 2-1-0-0 record versus the Royals (1-0-0-0 at home and 1-1-0-0 in Victoria) with the Tigers outscoring them 12-9. Leading the way for Tigers was graduated forward Emerson Etem (5G, 1A) with six points in two games.  Goaltender Tyler Bunz (2-1-0-0) started all three games allowing 9 goals (3.00 GAA) on 79 shots (.886 Save %). On the power play the Tigers went 4 for 18 (22.2%), while killing off 13 of 18 Royals’ opportunities (72.2%).

 

2012-13 WHL RANKINGS:

  • Record (3-1-0-0).        
  • Central Div. – 3rd.    
  • Eastern Con. – 4th.         
  • Home (2-0-0-0).    
  • Away (1-1-0-0).

 

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 building 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 7 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 (3) Curtis Valk                                              
  • Assists (5) Hunter Shinkaruk                                             
  • Points (7) Hunter Shinkaruk
  • PIM (17) Kale Kessy                               
  • Plus/Minus (2) Spenser Jensen                          
  • Wins (2) Marek Langhamer

 

SPECIAL TEAMS:

  • POWER PLAY: 10 – 29 – 34.5%             
  • PENALTY KILL: 16 - 19 – 84.2%

 

TIGERS ROSTER MAKEUP: The Tigers currently have 26 players on the roster - 2 Goaltenders, 8 Defencemen and 16 Forwards, including 12 rookies.

AGE BREAKDOWN: 4 - 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.

 

TIGERS SCHEDULE:

 

LAST FIVE:

RESULTS:

@ Red Deer (Preseason)

2-1 Win

@ Lethbridge Hurricanes

4-2 Loss

Vs Lethbridge Hurricanes

5-1 Win

@ Red Deer Rebels

5-4 Win

Vs Regina Pats

5-1 Win

 

NEXT FIVE:

TIME:

@ Victoria Royals, Wed. Oct 3

8:05 PM (MT)

@ Vancouver Giants, Fri. Oct 5

8:30 PM (MT)

@ Kamloops Blazers, Sat. Oct 6

8:00 PM (MT)

Vs Edmonton Oil Kings, Wed. Oct 10

7:00 PM (MT)

@ Red Deer Rebels, Fri. Oct 12

7:30 PM (MT)