The Tigers lost the home and home opener 6-0 in Moose Jaw.Saturday 02.18.12 / 11:02 AM
VS MOOSE JAW: This is the fourth and final meeting between the Tigers and Warriors this season. So far this season, Medicine Hat has posted a 1-2-0-0 record versus the Warriors (1-0-0-0 at home and 0-2-0-0 in Moose Jaw). The Tigers have being outscored by the Warriors 11-8 over the three games. Leading the way for the Tigers is defenceman Patrik Parkkonen (0G, 6A) with 6 points. Goaltenders Tyler Bunz and Kenny Cameron have alternated the games in net. Cameron (0-2-0-0) allowed 9 goals (4.53 GAA) on 69 shots (.870 Save %) in the first and third games. Bunz picked up the win in net in the second game allowing 3 goals (3.00 GAA) on 38 shots (.921 Save %). On the power play the Tigers have gone 1 for 12 (8.3%), while killing off 7 of 15 penalties (46.7%).
VS EAST DIVISION: So far this season, the Tigers are 12-8-2-1.
LAST GAME: The Tigers lost 6-0 to the Warriors in Moose Jaw on Friday night. Kenny Cameron made his seventh start this season. He allowed six goals on 37 shots in the loss. The Tigers’ special teams struggled going 0 for 6 on the power play and 3 for 8 on the penalty kill.
2011-12 WHL RANKINGS:
- Record (35-20-2-2)
- Central Div. – 2nd
- Eastern Con. – 3rd
- Home (17-11-1-1)
- Away (18-9-1-1)
MILESTONES: Matt Konan recently played his 287th game in a Tigers jersey. That put him into 8th place all-time passing Kevin Riehl. Konan now needs to play only three more games to pass Stacy Roest for 7th place. Konan is also closing in on another big milestone. He is only two points away from 100 on his career. Emerson Etem hit a big milestone for the season scoring his 51st goal in his 50th game of the season a few games against Brandon. Perhaps the biggest milestone that has been recently achieved is Tyler Bunz’s passing of the all-time win record with his 106th win. Bunz passed Matt Keetley to stand alone among the past great Tigers goaltenders.
STREAKS: Emerson Etem’s 19 game point streak came to an end the other night in Moose Jaw. Over the streak he amassed 23 goals and 9 assists. Hunter Shinkaruk (9G, 8A) and Curtis Valk (7G, 6A) have also been playing great lately collecting points in 9 and 7 of their last 10 games, respectively.
2011-12 CLUB LEADERS:
- Goals (51) Emerson Etem
- Assists (39) Emerson Etem
- Points (90) Emerson Etem
- PIM (141) Kale Kessy
- Plus/Minus (+20) Emerson Etem
- Wins (34) Tyler Bunz
- POWER PLAY: 73 - 303 – 24.1%
- PENALTY KILL: 185 - 245 – 73.5%
TIGERS ROSTER MAKEUP: The Tigers currently have 23 players on the roster - 2 goaltenders, 7 defencemen and 14 forwards, including 7 rookies.
AGE BREAKDOWN: 3 - 20 year olds, 5 - 19 year olds, 8 - 18 year olds, 4 - 17 year olds and 32 – 16 year old.
NHL DRAFTED / SIGNED PLAYERS: Kale Kessy (Phoenix Coyotes), Alex Theriau (Dallas Stars), Tyler Bunz (Edmonton Oilers) and Emerson Etem (Anaheim Ducks).
|Vs Calgary Hitmen||5-3 Win|
|Vs Prince Albert Raiders||3-1 Win|
|Vs Brandon Wheat Kings||4-2 Win|
|Vs Regina Pats||3-1 Loss|
|@ Moose Jaw Warriors||6-0 Loss|
|Vs Moose Jaw Warriors, Sat. Feb 18||7:30 PM (MT)|
|@ Edmonton Oil Kings, Mon. Feb 20||2:00 PM (MT)|
|@ Calgary Hitmen, Wed. Feb 22||7:00 PM (MT)|
|Vs Kelowna Rockets, Sat. Feb 25||7:30 PM (MT)|
|@ Prince George Cougars, Tues. Feb 28||7:00 PM (MT)|