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LANIGAN HOPES TO PILE UP THE WINS

DARREN STEINKE
dsteinke@medicinehatnews.com

Cam Lanigan’s last memory of The Arena in Medicine Hat was a winning one, and he hopes that there are more winning memories to come.

The overage netminder was acquired in a trade with the Portland Winterhawks on Wednesday. The last time the Calgary product played at The Arena was last season as a member of the Kamloops Blazers.

Lanigan made 29 saves and was named the game’s first star as the Blazers downed the Tigers 2-1 on Oct. 22, 2011. The victory came after Lanigan suffered a number of losses against the Tigers tending goal for the Edmonton Oil Kings.

“That was finally the first win,” said Lanigan, who remembers being quite excited about that victory. “There are a lot more to come now hopefully.”

Lanigan’s WHL career came full-circle on Saturday, when the Tigers traveled to Edmonton to face the Oil Kings. The veteran goaltender played about his first two-and-a-half seasons with the Oil Kings before being traded to the Blazers.

As expected Lanigan received his first start with the Tigers against his first WHL club.

“It will be fun,” said Lanigan. “It will kind of feel familiar but be weird in a little way.”


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