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SPECIAL TEAMS COME UP BIG IN WIN

Courtesy: Darren Steinke, Medicine Hat News

Monday 10.01.12 / 06:10 AM

DARREN STEINKE
dsteinke@medicinehatnews.com


The Medicine Hat Tigers special teams easily got top grades on Saturday night.


Taking on the visiting Regina Pats before a sellout crowd of 4,006 spectators at The Arena, the Tigers cashed in on 3-of-9 power play chances to earn a 5-1 victory. On the other side, the Tabbies killed off the two power plays the Pats had. Medicine Hat also more than accomplished its goal of allowing around four to five power plays to the opposition in a game.


"The specialty teams are really, really important," said Tigers head coach and general manager Shaun Clouston. "A big part of our game is discipline.


"We don't want to give teams too many chances that way. We have ended up on top of that battle, where we have a few extra power-play opportunities because of the discipline. The power play has come through big time."


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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