SPECIAL TEAMS COME UP BIG IN WIN

Oct 01, 2012 - 00:31 MDT

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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