TIGERS SHUTOUT GIANTSJan 08, 2013 - 22:12 GMT
The Tigers returned home for their first game of the new year after a long Eastern road trip that saw the team go 2-1-0-1. Sitting in ninth place, the Tigers took on the Vancouver Giants in their third meeting of the season. Coming into the game the Giants sat in last place with 22 points. The Tigers took advantage of some great goaltending from Cam Lanigan to shut out Vancouver 4-0 in front of the home town fans.
The Tigers' offense had a very balanced attack with a few lines getting on the score board. Blake Penner opened the game with his first career WHL goal only 1:21 into the game. Miles Koules and Cole Sanford picked up the assists on the opening marker.
Trevor Cox made it a 2-0 game in the final two minutes of the second period. Dylan Bredo picked up the assist on Cox's 12th of the season.
Jacob Doty and Gavin Broadhead each scored in the third period to put the game way. Doty's eighth came from Elgin Pearce only 4:42 into the final period. The goal extended Doty's goal streak to four games. Broadhead's second of the season came on a late power play from Blake Penner and Hunter Shinkaruk. The goal solidified the Tigers 4-0 win.
Cam Lanigan was great in net to record his 14th win and second shutout of the season. Lanigan saved all 31 shots he faced. Payton Lee got the start in net for the Giants. He allowed four goals against on 34 shots.
On the power play the Tigers went 1 for 3, while killing off all four Giants' power play opportunities.
Earls Three Stars of the Night:
1) Cam Lanigan – Medicine Hat Tigers
2) Jacob Doty – Medicine Hat Tigers
3) Blake Penner – Medicine Hat Tigers
Dickies Hardest Working Player of the Night - Dylan Bredo
Insurance Brokers Association of Western Canada Insurance Goal of the Game- Trevor Cox
The Tigers' next game is Friday, January 11th against the Kootenay Ice at Western Financial Place. Game time is 7:00 PM (MST) and can be heard live on CHAT 94.5 FM at tigershockey.com or watched via webcast at livestream.whl.ca.