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Gameday Preview - November 26 at Brandon

November 26, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Medicine Hat Tigers News Release


VS BRANDON: This is first of six meetings this season between the Wheat Kings and the Tigers. Tonight will also mark the first time these two teams have met since February 7th, 2020. Brandon took that contest 3-2 in overtime. Over the last five seasons the Tigers hold a 3-5-0-0 record against the Wheat Kings and have one win at Westoba Place in that time. Brandon has a record of 8-10-0-0 and is currently four points ahead of the Tigers in the Eastern Division standings.

2021-21 WHL RANKINGS: Record (4-10-3-1). Central Div. - 6th. Eastern Con. - 12th. Home (3-5-1-0). Away (1-5-2-1).

VS CENTRAL DIVISION: The Tigers have posted a 3-6-1-0 record so far this season versus Central Division opponents.

VS EAST DIVISION: The Tigers have posted a 1-4-2-1 record so far this season versus East Division opponents.

LAST GAME: The Tigers wrapped up their mini two game home stand on Saturday, falling to Connor Bedard and the Regina Pats by a score of 6-2. Lukas Svejkovsky opened the scoring for the Tabbies potting his team leading ninth goal of the season. Ashton Ferster was able bang home a Daniel Baker rebound for his 5th goal of the season. Tigers netminder Garin Bjorklund made 29 saves in the loss.

MILESTONES: Lukas Svejkovsky recently played his 150th career WHL game. The Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick has 108 points (47G, 61A) and is only 3 goals shy of his 50th career goal. Corson Hopwo is closing in on his 100th career WHL point. The forward from Duncan, BC has caught fire of late, scoring in 6 of his last 9 appearances. Dru Krebs is only four games away from his 100th career WHL game.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Dru Krebs is a solid stay at home defenceman that isn't afraid to activate off the back end and help out the offense whenever possible. The Washington Capitals prospect has great vision and can often spring forwards with a stretch pass. Dru has 26 career points through 96 games, averaging .25 points per game throughout his career. The 6'0 blue-liner is a fierce competitor willing to sacrifice his body for his team

CLUB LEADERS LEADING SCORERS:

- Goals Lukas Svejkovsky (9) - Lukas Svejkovsky 9G, 14A, 23 PTS

- Assists Lukas Svejkovsky (14) - Corson Hopwo 7G, 7A, 14 PTS

- Points Lukas Svejkovsky (23) - Bogdans Hodass 2G, 12A, 14 PTS

- PIMs Daniel Baker (42) - Noah Danielson 5G, 4A, 9 PTS

- Plus/Minus Ivanov / Andresen (+1) - Tyler MacKenzie 0G, 9A, 9 PTS

- Wins Bjorklund / Langkow (2) - Daniel Baker 2G, 5A, 7 PTS

ROOKIE LEADERS - Ashton Ferster 5G, 2A, 7 PTS

- Goals Bogdans Hodass (2) - Oren Shtrom 3G, 3A, 6 PTS

- Assists Bogdans Hodass (12) - Oasiz Wiesblatt 2G, 4A, 6 PTS

- Points Bogdans Hodass (14) - Owen MacNeil 3G, 3A, 6 PTS

- PIMs Bogdans Hodass (12) - Teague Patton 4G, 1A, 5 PTS

- Plus/Minus Ryan Nolan (+1) - Rhett Parsons 0G, 3A, 3 PTS

SPECIAL TEAMS:

POWER PLAY: 15 / 68 - 22.1% - 8th

PENALTY KILL: 63 / 79- 79.7% - 14th

TIGERS ROSTER MAKEUP: The Tigers currently have 24 players on the roster - 2 Goaltenders, 8 Defenceman and 13 Forwards, including 7 rookies.

AGE BREAKDOWN: 3 - 20-year-olds, 2 - 19-year-olds, 9 - 18-year-olds, 8 - 17-year-olds and 2 - 16-year-olds.

NHL DRAFTED / SIGNED PLAYERS: Lukas Svejkovsky (Pittsburgh Penguins), Garin Bjorklund (Washington Capitals), Dru Krebs (Washington Capitals),

TIGERS BROADCAST: Catch all the action for home and away games with Scott Roblin on CHAT 94.5 FM. You can also watch live with a subscription on CHL TV.

TIGERS SCHEDULE:

LAST FIVE: RESULTS: NEXT FIVE: TIME:

vs Regina Pats 6-2 Loss @ Winnipeg ICE, Sat, Nov 27 7:00 PM (MST)

vs Winnipeg ICE 4-2 Loss @ Edmonton Oil Kings, Fri, Dec 3 7:00 PM (MST)

@Lethbridge Hurricanes 7-3 Loss vs Brandon Wheat Kings, Sat, Dec 4 7:00 PM (MST)

@ Calgary Hitmen 4-3 OT Loss @ Brandon Wheat Kings, Tue, Dec 7 6:00 PM (MST)

vs Calgary Hitmen 4-2 Loss @ Regina Pats, Wed, Dec 8 6:00 PM (MST)


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