Medicine Hat Tigers

The Medicine Hat Tigers are a junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League (WHL) who play out of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Established in 1970. The team has won two national Memorial Cups, five WHL League Championships and seven Division Titles, and continues to rally for the Cup annually. Starting in the 2015–16 season, the Tigers have begun play at the Canalta Centre after forty-five seasons at the Medicine Hat Arena. They had a sell-out streak at The Arena dating back 197 games (as of May 15, 2007).

Medicine Hat Tigers
CityMedicine Hat, Alberta
LeagueWestern Hockey League
ConferenceEastern
DivisionCentral
Founded1970
Home arenaCanalta Centre
ColoursOrange and Black
         
General managerWillie Desjardins[1]
Head coachWillie Desjardins
Championships1987 & 1988 Memorial Cup Champions
1973, 1987, 1988, 2004, 2007 WHL Champions
Websitewww.tigershockey.com

The Tigers lost the 2007 Memorial Cup 3–1 on May 27, 2007, against the Vancouver Giants, which was hosted by Vancouver at the Pacific Coliseum. This was after beating the Giants in double overtime in Game 7 of the WHL Finals two weeks earlier.

Season-by-season record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

SeasonGP W L T OTLGF GA PointsFinishPlayoffs
1970–716622431-271351455th WestOut of playoffs
1971–726835303-351312734th WestLost in quarter-final
1972–736839209-348254872nd WestWon championship
1973–746829318-305314663rd WestLost in quarter-final
1974–757040228-380291882nd WestLost in quarter-final
1975–7672382410-379306863rd WestLost in quarter-final
1976–7772322812-330304761st CentralLost in preliminary round
1977–787222419-293365533rd CentralLost in Central Division final
1978–797215507-270479374th CentralOut of playoffs
1979–807237305-344315793rd EastLost in East Division final
1980–817240293-358302833rd EastLost in East Division quarter-final
1981–827225461-308446517th EastOut of playoffs
1982–837237341-345338756th EastLost in East Division quarter-final
1983–847245261-404288912nd EastLost in East Division final
1984–857253172-3552241082nd EastLost in East Division final
1985–867254171-3842451091st EastLost in final
1986–877248195-3832641011st EastWon championship and Memorial Cup
1987–887244226-353261942nd EastWon championship and Memorial Cup
1988–897241274-359326863rd EastLost in East Division quarter-final
1989–907232382-298331665th EastLost in East Division quarter-final
1990–917240275-366296852nd EastLost in East Division final
1991–927248240-336264962nd EastLost in East Division quarter-final
1992–937229385-285343637th EastLost in East Division semi-final
1993–947233336-263264725th EastLost in East Division quarter-final
1994–957238322-244229785th EastLost in East Division quarter-final
1995–967230375-243288653rd CentralLost in Eastern Conference quarter-final
1996–977239321-270278793rd CentralLost in Eastern Conference quarter-final
1997–987216506-188340385th CentralOut of playoffs
1998–997215561-185323315th CentralOut of playoffs
1999–0072213966222295545th CentralOut of playoffs
2000–0172244053271316565th CentralOut of playoffs
2001–0272303642277316665th CentralOut of playoffs
2002–0372293427278314673rd CentralLost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2003–0472402093277216921st CentralWon championship
2004–0572452142234143961st CentralLost in Eastern Conference semi-final
SeasonGP W L OTL SOLGF GA PointsFinishPlayoffs
2005–06724716182571711031st CentralLost in Eastern Conference final
2006–07725217302641751071st CentralWon championship; Lost Memorial Cup final
2007–0872432252234191933rd CentralLost in Eastern Conference quarter-final
2008–0972362943249242792nd CentralLost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2009–1072412335276232903rd CentralLost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2010–11724618442651961002nd CentralLost in Eastern Conference final
2011–1272422424255209903rd CentralLost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2012–1372363321243244754th CentralLost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2013–1472442431260196923rd CentralLost in Eastern Conference final
2014–1572452322268213942nd CentralLost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2015–1672303732223287655th CentralLost tiebreaker game vs Edmonton
Out of playoffs
2016–17725120103502481031st CentralLost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2017–1872362880260252801st CentralLost in Eastern Conference quarter-final
2018–1968352742217222764th CentralLost in Eastern Conference quarter-final

WHL Championship history

Team records

Team records for a single season
StatisticTotalSeason
Most points1091985–86
Most wins541985–86
Most goals for4041983–84
Fewest goals for1851998–99
Fewest goals against1432004–05
Most goals against4791978–79
Individual player records for a single season
StatisticPlayerTotalSeason
Most goalsDon Murdoch881975–76
Most assistsGreg Carroll1111975–76
Most pointsGreg Carroll1711975–76
Most points, rookieDon Murdoch1411974–75
Most points, defencemanCliff Lane821975–76
Best GAA (goalie)Matt Keetley1.662004–05
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

Players

Current roster

Updated December 7, 2019.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Drafted
27 Damon Agyeman D L 17 2018 Cochrane, Alberta Eligible 2020
11 Baxter Anderson LW L 19 2015 Burnaby, British Columbia Undrafted
4 Daniel Baker D L 18 2016 Edmonton, Alberta Undrafted
33 Garin Bjorkland G L 17 2017 Calgary, Alberta Eligible 2020
19 Jonathan Brinkman Andersen LW L 18 2019 Aalborg, Denmark Undrafted
5 Elijah Brown C L 19 2018 Edmonton, Alberta Undrafted
29 Ryan Chyzowski (A) C L 19 2015 Kamloops, British Columbia Undrafted
34 Cole Clayton D R 19 2015 Strathmore, Alberta Undrafted
14 Noah Danielson C R 17 2017 Olds, Alberta Eligible 2020
12 Parker Gavlas D R 20 2019 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Undrafted
10 James Hamblin (C) C L 20 2014 Edmonton, Alberta Undrafted
16 Corson Hopwo RW L 18 2016 Victoria, British Columbia Undrafted
21 Brett Kemp C R 19 2019 Yorkton, Saskatchewan Undrafted
15 Dru Krebs D L 16 2018 Okotoks, Alberta Eligible 2021
23 Bryan Lockner (A) RW R 19 2018 Windsor, Colorado Undrafted
36 Nick McCarry LW L 18 2017 Calgary, Alberta Undrafted
17 Cyle McNabb RW R 19 2019 Winnipeg, Manitoba Undrafted
24 Nick Perna D L 18 2019 Dallas, Texas Undrafted
6 Dylan Plouffe D L 20 2019 Sherwood Park, Alberta Undrafted
44 Cole Sillinger C L 16 2018 Regina, Saskatchewan Eligible 2021
30 Mads Søgaard G L 19 2018 Aalborg, Denmark 2019, 37th Overall, OTT
20 Lukas Svejkovsky RW R 18 2019 Point Roberts, Washington Eligible 2020
28 Eric Van Impe D R 18 2017 Calgary, Alberta Eligible 2020
26 Caleb Willms LW L 17 2018 Cochrane, Alberta Eligible 2020

NHL alumni

See also

References

  1. "Willie Desjardins Named GM & Head Coach". OurSports Central. May 31, 2019.
  2. WHL Network, Western Hockey League, retrieved 2019-10-20
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