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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
Medicine Hat Tigers Logo.svg
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
Travis Dunstall playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers

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 recordEdit

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

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1970–71 66 22 43 1 - 271 351 45 5th West Out of playoffs
1971–72 68 35 30 3 - 351 312 73 4th West Lost in quarter-final
1972–73 68 39 20 9 - 348 254 87 2nd West Won championship
1973–74 68 29 31 8 - 305 314 66 3rd West Lost in quarter-final
1974–75 70 40 22 8 - 380 291 88 2nd West Lost in quarter-final
1975–76 72 38 24 10 - 379 306 86 3rd West Lost in quarter-final
1976–77 72 32 28 12 - 330 304 76 1st Central Lost in preliminary round
1977–78 72 22 41 9 - 293 365 53 3rd Central Lost in Central Division final
1978–79 72 15 50 7 - 270 479 37 4th Central Out of playoffs
1979–80 72 37 30 5 - 344 315 79 3rd East Lost in East Division final
1980–81 72 40 29 3 - 358 302 83 3rd East Lost in East Division quarter-final
1981–82 72 25 46 1 - 308 446 51 7th East Out of playoffs
1982–83 72 37 34 1 - 345 338 75 6th East Lost in East Division quarter-final
1983–84 72 45 26 1 - 404 288 91 2nd East Lost in East Division final
1984–85 72 53 17 2 - 355 224 108 2nd East Lost in East Division final
1985–86 72 54 17 1 - 384 245 109 1st East Lost in final
1986–87 72 48 19 5 - 383 264 101 1st East Won championship and Memorial Cup
1987–88 72 44 22 6 - 353 261 94 2nd East Won championship and Memorial Cup
1988–89 72 41 27 4 - 359 326 86 3rd East Lost in East Division quarter-final
1989–90 72 32 38 2 - 298 331 66 5th East Lost in East Division quarter-final
1990–91 72 40 27 5 - 366 296 85 2nd East Lost in East Division final
1991–92 72 48 24 0 - 336 264 96 2nd East Lost in East Division quarter-final
1992–93 72 29 38 5 - 285 343 63 7th East Lost in East Division semi-final
1993–94 72 33 33 6 - 263 264 72 5th East Lost in East Division quarter-final
1994–95 72 38 32 2 - 244 229 78 5th East Lost in East Division quarter-final
1995–96 72 30 37 5 - 243 288 65 3rd Central Lost in Eastern Conference quarter-final
1996–97 72 39 32 1 - 270 278 79 3rd Central Lost in Eastern Conference quarter-final
1997–98 72 16 50 6 - 188 340 38 5th Central Out of playoffs
1998–99 72 15 56 1 - 185 323 31 5th Central Out of playoffs
1999–00 72 21 39 6 6 222 295 54 5th Central Out of playoffs
2000–01 72 24 40 5 3 271 316 56 5th Central Out of playoffs
2001–02 72 30 36 4 2 277 316 66 5th Central Out of playoffs
2002–03 72 29 34 2 7 278 314 67 3rd Central Lost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2003–04 72 40 20 9 3 277 216 92 1st Central Won championship
2004–05 72 45 21 4 2 234 143 96 1st Central Lost in Eastern Conference semi-final
Season GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
2005–06 72 47 16 1 8 257 171 103 1st Central Lost in Eastern Conference final
2006–07 72 52 17 3 0 264 175 107 1st Central Won championship; Lost Memorial Cup final
2007–08 72 43 22 5 2 234 191 93 3rd Central Lost in Eastern Conference quarter-final
2008–09 72 36 29 4 3 249 242 79 2nd Central Lost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2009–10 72 41 23 3 5 276 232 90 3rd Central Lost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2010–11 72 46 18 4 4 265 196 100 2nd Central Lost in Eastern Conference final
2011–12 72 42 24 2 4 255 209 90 3rd Central Lost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2012–13 72 36 33 2 1 243 244 75 4th Central Lost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2013–14 72 44 24 3 1 260 196 92 3rd Central Lost in Eastern Conference final
2014–15 72 45 23 2 2 268 213 94 2nd Central Lost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2015–16 72 30 37 3 2 223 287 65 5th Central Lost tiebreaker game vs Edmonton
Out of playoffs
2016–17 72 51 20 1 0 350 248 103 1st Central Lost in Eastern Conference semi-final
2017–18 72 36 28 8 0 260 252 80 1st Central Lost in Eastern Conference quarter-final
2018–19 68 35 27 4 2 217 222 76 4th Central Lost in Eastern Conference quarter-final

WHL Championship historyEdit

Team recordsEdit

Team records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most points 109 1985–86
Most wins 54 1985–86
Most goals for 404 1983–84
Fewest goals for 185 1998–99
Fewest goals against 143 2004–05
Most goals against 479 1978–79
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most goals Don Murdoch 88 1975–76
Most assists Greg Carroll 111 1975–76
Most points Greg Carroll 171 1975–76
Most points, rookie Don Murdoch 141 1974–75
Most points, defenceman Cliff Lane 82 1975–76
Best GAA (goalie) Matt Keetley 1.66 2004–05
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated October 20, 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
20   Trevor Longo D L 19 2015 North Vancouver, British Columbia Undrafted
36   Nick McCarry LW L 18 2017 Calgary, Alberta Undrafted
22   Tyler Preziuso (A) RW R 20 2014 Burnaby, British Columbia Undrafted
44   Cole Sillinger C L 16 2018 Regina, Saskatchewan Eligible 2021
30   Mads Søgaard G L 18 2018 Aalborg, Denmark 2019, 37th Overall, OTT
28   Eric Van Impe D R 17 2017 Calgary, Alberta Eligible 2020
26   Caleb Willms LW L 17 2018 Cochrane, Alberta Eligible 2020

NHL alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit