Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tigers Cut Up By Blades

The tigers may have lost Forward Tristan King for a period of time. King was levelled reaching for the puck and Blades D-man Sam Klassen crunched him with a clean hit.

King tried to get up but fell unconscious and had to be helped off the ice on a stretcher. He was taken to the Saskatoon hospital for observations.

Early word from the dressing room is that he is okay, but has a severe concussion. No word on how long he will be out for, But hopefully he can recover quickly.

Game Summary

The tigers hit a few posts, and they just couldn't get it past the Saskatoon Netminder Braden Holtby who was named the games first star. The tigers still gave up too many shots, as the blades fired 35 at rookie goaltender Tyler Bunz. IT also looked like the tigers didnt give it thier all in the third period, as they only mustered 2 shots.
The tigers went 0-7 on the powerplay.

From what ive gathered, it sounded like the tigers played a pretty good game through 2 periods, but the puck luck wasn't thier. Then after the blades got thier 3rd goal the tigers fell back a little.

Sean Ringrose has been emerging as a leader for this tigers club. He had another strong game tonight, and was an honorable mention for a game star.

Interesting fact: Tyler Bunz is now 2 PM's shy of Tyler Ennis. Bunz has racked up 10 minutes over 18 games. (Ennis has 12 PM's)


Wacey Hamilton - Ankle - 2 weeks
Triston King - Concussion
Joey Frazer - Hand - Day to Day
John Stampohar - Shoulder - Day to Day
Cody Carlson - Shoulder - Day to Day


Anonymous said...

I was at the game (Blades Fan) and although I agree with the assessment that the Tigers had a good first period it was obvious that the tank began to run dry after that. Check the shots on net even though the Ref gave the Tigers 4 pp chances in the first the shots on net were even. The scoring chances were IMHO even in the Blades favour. I have seen this happen to lesser teams before against the Blades this year. Good first period but no stamina. The T's had only 2 shots in the third. Big change for the Tigers over the last couple of years. And what's with that teams height? They looked like a midget AAA team not a Major Junior.

TigerTurf said...

The tigers do have a tiny group of forwards. The tigers have been very inconsistent in performing for a full 60 minutes. Often we only see 1 good period

- Their lack of size on the front end is handing over confidence to the opposition as the tiger forwards don't throw hits.

-Thanks for the comment