Even though the tigers lost tonight they took a step in the right direction. After a so-so first ten minutes of hockey the tigers got their feet moving and played some pretty good hockey.
I haven't seen the team play that well since they lost to Vancouver back in January.
The tigers were keeping their feet moving and they were hitting everything that moved.
Ryan Holfeld played real well. He was sharp and looked pretty focused. I thought he also provided loads of support in making good quality passes when he played the puck.
I thought Kundratek looked like a star back on the point. Isherwood and Jayce Coyle I thought played one of their better games since the Christmas break. The whole team was moving the puck around much faster, and head-manning the puck MUCH better.
Travis Dunstall looks like he is lost out there.
I was disappointed in the quality of the reffing.
There were 2 occasions where one ref did the washout signaling no penalty, when the other ref blew play down and called one. On the second Calgary goal one of the calgary players pushed (with his arms) a tiger defender over, then whacked the puck into the net.
There were a couple occasions during a stoppage in play where Calgary would send out their players, then their coach would call them back and put different guys out after Willie sent his players out.
Lethbridge lost tonight so the tigers officially clinch 5th place, and will play Swift Current in round 1. I will post some stats between the two teams later in the week.