Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pair of Weekend Games

While the Tigers remained Idle during the week. The rebels have managed to catch up in the standings. Red Deer defeated Prince George last night and is now tied with us in 5th place with 74 points each. Red Deer has 1 game in hand.

Tigers vs Moose Jaw
Two struggling teams will take to the ice Saturday in Medicine Hat when Moose Jaw pays a visit. Moose jaw is holding on to the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Warriors are 3-6-0-1 in their last 10 games. They are on their last game of a 7 game road trip which saw them take on the 5 U.S division teams.

I understand that Moose Jaw has a very quick group of forwards, and a pretty good top 2 lines. Sometimes they have difficulty in putting together a full 60 minute effort every game

Tigers Vs Kootenay
The Tigers take on the Kootenay Ice on Sunday. I haven't decided yet but I'm leaning towards skipping the game in favor of watching the Canadian Olympic team take on the U.S.A.

From what I understand Kootenay has developed a bad habit as of late having slow starts out of the gate. The Tigers will need to try and pounce early. Todd Mathews Their starting goaltender is very capable of stealing games.

Injury Situation
The whl website lists both Bretton Cameron and Wacey Hamilton as day-to-day, with shoulder and leg injuries.


Anonymous said...

I'm guessing you won't be the only one skipping Sunday's game. Was hoping they would move it up to an afternoon start.

Anonymous said...

Actually I am not surprised. Most players do not like afternoon games as it interfers with the routine, especially when you play the night before. With the Tigers playing tonight I couldn't see them changing the time but if they weren't playing then I could see them changing it. Then again the Tigers do not really care anyway all of the tickets are sold out so it doesn't matter as they already have our money.