Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gal going back to school

The Medicine Hat News has confirmed the rumors that Taylor Gal is leaving to go to school electing to attend the University of Lethbridge and play for the Pronghorns.

- I thought Gal made big strides last season he played extremely well last season but got into a bit of a funk during the late stages. IMO he was good enough to have played in the league as a 20 year old, he could have probably put up some pretty good numbers.

But being in a predicament such as this(overage situation) where his immediate future is unknown I definitely respect his decision to go to university.


Rookie Camp
The Tigers took 23 players from their rookie camp into main camp. That number included all the players from the club’s past two bantam drafts and four free agent rookies.

Monday, August 30, 2010

8:30 am – 9:30 am Practice Team Orange
10:45 am – 12:45 pm Scrimmage Team Black vs. Team White
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Goalie Session
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Pros Ice
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Practice Team Black
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Scrimmage Team White vs. Team Orange

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

8:30 am – 9:30 am Practice Team White
10:45 am – 12:45 pm Scrimmage Team Black vs. Team Orange
Releases to be done following each morning ice session today
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Goalie Session
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Pros Ice
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Scrimmage Team A vs. Team B

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
9:00 am – 10:00 am Team A Practice
10:15 am – 11:15 am Team B Practice
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Pros Ice
7:00 pm Intra squad Black & White game

Friday, August 27, 2010

Late Friday

The Medicine Hat News had an article on Hunter Shinkaruk. Brad McEwen pretty much said that he expects Shinkaruk will earn a roster spot, but might take a bit of time to reach a comfort level in the WHL as he missed most of last season with a broken leg.

The Tigers also signed first rounder 14th overall Spenser Jensen.

I might head over to the arena to watch the Top 40 game on Sunday to see what kind of talent the new guys posses. If I do I'll try to post some thoughts on the new guys if there are lineup sheets available. edit: Couldn't make the game had some things come up last minute.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rookie Camp Schedule

Thursday, August 26, 2010
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Rookie Camp Players Registration (Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, 401 – 1 Street SE)
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Players/Parents Meeting (Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, 401 – 1 Street SE)

Friday, August 27, 2010
8:30 am – 9:30 am Practice Team Black Team Teal Fitness Test
9:45 am – 10:45 am Practice Team White Team Black Fitness Test
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Practice Team Orange Team White Fitness Test
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Practice Team Teal Team Orange Fitness Test
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Vets Ice
4:00 pm – 6:15 pm Scrimmage Team Black vs. Team White
6:30 pm – 8:45 pm Scrimmage Team Orange vs. Team Teal

Saturday, August 28, 2010
8:30 am – 10:45 am Scrimmage Team White vs. Team Orange
11:00 am – 1:15 pm Scrimmage Team Black vs. Team Teal
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Goalie Session
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Vets Ice
4:00 pm – 6:15 pm Scrimmage Team Teal vs. Team White
6:30 pm – 8:45 pm Scrimmage Team Black vs. Team Orange

Releases to be done following each afternoon ice session today

Sunday, August 29, 2010
10:00 am –12:30 pm Top 40 Game

Individual player interviews following today’s Top 40 Game

Rookie Camp Concludes

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Some WHL News

Some news out of Swift Current. Jon Keen the Broncos play by play broadcaster will be moving to Kamloops to cover the Blazers as reported by Gregg Drinnan from his Blog Taking Note

I found an article on Former Tiger Jarret Lukin and how he dealt with a rough situation getting caught experimenting with a drug during his college years.

Also I was away for the better part of this last weekend but If you have visited the Tigers Website you already know that Former Tiger Goaltender Ryan Holfeld will be joining the Saskatchewan Huskies. He will be joining a very memorable Medicine Hat Tiger Brennan Bosch. ( aka the guy who scored the double overtime game winner in 7 games against the Vancouver Giants, that won them the whl championship).

Friday, August 20, 2010

Rookie Camp Dates Set

Courtesy of DARREN STEINKE of the Medicine Hat News

The Tigers officially begin camp on Tuesday, when members of the team’s 50-man protected list head to Cypress Hills for team building activities.

Rookie camp will start on Thursday with player registration at the Esplanade and conclude on Aug. 29 with a top 40 game set for 10 a.m. at The Arena. The top 40 game was something new that was added to rookie camp this season.

Main camp will start after the top 40 game concludes with fitness testing for the veterans. It will wrap up on Sept. 1 with a Black and White intrasquad game at 7 p.m. at The Arena.


2010 Tigers Rookie Camp Schedule:
Has Been changed previous info was wrong

Monday, August 16, 2010

Coyle preparing for shot at pros

Found a good article on Jace Coyle from the Cranbrook Daily Townsmen.

The article talks about how Coyle changed his mind from playing junior B hockey and going for a scholarship, to getting listed by the Spokane Chiefs and eventually a contract with the Dallas Stars. The article also mentions that Willie Desjardins tried to get the Stars to draft Jace Coyle however they only had 5 picks so they signed him as a free agent instead.

The stars weren't the only team interested, the Islanders tried to get him to play for their echl club after the Tigers were knocked out of the playoffs by Calgary Hitmen in round 2.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Official Schedule Released

The Tigers official Schedule has been released. Again the Tigers have a home heavy schedule during the later part of the season. The Home opener is on Saturday September 25th. 46 more days!


Also found an article on Linden Vey from the Cape Breton Post on his Team Canada Junior hockey summer evaluation camp experience.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Darren Helm re-signs with Detroit

Darren Dreger of TSN has recently tweeted that Darren Helm has resigned with the Detroit Red Wings.

He is reporting that Helm signed a 2 year extension worth 825,000 in the first year and 1 mil in the second year.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Junior Evaluation Camps

Team U.S.A. team Sweden, and Team Finland are having a tournament style Evaluation camp in Lake Placid, N.Y this week

The U.S.A brought in a bunch of players and cut 14 players before the tournament games began. Tyler Pitlick was one of the cuts as he was injured during the camp. Reports say he suffered some sort of minor shoulder injury. Emerson Etem made the cut and will be playing in the games.

Recent Tiger CHL Import Pick Sebastian-Lance Owuya has been flown in from Minnesota to replace an injured swede defenceman for the tournament. is blogging some of the tournament.

Team Canada
Team Canada is holding a development camp in St. John's, Newfoundland this week as well. Linden Vey is invited.