Wednesday, June 29, 2011

CHL Import Draft

The Tigers have the 54th pick in the first round. The Tigers will be making one pick as Parkonnen looks like a good candidate to be back for next year, as despite his smallish stature and limited ice he showed a good deal of potential.

Sebastien Ouywa is still eligible to come back and depending on pro opportunities / 20 year old situation he may or may not be back.

1st Round
54. Medicine Hat Tigers – Adam Rehak 19 year old.
D.O.B: Sept. 26, 1992
Last Team: HC Vitkovice U20
Country: Czech Republic
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 5.11 179
Draft Status: Was eligible this year. Wasn't drafted. Ranked 96 overall for European skaters

Last Years Stats:
GP:50 G:31 A:31 PTS:62 PIM:101 +/-:33

Looks like the Tigers got a guy who is capable of scoring and not afraid to battle judging by his penalty minutes.
WHL Schedule IS OUT
Schedule is out very early this year, which is very surprising considering they just moved a franchise. Tigers Season and Home Opener is against Lethbridge again. September 24th.

The Tigers do the bulk of their traveling in the first two months of the season. They do not have a U.S road trip this year so their road schedule in the second half is extremely light with the exception of a small 2 games in 2 day trip to Prince George.

They also only have 2 occasions where they play 3 games in 3 nights. So overall a more balanced schedule with the long road trips early in the season.

Monday - 0
Tuesday - 6
Wednesday - 7
Thursday - 1
Friday - 6
Saturday - 15
Sunday - 1

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