Last Edit: 8:35 Monday Sept 19th
The Tigers soundly defeated the rebels 3-1 in their last tuneup game before the season starts. According to the game-sheet the Tigers outshot the rebels 46-10.
Scott McKay, Adam Rehak, and Rhys Dieno all scored for the Tigers. Dylan Busenius was back from Minnesota's camp and played in the game. Kenny Cameron picked up the win in net.
The Tigers finish the pre-season with a 4-1-0-1 record.
Away At Camp
Their are still 7 Tigers Away at nhl camps:
Kale Kessy, Alex Theriau, Tyler Bunz are all expected back (From all accounts Bunz and Theriau have had very good rookie camps. Can't find very much info on Kale Kessy other than 1 twitter user saying they have become a big fan of his, so you know he is throwing his weight around)
Tochkin, Owuya and Emerson Etem's future are all uncertain.
Cole Grbavac has made the stars main camp as a free agent which indicates they have some interest in him. Hopefully they sign him and send him back for another year of junior. If Dallas signs him its possible he plays in the AHL this year.
If he does get signed hold your breath that he comes back.
Vancouver has a new AHL affiliate this year(Chicago Wolves) and their is a bit of uncertainty as to where everyone will fit. Their was a rumor earlier in the year that the Canucks wanted to send Tochkin back for another year of junior. Tochkin was one of the better forwards at Canucks rookie camp, and interviews with him during the camp said that he isn't sure where the Canucks plan to play him.
Sebastien Owuya has made the Jets main camp. I watched a couple periods of their rookie camp games and he didn't look out of place. Having only 1 year of junior as a euro, and where it took him a while to get adjusted, it would be wise to send him back for another season of junior however, that may throw a wrench at the Tigers roster situation, depending on the other overagers.
The Tigers open the season at Home Saturday September 24th against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
The Phoenix Coyotes first cuts are expected Wednesday following thier pre-season game. (Kale Kessy is in camp for phoenix)
Edmonton Oilers have said thier first cuts may possibly come today.(Tyler Bunz in camp with the Oilers)