Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Black & White Intrasquad Game!


First time I saw a lot these players, so descriptions will be extremely brief. Kinda wished I kept a closer eye on some of the forwards, as they tended to blend it together. which is not a bad thing.

Spenser Jenson(16)(defense) - big agile, mobile, plays the body well. Needs some coaching but has a shot at making the team this year.

Blake Penner(15)(forward) - Quick, feisty and has a gritty aggressiveness in his game. Threw a lot of hits.

Riley Sheen(17) - Slick hands looked pretty shifty and has some speed to his game. Good hustle and picked up his man in the D-Zone.

Adam Rehak(19) - new Euro Loves to shoot from anywhere. Has an aggressive nose for finding the puck. I think he scored 2 or 3 goals in the Intrasquad game.

Cody Schlosser(15 Goalie) covers and controls the lower half of the net real well. shots up high seemed to handcuff him.

Dawson McAuley(17 Goalie) - Was victim to a number(3-4) of rebound goals. Real big in net, and made the first save though.

Kenny Cameron (18, goalie) has a Tim Thomas like attitude fighting for the puck. Quick and agile, Never gave up on the shot and made some good 2nd and 3rd saves. Has the potential to edge out McAuley if he can keep it up long-term.

Wheaton King(forward) - bigger body the few times I saw him he was throwing out hits, Good positioning.

Reid Petryk - looked really good controlling the puck. Noticed him and shinkaruk the most.

Jonathen gaudet (19)(forward) - This years version of Sam Dezman. Skated real hard, bigger body and threw some hits, looked real solid. He will have to play hard every day if he wants to get a spot.

Devon McAndrews(16)(forward) - HUGE looked like he was 6'5. Didnt get a long look at him but The couple times I watched him the smaller guys seemed to be skating around him. Although he did seem to posses some good straight line speed.

Emerson Etem(19) had a couple big rushes, He was playing the body and being aggressive.

Ryan Aasman(19)(defence) - wasn't particularly impressed. Good skater, but seemed to be fighting the puck. He had the initial poise of a veteran but I remember watching quite a few times where he fumbled the puck, and had no finish. He will have to be better if he wants a spot.

Hunter Shinkaruk(17) was flying out their and was easily beating all the rookies to the puck. Best Tigers off the night.

Gavin Broadhead(16)(forward) - I honestly thought he wasn't playing until I saw him in the third period. Watched him closely for a couple shifts and he looked real good at controlling the puck along the boards and anticipating the play. Based on those couple shifts he may be a front runner for a spot.

Nathyn Mortlock(15)(defense) looked very small on the ice.

Ty Stanton's(Defence) I liked his offensive instincts, but he might be a liability defensively.

Cameron Gotaas(forward) - (16) Very speedy, very small.

Thier was one line for team black, Paige Maul? Riley Sheen?, Brennan Hunker? cant 100% remember but they created lots of havoc stealing pucks and creating offense for team black. Rhys Dieno, and Trevor Cox I remember thinking they created some pretty good offense for team white But team white also struggled defensively at times.

The game roster is down below. Html is buggering up with blogger code so it may be a ways down.

Team Black
Team White
Goalies Goalies
Kenny Cameron Tyler bunz
Cody Schlosser Dawson McAuley
Devon dubyk Spencer Bomboir
Skaters Skaters
Wyatt Trumbley Sebastien Owuya
Ty Stanton Scott McKay
Nathyn Mortloch Ryan Aasman
Matt Konan Tyler Lewington
Spenser Jenson Quinlan Moore
Emerson Etem Jared Wilson
Wheaton King Hunter Shinkaruk
Riley Sheen Gavin Broadhead
Brennan Hunker Cameron Gotaas
Allan Killback Rhys Dieno
Cole sanford Trevor Cox
Wyatt Johnson Blake Penner
Paige Maul Reid petryk
Boston Leier Curtis Valk
Dylan Bredo Jayden Hart
Adam Rehak Devon McAndrews
Kale Kessy Jonathon Gaudet
Patrick Parkkonen Chad Labelle

Allan Caldwell over at his blog has the Tiger players left at camp.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tiger Articles

Sheen Ready To Step Up

Petryk Looks for Bigger Role

Tyler Bunz Training Camp Blog
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

New Shaw TV Sports Reporter

Black and White Intrasquad Game
The Tigers have thier annual Black and White intrasquad game Wednesday Night at 7:00PM admission is free.

Wednesday Updates
Imports In A Crunch

Happy To Be Home

Making Their Case

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Could Pitlick be back for another season?

I have been hearing some chatter about the remote possibility of Tyler Pitlick being sent back to junior for another season.

The Oilers camp will be packed with prospects this year, and Pitlick might be behind a few players on the depth charts. He missed most of the Oilers development camp in the off-season because his ankle wasn't fully healed.

This years Oilers training camp will be their ultimate evaluation on prospects but if he stays behind a few players on the depth charts their is a small chance that the Tigers just might get a Huge bonus for this upcoming season.

IMO Pitlick is good enough for the ahl, and in normal circumstances he would be playing their this year. However, with the Oilers packed prospect in training camp it begs the question of whether to send him back and watch him play huge minutes back in juniors. (He only played 58 games last year due to his injuries/suspensions), or watch him get his feet wet in the ahl.

The Tigers graduated Wacey Hamilton last year and its almost certain Linden Vey will stick in the Kings systems, but if Pitlick came back he would probably slot on to be the Tigers #1 centerman.

Right now its a fools hope to think he will be back, however its not out of the realm of possibility, as we saw a similar situation with Thomas Kundratek a couple years ago with the New York Rangers.

For a good read on his situation visit check out these 2 Oiler Blogs:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dylan Businius Invited to Minnesota's Prospect Camp

I was extremely quiet with this blog in the off-season, and skipped quite a bit of Tiger News, but other sources have done a much better job at relaying information (especially now that twitter and facebook all have whl/tiger feeds).

Now that hockey season is around the corner its time to start this blog back up.

Dylan Busenius (finally spelled his name right)
Dylan Busenius participated in the Minnesota Wild's prospect camp this off-season. Dylan must have done well enough because he is listed on the roster for the Minnesota Wild's Traverse City prospect camp. So that makes 10 Tigers in total invited to prospect camps. Read the Medicine Hat News Article for More information on the other 9 Tigers going off to NHL Camps. - Minnesota Roster

I'd also be a little surprised if Mathew Konan does not eventually get an invite somewhere. He is a big body, long reach, stay at home physical defenceman, who has the potential to skate the puck out of the zone. I'm hoping this kid put some muscle on in the off-season. I still think he has a degree of pro potential in him at least of ahl quality, but he still needs to get stronger and quicker.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tigers Announce Training Camp Schedule

Rookie Camp
Friday, August 26, 2011
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
2:00 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 27, 2011
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

Player releases to be done following each afternoon ice session today

Sunday, August 28, 2011
9:00 am –11:30 am Top 40 Game

Individual player interviews following today’s Top 40 Game
Rookie Camp Concludes

Main Camp
Sunday, August 28, 2011
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Team B Fitness Test
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Team A Practice
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Team B Practice
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Team A Fitness Test

Monday, August 29, 2011
8:30 am – 9:30 am Practice Team Orange
10:45 am – 12:45 pm Scrimmage Team Black vs. Team White
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Goalie Session
2:30 pm – 3:30 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 30, 2011
8:30 am – 9:30 am Practice Team White
10:45 am – 12:45 pm Scrimmage Team Black vs. Team White

Releases to be done following each morning ice session today

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Pros Ice
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Scrimmage Team A vs. Team B

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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

The Intrasquad game is indeed on Wednesday!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tigers Add Local Product Ryan Aasman

The Tigers have added local 19 year old defeceman Ryan Aasman to their protected list. Swift Current had released him a few days ago, as they were trying to get thier numbers down after having 8 potential defenceman returning.

With the addition of Aasman it should create some healthy competition between Aasman, Scott Mackay, and Dylan Businius for playing time, IF he makes the team.

Aasman has previously played for Prince Albert, Seattle Thunderbirds, and Swift Current.
Here is a link to his hockeydb profile.

Training Camp
Also this week prospects and veterans will be trickling into town if their not already here. I assume their training camp schedule will get released fairly soon. (last year at this time thier schedule was released on a tuesday and rookie camp started on friday)

The Medicine Hat News just released an article that details some info on rookie camp

The rookies will play all day friday and saturday and have a top 40 rookie game on Sunday at 9 AM, main Camp will open later in the day at 4PM