Despite the loss I thought the Tigers played a good hockey game, with the exception of the opening minutes. The Tigers didn't allow Regina many quality shots on net as Kenny Cameron saw his first start since December 10th.
I thought Busenius, Parkkonen, and Lewington had pretty good games for themselves on the back-end.
The Tigers were missing Shinkaruk,Valk,Kessy,Hurley and Tyler Bunz was on the bench. That is a massive chunk the Tigers were without tonight and they played well enough to win. The young guys got a lot of ice-time and played pretty well. Spenser Jensen is adapting extremely well being moved up to forward.
The Tigers also dressed Call-up Gavin Broadhead and Chad Labelle. Labelle looks like he has a real good set of wheels. I liked that hit he threw which prompted a round of applause.
I thought Kenny Cameron got better as the game went on. That second goal he probably wanted back but other than that he stopped 25 of 27 shots and played well.
Regina's goalie Matt Hewitt was frequently playing a couple feet outside his crease stopping shots, and the Tigers couldn't find away to get him moving side to side, or generate rebounds. Regina was also pretty aggressive on their forecheck at times.
Darren Kruger mentioned that Valk and Shinkaruk are questionable/unlikely for the weekend games against Moose Jaw. Hurley has 2 games left on his suspension. Kessy is listed as out for 2 weeks yesterday on the whl injury report.
Even though Injuries aren't what you want to see, their are a lot of positives with these young guys getting a lot of icetime.