WHL Playoff Schedules
Tigers have confirmed the first two dates.
Game 1 - Fri Mar 23 7:30 PM at Medicine Hat
Game 2 - Sat Mar 24 7:30 PM at Medicine Hat
Ridley Mentioned on Hockey Night in Canada. His 3000th regular season broadcast was on Saturday when the Tigers faced the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Emerson Etem WHL & CHL Player of the Week
Suspended One Game for his Game Misconduct against Lethbridge. After Jayden Hart was hit from behind, Kessy got tossed from the game before play had resumed.
The Medicine Hat News reported that patrik Parkkonen will return to the lineup tonight.
#5, Tyler Lewington, Lower body, 1 week
#7, Spenser Jensen, Upper body, day to day
#10, Gavin Broadhead, Upper body, 1 week
#19, Jayden Hart, Upper body, 2 weeks
#28, Rhyse Dieno, Upper body, 1 month+
#36, Trevor Cox, Upper body, 1 week
Chad Labelle has also been listed as an addition to the lineup.
Not sure if it was just cause I was tired but I thought the game was a little dull up until the third period, yet It was a physical affair with the rebels as it usually is.
The fans were furious at referee Ryan Bonnet.
Bonnet called a holding penalty to Alex Theriau in the 2nd after a rebel player sneakily hugged onto his stick which prompted Bonnet to call Theriau for holding
Tiger fans were even more-so enraged after a series of non-calls including one where Chad Labelle managed to get past a rebel defender who then swung his stick along the ice and tripped Labelle up negating a possible 2 on 1 down low....less than a minute later the rebels Tyson Ness ended up scoring the game winning goal...One of those situations where a non-call is magnified after the other team scored.
I thought Dubyk played really well in net for the rebels. Despite the loss its nice to see him play well. He has put up a respectable .906 save percentage so far with the rebels who are below .500 in the standings.
The loss opens the door for Calgary to take 3rd. If Calgary can win their game in hand against Lethbridge Wednesday they will be tied in points with the Tigers, and Calgary will have 1 more win which gives them the Tiebreaker. So I guess we are cheering for a Lethbridge win on Wednesday.
Edit: Also quite a few estern Conference games tonight. After the game's are done everyone will have 70 games played, and its likely that However I wouldn't be suprised if the playoff picture still remains murky.
Calgary plays lethbridge and Kootenay(2)
Tigers play Edmonton and Lethbridge.
For the first round who is 3rd and who is 4th may not really matter with the backlog of teams from 6-8th. However It could play a big factor if either of those teams reach round 2 with home ice.
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