If you haven't been to a game lately, its time to go back to the Arena!!!!
Back to Back shutouts. What a weekend!
3 games against very good opponents and the Tigers only gave up 1 goal.
Their defensive play has just been phenomenal. ALL that work in the first half is paying off. I think with Dylan Bredo being moved back to the point it has caused a rippling effect on everyone with their sticks being more active.
Their penalty kill has started to vault up the standings as they sit 10th overall.
Derek Ryckman's passing skills look improved.
Spenser Jensen and Tyler Lewington are physically punishing the opposing forwards, winning all the small battles and make good first passes out of the zone.
The forwards have been excellent at slowing the opposition on their breakout, turning pucks over, and giving the defense less confusion on which guys to pick up.
The young guys are stepping up to the plate and its allowing the Tigers to roll all 4 lines. The coaches are comfortable sticking those guys out on the ice against the opposing top line now and its wearing down the opposition's defenseman.
I thought the first half of the game looked a bit like a lazy sunday type game, but the Tigers kept up their strong efforts and eventually was able to crack Red Deer's Armor. Red Deer Patrik Bartosak made quite a few very good stops, the score could have been higher if not for his stellar play.
Chad Labelle had another heck of a fight. Logan McVeigh potted his 4th goal as a Tiger. His point per game total has increased quite a bit since coming here.
Too many players are playing well to single out any one guy. Overall as a team their 1 on 1 defensive play is leaps and bounds better.
Lethbridge lost tonight in a shootout
The win tonight leapfrogs the Tigers over Saskatoon into 7th place, 2 points back of lethbridge with two games in hand. 2 points back of swift, and 6 back of red deer with 2 games in hand.
Up Next: The Tigers go on the road for a 3 game trip to BC and the states. Wednesday night they play a massive 4 point game against the Kootenay Ice. Tri-City on Friday, Spokane on Saturday