Tigers Fell 4-3 To the Oil Kings Friday Night
It was a game that had every feel of an early season game. I think both teams weren't totally happy with their game play. Their seemed to be lots of unnecessary turn-overs all over the place. I think the Tigers deserved a better fate because they seemed to control good portions of the game.
Edmonton scored the go-ahead goal with 4 minutes left in the third period. Langhamer wasn't tested a whole lot but the goals that beat him seemed to handcuff him.
Tommy Vannelli's first game showed us an offensive side to his game. He keeps everything simple, chips the puck out, and doesn't hand on to the puck very long. I like his ability to jump up during the powerplay. He will create a lot of chances off of that.
Tigers Defeated the Broncos 3-1 Saturday Night
The Broncos came out with some good speed but the Tigers weathered the storm. They popped in 3 goals in off the powerplay.
Boston Leier popped in a couple poweplay goals on the short-side, his first two of the season. It couldn't have come at a better time especially since the news that Doty has been returned to the Tigers.
Cole Sanford continued his goal scoring streak scoring #5 of the season. Sanford had another game where he could have had a hat-trick. He has looked much improved this season.
Another Tigers that I have been impressed with is Trevor Cox. I feel his game has improved quite a bit from last season in the early going.
Big Fight - Chad Labelle
Chad Labelle (5'9 172lbs) and Tanner LeSann (6'0 168lbs) had a highlight real fight. They both knocked each other over a couple times, and it was an old fashioned back and forth face bash'athon. I'll post a link as soon as hockeyfights.com has it up, but it brought everyone to their feet. Labelle had been someone I thought was behind in the depth charts but early in the season he has been making noise and creating chances every shift.
Its early in the season but so far Daniel Wapple has played both home games and has looked very good in doing so. He has been the better goaltender in the early season so far. I have been impressed with his quickness. He shows good positioning, very quick and a great mental focus so far.
I was incredibly impressed by the Broncos Import Juluis Honka. He was named player of the week early in the season, but he had numerous rushes up the ice and looked like a 100 point forward. The broncos found an incredible hockey player in him. I bet he is a shoe-in for Finland's world Junior Team.
Moose Jaw visits Tuesday Night. Followed by a rare appearance by a U.S Division Team Seattle Friday Night. Moose Jaw had a 3-2 SO win over swift Friday Night.