Strong Work Ethic
I thought the Tigers brought a pretty strong work ethic tonight. Even though there were periods of time where Kootenay was able to get some consistent Ice-Time in the Tigers zone, they kept Kootenay to the outside and never gave them many prime chances.
I thought the Tigers did an excellent job at covering the open areas of the ice as well as block/deflect a lot of shots. Sam Reinhart a player projected to go very high in next years NHL draft looked like he wanted nothing to do with playing in this game and the Tigers kept him off the scoresheet for the first time this season.
He wasn't tested a whole lot, but he did Shutout the Ice on 5 of their power-plays. He was very solid in net.
Cox, Sanford, McVeigh
So far in the early season they have been the Tigers most dangerous line. All 3 players have improved a ton over last season.
Doty Labelle Broadhead
I can just imagine the coaches on the other teams going....SHIT this is their 4th line?
Leier in Regina
Leier has 6 goals in 4 games for Regina, not including a shootout winner. In 4 games he has 2 game winning goals, and 7 points.The pats are 4-1 since acquiring him.
Tigers couldn't have asked for a better start to the season. It's hard to see them not make the CHL top ten list next week. Let's hope that they don't get too overconfident, keep bringing a tenacious work ethic, and keep improving!