Sunday, August 31, 2014


Tigers played back to back games as exhibition season got underway Friday and Saturday Night, facing Saskatoon and Prince George Respectively.

Tigers dropped a 4-2 decision to the Blades, and Defeated Prince George 6-5 in overtime. The Tigers heavily outshot both teams.

Saskatoon Game
Saskatoon Vets: 9 Vets dressed
Tiger Vets: 8 Vets dressed

Prince George Game
PG Vets: 7 Vets
Tigers Vets: 8 Vets

(For this I will call a veteran as someone who has played more than 10 games) Tigers had Schnieder and Rathjen each play half a game, (both counted as vets)

Looking at the stats Veteran Import Markus Eisenschmid led the way with 4 points in 2 games. Rookie Mason Shaw had 4 assists in the game against Prince George.

Mathew Bradley who hasn't seen action in the regular season but dressed for 10 playoff games last year scored 3 goals during the 2 games.

Defenceman Scott Allan popped in 2 very quick goals in the 3rd period to help the Tigers tie the game late against Prince George in the 3rd period.

Defenceman Ty Schultz had 2 points and a + 3 rating after 2 games.

I Imagine after these two games in Edmonton there will be a cut or two. With at least 4 players going to NHL camps next week we probably won't see that many cuts this weekend.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

TigerTurf Is Back Online

TigerTurf is back from Holidays and Ready For Tiger Season!!!!!!


Jerrid Sauer hired as an assistant Coach (August 20th)
Back on August 20th the Tigers officially Hired Jared Sauer as their new assistant coach. That makes 2 ex Tigers coaching the team. Sauer completed a Kinesiology degree in calgary. From his days as a Tiger he was one of the more conditioned athletes on the team and he should have a wealth of knowledge in terms of the conditioning and strength part of the game.   I would assume Joey Fraser would receive somewhat of a  promotion now taking over the defensive line changes.

Brad McEwen Headed to the Flames (August 23rd)
The Tigers Head Scout and Assistant General Manager has been hired on as a scout to the Calgary Flames. McEwen has been a big part of bringing in some good talent here the last few years.

Tiger Rookie camp
I wasn't able to attend any Rookie Camp scrimmages or games, but from what various forum commentators have mentioned it sounds like another very impressive camp from the young prospects.

Tigers Make A Trade (August 22nd)
The Tigers sent Goaltender Zac Robidoux to the Lethbridge Hurricanes for a 3rd round Bantam Draft pick in 2015, as well as a conditional 4th round Bantam Draft Pick in 2017.

Robidoux (18) was a very late cut last year as the Tigers choose to go a different route. They picked up a great return for him.

Updated Roster List (Info taken from Small Thoughts At Large) + Tommy Vannelli Addition
Updated August 31st

Anthony Ast (95), Matthew Bradley (97),  Chad Butcher (96), Trevor Cox (95), Markus Eisenschmid (95), Caleb Fantillo (98), Zach Fischer (97), Ryan Jevne (98), Miles Koules (94), Chad Labelle (95), Alex Mowbray (96), Steven Owre (96), Blake Penner (96), Mark Rassell (97), Cole Sanford (95), Mason Shaw (98)

 Scott Allan (96), Kyle Becker (94), Brad Forrest (97), Connor Hobbs (97), Tyler Lewington (94), David Quenneville (98), Ty Schultz (97), Marshall Skapski (98), Ty Stanton (95), Matt Staples (95), Tommy Vanelli(95)

Marek Langhamer (94), Jared Rathjen (94), Nick Schneider (97)

Estimated Cuts Left: (Min 5 cuts Needed, 2 extra over-agers)
1 or 2 Forwards 
3-4 Defenseman
1 Goaltender
2 extra over-agers on the roster.
5 - 16 yr olds ( Max of 4)

NHL Prospect Camps Open Soon
Ty Stanton - Red Wings   (New)
Tommy Vannelli - St. Louis
Tyler Lewington - Washington
Marek Langhamer - Arizona