The Calgary Hitmen (29-17-2-1) are in Medicine Hat tonight to face the Tigers (30-16-2-2). Radio Broadcast on Sportsnet 960 The Fan starts at 7:00 p.m. with a 30 minute pre-game show. The Hitmen enter the contest having won 12 of their last 13 including last night's 2-0 home ice win over Vancouver. Medicine Hat is riding a six game winning streak and coming off last night's 8-2 victory in Lethbridge
Calgary enters play with 61 points, tied with Saskatoon for fourth in the WHL's Eastern Conference. The Tigers sit third with 64 points, just two back of second place Moose Jaw.
Tonight is the fourth of six meetings between the two teams. Medicine Hat leads the season series 3-0 having outscored Calgary by a combined 12-2. Tigers goalie and Edmonton Oilers prospect Tyler Bunz has been sensational against the Hitmen stopping 102 of 104 shots for a 3-0 record with a .67 goals against average and a .981 save percentage. Anaheim Ducks first round pick Emerson Etem has also been a star with eight points (2g 6a) in three games.
-Oct. 15 in MH: Tigers 5 Hitmen 0. Tyler Bunz 36 save shutout. Emerson Etem four assists.
-Dec. 4 in CAL: Tigers 2 Hitmen 1. Tyler Bunz 37 saves. Curtis Valk two goals, Emerson Etem two assists.
-Jan. 18 in CAL: Tigers 5 Hitmen 1. Emerson Etem led the Tigers with a pair of goals.
Calgary is 14-9-2-0 on the road this season while Medicine Hat is 14-8-1-1 at home.
Cody Sylvester 17g 36a 53pts
Jimmy Bubnick 21g 24a 45pts
Victor Rask 21g 18a 39pts
Emerson Etem 44g 32a 76pts
Hunter Shinkaruk 35g 28a 63pts
James Bettauer 17g 26a 43pts