Thursday, 12 December 2013

Tigers need OT to top Hitmen

Logan McVeigh scored 27 seconds into overtime lifting the Medicine Hat Tigers to a 1-0 win over the Calgary Hitmen Tuesday night at The Arena.

Daniel Wapple made 39 saves for the Tigers to record his second shutout of the season in a first star performance.

Hitmen goaltender Chris Driedger was named second star after making 33 saves.

Both teams hit two goal posts each with Medicine Hat going 0-2 with the extra attack on the games only two powerplay chances.

The loss snaps Calgary’s season high five game winning streak dropping their record to 18-7-2-3.

At 41 points, the Hitmen now sit in a four-way tie for top spot in the WHL’s Eastern Conference with Medicine Hat, Edmonton and Swift Current.

                                                  Photo Credit:  Eugene Erick

Calgary Hitmen 0 at Medicine Hat Tigers 1 (OT)
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - Medicine Hat Arena

Calgary 0 0 0 0 - 0
Medicine Hat 0 0 0 1 - 1

1st Period
No Scoring.Penalties-Harmsworth Cal (tripping), 9:34; Brooks Cal (inter. on goaltender), 14:21.

2nd Period
No Scoring.Penalties-No Penalties

3rd Period
No Scoring.Penalties-No Penalties

OT Period
1, Medicine Hat, McVeigh 5 (Valk, Bredo), 0:27. Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal
Calgary 17-8-14-0-39. Medicine Hat 15-10-8-1-34.
Power Play Opportunities
Calgary 0 / 0; Medicine Hat 0 / 2.
Calgary, Driedger 11-6-2-3 (34 shots-33 saves). Medicine Hat, Wapple 10-5-1-0 (39 shots-39 saves).
Referees-Jason Cramer (57), Fraser Lawrence (10).
Linesmen-Darren Holeha (47), Matthew Sanders (70).

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