Medicine Hat Tigers

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Medicine Hat Tigers
Medicine Hat Tigers Logo.svg
City Medicine Hat, Alberta
League Western Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division Central
Founded 1970 by George E. Maser
Home arena Medicine Hat Arena
Colours Orange and Black
         
General manager Canada Brad McEwen
Head coach Canada Shaun Clouston
Championships

1987 & 1988 Memorial Cup Champions

1973, 1987, 1988, 2004, 2007 WHL Champions

Website
www.tigershockey.com
Travis Dunstall playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers

The Medicine Hat Tigers are a junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League (WHL) who play out of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Established in 1970 by George E. Maser, the team has won two national Memorial Cups, five WHL League Championships and seven Division Titles, and continues to rally for the Cup annually. Maser consistently recruited top talent to the team, and his children continue to do the same today. The Tigers play at the Medicine Hat Arena. They had a sell-out streak at The Arena dating back 197 games (as of May 15, 2007).

The Tigers lost the 2007 Memorial Cup 3–1 on May 27, 2007, against the Vancouver Giants, which was hosted by Vancouver at the Pacific Coliseum. This was after beating the Giants in double overtime in Game 7 of the WHL Finals two weeks earlier.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1970–71 66 22 43 1 - 271 351 45 5th West Out of playoffs
1971–72 68 35 30 3 - 351 312 73 4th West Got to quarter-final
1972–73 68 39 20 9 - 348 254 87 2nd West Won championship
1973–74 68 29 31 8 - 305 314 66 3rd West Got to quarter-final
1974–75 70 40 22 8 - 380 291 88 2nd West Got to quarter-final
1975–76 72 38 24 10 - 379 306 86 3rd West Got to quarter-final
1976–77 72 32 28 12 - 330 304 76 1st Central Got to preliminary round
1977–78 72 22 41 9 - 293 365 53 3rd Central Got to Central Division final
1978–79 72 15 50 7 - 270 479 37 4th Central Out of playoffs
1979–80 72 37 30 5 - 344 315 79 3rd East Got to East Division final
1980–81 72 40 29 3 - 358 302 83 3rd East Got to East Division quarter-final
1981–82 72 25 46 1 - 308 446 51 7th East Out of playoffs
1982–83 72 37 34 1 - 345 338 75 6th East Got to East Division quarter-final
1983–84 72 45 26 1 - 404 288 91 2nd East Got to East Division final
1984–85 72 53 17 2 - 355 224 108 2nd East Got to East Division final
1985–86 72 54 17 1 - 384 245 109 1st East Got to final
1986–87 72 48 19 5 - 383 264 101 1st East Won championship and Memorial Cup
1987–88 72 44 22 6 - 353 261 94 2nd East Won championship and Memorial Cup
1988–89 72 41 27 4 - 359 326 86 3rd East Got to East Division quarter-final
1989–90 72 32 38 2 - 298 331 66 5th East Got to East Division quarter-final
1990–91 72 40 27 5 - 366 296 85 2nd East Got to East Division final
1991–92 72 48 24 0 - 336 264 96 2nd East Got to East Division quarter-final
1992–93 72 29 38 5 - 285 343 63 7th East Got to East Division semi-final
1993–94 72 33 33 6 - 263 264 72 5th East Got to East Division quarter-final
1994–95 72 38 32 2 - 244 229 78 5th East Got to East Division quarter-final
1995–96 72 30 37 5 - 243 288 65 3rd Central Got to Eastern Conference quarter-final
1996–97 72 39 32 1 - 270 278 79 3rd Central Got to Eastern Conference quarter-final
1997–98 72 16 50 6 - 188 340 38 5th Central Out of playoffs
1998–99 72 15 56 1 - 185 323 31 5th Central Out of playoffs
1999–00 72 21 39 6 6 222 295 54 5th Central Out of playoffs
2000–01 72 24 40 5 3 271 316 56 5th Central Out of playoffs
2001–02 72 30 36 4 2 277 316 66 5th Central Out of playoffs
2002–03 72 29 34 2 7 278 314 67 3rd Central Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
2003–04 72 40 20 9 3 277 216 92 1st Central Won championship
2004–05 72 45 21 4 2 234 143 96 1st Central Got to Eastern Conference semi-final
Season GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
2005–06 72 47 16 1 8 257 171 103 1st Central Got to Eastern Conference final
2006–07 72 52 17 3 0 264 175 107 1st Central Won championship
2007–08 72 43 22 5 2 234 191 93 3rd Central Got to Eastern Conference quarter-final
2008–09 72 36 29 4 3 249 242 79 2nd Central Got to Eastern Conference semi-final
2009–10 72 41 23 3 5 276 232 90 3rd Central Got to Eastern Conference semi-final
2010–11 72 46 18 4 4 265 196 100 2nd Central Got to Eastern Conference final
2011–12 72 42 24 2 4 255 209 90 3rd Central Got to Eastern Conference semi-final
2012–13 72 36 33 2 1 243 244 75 4th Central Got to Eastern Conference semi-final
2013–14 72 44 24 3 1 260 196 92 3rd Central lost in eastern conference final

WHL Championship history[edit]

Team records[edit]

Team records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most points 109 1985–86
Most wins 54 1985–86
Most goals for 404 1983–84
Least goals for 185 1998–99
Least goals against 143 2004–05
Most goals against 479 1978–79
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most goals Don Murdoch 88 1975–76
Most assists Greg Carroll 111 1975–76
Most points Greg Carroll 171 1975–76
Most points, rookie Don Murdoch 141 1974–75
Most points, defenceman Cliff Lane 82 1975–76
Best GAA (goalie) Matt Keetley 1.66 2004–05
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

NHL alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2005–06 WHL Guide

External links[edit]