Friday, January 18, 2013

Game Report: Medicine Hat 2 Edmonton 1

M.H T. Cox (13) (T. Lewington, L. McVeigh) 14:41 (PP)

M.H E. Pearce (20) (T. Cox) 11:03
EDM K. Lowe (11) (M. St. Croix, D. Musil) 15:16

No Scoring

Medicine Hat
Cam Lanigan 28/29

Tristan Jarry 25/27

Medicine Hat
1. Trevor Cox C - Dimiutive forward was the best skater on either side on this night. Cox tallied the opener with a solid one-timer on a 5 on 3. A rather sleepy game from both sides. Tigers competed while the Oil Kings looked lethargic. Cox looked for open ice all night and made plays when he had the chance. Talied an assist as well on the goal by Elgin Pearce.
2. Cam Lanigan G - Lanigan got stronger as the game went on as the Tigers offense slowly waned throughout. Lanigan only faced 5 shots in the first period as the Oil Kings got off to a very slow start. Lanigan left very little in terms of second shot opportunites. A lot of "one and done" on this night for the Oil Kings. It's always a feel good story when an ex-player of a certain team is one of the best players of the opposing club.

1. Travis Ewanyk C - To say the Oil Kings forwards were lethargic would be an understatement. No flow, very little battle, a lot of one on one play. Traivs Ewanyk was the best of the bunch as he tried to get things going early with a fight with Tyler Lewington 2 1/2 minutes into the game. But things didn't get much better from there. Ewanyk answered the beel early but it was as if it didn't matter.
2. Keegan Lowe D - Scored the lone goal for the Oil Kings when he tried to make a cross slot pass that hit a Tigers' stick and beat Lanigan blocker side. Lowe had some chances with some clear looks on shots but very little was coming easy for the Oil kings on this night. Gotta give credit to the Tigers for making the Oil Kings battle for every inch of ice and taking advantage of a back to back situation for the Oil Kings. Lowe has gotten more and more reliable as the season has worn on.

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