Medicine Hat, AB — The Medicine Hat Tigers are pleased to announce that six Tiger players will depart for National Hockey League training camps this week.
Of the six attending NHL training camps, three are drafted prospects while two players have earned free agent invites; Kristians Rubins will be headed to Winnipeg Jets camp and Chad Butcher will make an appearance to Edmonton Oilers camp.
Matt Bradley – Montreal Canadiens (Drafted 2015, Round 5, 131st overall)
John Dahlstrom – Chicago Blackhawks (Drafted 2015, Round 7, 211th overall)
David Quenneville – New York Islanders (Drafted 2016, Round 7, 200th overall)
Nick Schneider – Calgary Flames (Signed, 2015)
Kristians Rubins – Winnipeg Jets (Free Agent Invite)
Chad Butcher – Edmonton Oilers (Free Agent Invite)
The Tigers are 2-1-1-0 in the Western Hockey League pre-season and wrap up their six-game exhibition schedule this weekend with a pair of games against Central Division rival Red Deer. The two-game set sees Medicine Hat face the Rebels in Ralston as the army base hosts the WHL for a second consecutive season before heading back to Red Deer Saturday to play at the Centrium.
The 72-game regular season schedule then begins with the David GMC Buick Home Opener on Saturday September 24th at 7:30pm.