Tigers send Heath­cote home

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The Medicine Hat Tigers re­as­signed winger Daw­son Heath­cote to the Van­cou­ver Is­land Ju­nior Hockey League’s Nanaimo Buc­ca­neers Thurs­day.

Heath­cote, an 18-year-old Nanaimo prod­uct, had two as­sists with a mi­nus-9 rat­ing in 27 games on Medicine Hat’s fourth line this sea­son.

He joins a ju­nior B club that’s 14-9-1-1 en­ter­ing ac­tion Thurs­day. Fox to coach Team Al­berta Medicine Hat Tigers di­rec­tor of player per­son­nel Bobby Fox will serve as head coach for Team Al­berta’s un­der-16 hockey team at the 2019 Canada Win­ter Games in Fe­bru­ary.

Fox spent the past two sea­sons as an as­sis­tant coach with the Tigers be­fore mov­ing into a scout­ing role. The Cal­gary prod­uct also has pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence with Team Al­berta af­ter win­ning a gold medal as head coach of the prov­ince’s squad at the 2015 West­ern Canada Chal­lenge Cup. Fox also won gold as an as­sis­tant coach of Al­berta’s 2013 West­ern Canada Chal­lenge Cup team — a ros­ter that fea­tured for­mer Tigers David Quen­neville and Ma­son Shaw on the ros­ter.

Team Al­berta re­leased its Canada Win­ter Games ros­ter Thurs­day, which fea­tures 19 West­ern Hockey League prospects and one ban­tam draft el­i­gi­ble for­ward — pro­jected first over­all pick Matthew Savoie, who could be granted ex­cep­tional sta­tus next sea­son. No Tigers prospects were on the ros­ter.

The Canada Win­ter Games kick off on Feb. 15 in Red Deer.

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