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Hunter Shinkaruk has a goal and two assists as Tigers beat the Ice 3-1

Sunday, 11.04.2012 / 10:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Hunter Shinkaruk has a goal and two assists as Tigers beat the Ice 3-1

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Hunter Shinkaruk had a goal and two assists as the Medicine Hat Tigers beat the Kootenay Ice 3-1 in Western Hockey League action Sunday.

Elgin Pearce and Kyle Becker also scored for Medicine Hat (10-9-1), which has won six of its last seven games. Sam Reinhart replied the Ice (4-11-1), who lost their seventh in a row.

Pearce, who was traded from Kootenay to Medicine Hat earlier this season, opened the scoring on a rebound of a Curtis Valk shot at 15:12 of the first period. Becker made it 2-0 with a power play goal at 10:14 of the second period before Reinhart responded for Kootenay with a backhand tally with a minute left in the period.

Shinkaruk put the game out of reach with a power play goal at 19:38 of the third period.

Cam Lanigan made 27 saves for the Tigers.

Mackenzie Skapski stopped 34 shots for Kootenay.

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That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3