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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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You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

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