MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Curtis Valk scored two goals and assisted on one more as the Medicine Hat Tigers downed the Kootenay Ice 5-2 on Sunday to even their Western Hockey League second-round playoff series at a game apiece.
Steven Owre also scored twice for Medicine Hat, and Trevor Cox added an empty-net goal at 18:10 of the third period.
Jagger Dirk and Levi Cable scored for the Ice, who were outshot 37-24.
Tigers goaltender Marek Langhammer made 22 saves for the win. Kootenay's Mackenzie Skapski stopped 32 shots in the losing effort.
There was a lot of talk off the ice. From a player's standpoint, that's not the talk in the room. GMs make decisions, coaches make decisions, but as a team you have to come together and be ready to go, and we are.
— San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels on his team's approach entering training camp