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WHL Roundup: Valk scores two as Medicine Hat downs Kootenay to even series

Sunday, 04.06.2014 / 10:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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WHL Roundup: Valk scores two as Medicine Hat downs Kootenay to even series

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.

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