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Etem scores four goals as Medicine Hat Tigers roar back to beat Kamloops 12-5 @NHLdotcom

With a two-goal lead at home after 20 minutes, the Kamloops Blazers looked in control of their Monday afternoon game against Medicine Hat. Nine unanswered goals later, it was the Tigers who were firmly in the driver's seat.

The Tigers erased a 4-2 deficit with nine straight goals as they whipped the Kamloops Blazers 12-5 in Western Hockey League action.

Emerson Etem scored four times for the Tigers (4-2-4), who scored seven times in the third period. Mark Isherwood, with two, Jace Coyle, Bretton Cameron, Tristan King, Kale Kessy, Taylor Gal and Linden Vey also scored for the visitors.

Shayne Wiebe, with two, Dylan Willick, Brendan Ranford and Linden Saip counted for Kamloops (7-2-2).

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Brandon 4 Edmonton 1; Swift Current 3 Kootenay 1; and Giants 2 Bruins 1 (SO).

At Kamloops, Medicine Hat goaltender Tyler Bunz turned aside 28 shots.

Kamloops goaltender Justin Leclerc stopped 26 of 34 shots before being replaced by Jon Groenheyde, who stopped three of seven shots, early in the third period.

Wheat Kings 4 Oil Kings 1

At Edmonton, Brayden Schenn scored one goal and set up another as Brandon broke a three-game losing streak with a victory over the Oil Kings.


Broncos 3 Ice 1

At Swift Current, Sask., Derek Claffey scored the game winner as the Broncos beat Kootenay.


Giants 2 Bruins 1 (SO)

At Chilliwack, B.C., James Henry and Craig Cunningham scored in a shootout as Vancouver Giants edged the Bruins.

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