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Foucault is hero as Calgary Hitmen top Tigers 3-2 in OT; win series 4-2

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MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Kris Foucault scored twice, including the overtime winner, as the Calgary Hitmen edged the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-2 to end their Western Hockey League playoff series on Sunday night.

The Hitmen won the series 4-2 and will face the winner of the Brandon Wheat Kings-Saskatoon Blades pairing in the Eastern Conference final.

It is the third-straight year Calgary has advanced to the Conference championship.

Foucault forced the extra period for the Hitmen with 2:07 left to play in regulation.

He struck again 18:17 into overtime when he stole the puck from Tigers goaltender Tyler Bunz and slipped the puck into the net. Both of Foucault's goals were unassisted. Joel Broda also tallied for Calgary.

Emerson Etem and Tristan King supplied the offence for Medicine Hat.

Martin Jones made 18 saves for Calgary, while Bunz stopped 35 shots.

The Hitmen were 0-for-4 on the power play and the Tigers went 1-for-5.

Calgary's Brandon Kozun assisted on Broda's goal, tying him with Craig Cunningham of the Vancouver Giants at the top of the WHL's post-season scoring list.

Kozun has five goals and 14 assists in 13 playoff games. The Los Angeles Kings prospect won the WHL's regular season scoring race with 32 goals and a total of 107 points.

Cunningham has 11 goals and eight assists in the post-season.

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