It was a little wobbly, but the Medicine Hat Tigers got a measure of revenge Friday night.
Wacey Hamilton scored twice and tallied an assist as the Tigers dumped the Prince Albert Raiders 6-4 in Western Hockey League action Friday night. Although the Tigers are on a three-game roll, Medicine Hat's players felt they were shaky Friday night.
"We didn't play, obviously, the way we wanted to at times," said overage centre Bretton Cameron. "I just don't think that we were maybe as focused as we have been in the last full segment of games.
"We battled back to give a little bit of credit to the guys. They realized the situation and got back on top of it."
Hamilton said he was happy his club pulled out the victory, considering the Tigers dropped a 6-0 decision to the Raiders in Prince Albert on Oct. 28.
"Any time you can get a win it is nice, especially against a team like Prince Albert," said Hamilton. "Last time, they handed it to us pretty good."
Elsewhere in the WHL, it was Brandon 5 Calgary 2; Saskatoon 4 Moose Jaw 1; Chilliwack 6 Portland 4; Spokane 3 Edmonton 1; Regina 3 Kootenay 2 (SO); Prince George 3 Kelowna 2; Seattle 3 Kamloops 1; and Tri-City 6 Everett 0.
At Medicine Hat, Alta., Cameron had a goal and two helpers for the Tigers (14-9-5), while Zdenek Okal, Linden Vey, and Matt MacKay added singles.
Nathan Deck, Jordan Hickmott, and Dustin Cameron scored for Prince Albert (12-12-3).
Wheat Kings 5 Hitmen 2
At Brandon, Man., Toni Rajala scored twice as the Wheat Kings thrashed Calgary.
Alexander Urbom, Paul Van de Velde and Matt Calvert also scored for Brandon (15-10-2).
Michael Stone and Ian Schultz replied for the Hitmen (19-7-0).
Blades 4 Warriors 1
At Moose Jaw, Sask., Stefan Elliott's ninth goal of the season was the game-winner as Saskatoon cut the Warriors.
Brent Benson, Josh Nicholls and Walker Wintoneak also scored for the Blades (19-3-3).
Antonin Honejsek scored his fifth goal of the season early in the third period for the Warriors (15-9-1).
Bruins 6 Winterhawks 4
At Chilliwack, B.C., Roman Horak and Ryan Howse each scored twice and added an assist as the Bruins cruised to a win over Portland.
Kevin Sundher, and Chris Collins also tallied for Chilliwack (11-12-4).
Luke Walker had a pair for the Winterhawks (16-9-0), while Brad Ross and Chris Francis also had markers.
Chiefs 3 Oil Kings 1
At Edmonton, Blake Gal had two goals and an assist to pace Spokane over the Oil Kings.
Levko Koper added a goal and an assist for Spokane (13-7-1).
Brent Raedeke was the lone scorer for Edmonton (8-13-6).
Pats 3 Ice 2 (OT)
At Cranbrook, B.C., Matt Strueby scored the shootout winner as the Regina beat Kootenay.
Joey Leach and Kyle Mulder had markers for the Pats (12-11-3).
Kevin King and Jordan Eberle scored for the Ice (11-12-2).
Cougars 3 Rockets 2
At Prince George, B.C., Brock Hirsche had the game winner as the Cougars upset Kelowna.
Dallas Jackson and Nick Buonassisi had the other markers for Prince George (4-17-2).
Geordie Wudrick and Collin Bowman scored for the Rockets (11-13-1).
Thunderbirds 3 Blazers 1
At Kent,Wash., Lindsay Nielsen scored twice to lead Seattle over Kamloops.
Sena Acolatse sealed the victory for Seattle (9-13-4) with his ninth goal of the season.
Shayne Weibe had the only goal for Kamloops (10-13-3).
Americans 6 Silvertips 0
At Kennewick, Wash., Johnny Lazo scored a pair as Tri-City rolled Everett.
Drew Owsley finished with 25 saves for his first shutout of the season and his league-leading 17th victory for the Americans (18-5-0). Adam Hughesman had a goal and two assists while Brett Plouffe, Neal Prokop and Justin Feser also scored for Tri-City.
Thomas Heemskerk finished with 33 saves for Everett (13-7-1).