CRANBROOK, B.C. - Mark Isherwood had a goal and three assists and Medicine Hat coach Willie Desjardins earned his 300th career WHL win as the Tigers defeated the Kootenay Ice 4-2 in WHL action Saturday night.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead on Linden Vey's first of the season with less than a minute to go in the first period. Rookie Emerson Etem notched his first of the season on the power play 2:10 into the second period with Brayden McNabb in the box for roughing.
Max Reinhart cut the lead in half at 3:49 with his 3rd of the season with a laser that beat Tiger goaltender Tyler Bunz from 35 feet out. Etem restored the two-goal lead at 10:19 to send the Tigers into the third period up 3-1.
Dustin Sylvester pulled the Ice to within one goal with his first of the season in the third period but an empty-net goal by Isherwood, his fourth point of the night, sealed the win for the Tigers.
Tyler Bunz stopped 24 shots he faced to get his first win of the season while Nathan Lieuwen was stellar in the loss, making 31 saves.