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Medicine Hat extends winning streak with 2-0 victory over Edmonton

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EDMONTON - Tyler Ennis had a goal and an assist as the Medicine Hat Tigers extended their winning streak to four games Friday night with a 2-0 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings in Western Hockey League play.

Trevor Glass opened the scoring with the eventual game winner for the Tigers, chipping in a rebound off a Daine Todd at 9:06 of the second period.

Each team came close in a scoreless first period, with Medicine Hat's Brennan Bosch hitting the post blocker-side on Edmonton goaltender Alex Archibald and Karey Pieper clanging one off the crossbar behind Medicine Hat netminder Ryan Holfeld.

Holfeld squeezed the pads late in the second on a hot shot by Brent Henke from the high slot to keep the Tigers ahead by one heading into the third. The Tigers netminder preserved his second shutout of the season with 4:49 remaining, making two key saves in a goalmouth scramble.

Ennis, who added an empty-netter with 17 seconds left, has five points (3-2) against the Oil Kings (12-18-2-3) in the season series, which Medicine Hat (20-12-3-1) now leads 3-0. The Tigers have outscored their opponents 12-4 during its winning streak.

Archibald turned aside 28 in net for Edmonton, while Holfeld stopped all 22 shots against Medicine Hat. Archibald leads the league with 801 saves in 28 games.

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