EDMONTON - The Medicine Hat Tigers edged the Edmonton Oil Kings 2-1 for their third straight win Sunday as they continue their push up Eastern Conference standings in the Western Hockey League.
The Tigers sit one point behind the idle Brandon Wheat Kings for third place in the East with the victory.
Medicine Hat (29-15-8) opened the scoring at 2:57 of the first period. Wacey Hamilton made a spin move right in front of Edmonton goaltender Cam Lanigan and tucked the puck through his pads.
Tristan King also scored for the Tigers, picking the high glove corner on a power play at 5:28.
Adrian Van de Mosselaer scored for Edmonton (10-30-11) which is winless in its last 14 games (0-11-3) and sits last in the East.
Van de Mosselaer snuck in from the point and put a one-timer past Tyler Bunz on a feed from behind the net by Michael St. Croix.
Edmonton went 0-for-5 on a power play while the Tigers were 1-for-3.
Lanigan stopped 38 shots in net for the Oil Kings, while Bunz made 20 saves for Medicine Hat.
Medicine Hat has outscored its opponents 14-5 in its last three games.