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Tigers snap Hitmen?s eight-game winning streak with 5-1 WHL victory

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CALGARY - Emerson Etem scored twice to lead the Medicine Hat Tigers to a 5-1 win over the Calgary Hitmen in Western Hockey League action Sunday.

Brendan Hurley, Curtis Valk and Cole Grbavac also scored for the Tigers (26-16-4), who won their second straight game.

Jimmy Bubnick scored the lone goal of the game for the Hitmen (25-17-3), whose impressive winning streak ended at eight games.

Tyler Bunz made 29 saves in the Medicine Hat net to record his 25th win of the season.

Brandon Glover started in net for the Hitmen and stopped 29 of 34 shots he faced before being replaced by Chris Driedger in the third period after Medicine Hat?s fifth goal. Driedger made 11 saves in a relief appearance.

Hurley gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead through one period of play before Etem and Valk scored goals 43 seconds apart in the first minute of the second period.

After Bubnick scored to end Bunz?s shutout bid, Etem notched his 39th goal of the season to put Medicine Hat up 4-1.

Grbavac then added an insurance marker in the third period, in which the Tigers outshot the Hitmen 19-2.

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