With the Calgary Hitmen enjoying the night off, the Medicine Hat Tigers finally gained some ground in the Western Hockey League's Central Division.
Bretton Cameron scored the game winner midway through the third period as the streaking Tigers earned a 2-1 win over the Prince Albert Raiders on Tuesday night.
Cameron's fifth goal of the season at 11:24 of the third gave the Tigers (14-7-2-3) their second straight win, while extending their points streak to seven games (6-0-0-1). Despite the hot streak, Medicine Hat still trails the Hitmen by 10 points atop the Central Division standings.
As good as they've been, the Tigers have actually lost ground during their streak as the Hitmen (21-4-1-0) have won eight games in a row to remain fifth in the Canadian Hockey League rankings.
Calgary has won all three meetings between the teams this season. The Tigers and Hitmen don't face each other again until Jan. 4.
In other WHL action Tuesday, it was: Brandon 4 Spokane 1; Moose Jaw 3 Seattle 0; and Chilliwack 2 Portland 0.
At Medicine Hat, Alta., Brennan Bosch had the other goal for the Tigers, while Tyler Bunz stopped 26 shots. Bunz, Medicine Hat's first-round pick in the 2007 WHL bantam draft, improved his record to 3-1-1 with the victory.
Cole Penner's first goal of the season provided the lone offence for the Raiders (13-15-0-0), who have dropped three in a row. Prince Albert netminder Steven Stanford made 31 saves in defeat.
Wheat Kings 4 Chiefs 1
At Brandon, Man., Andrew Hayes made 33 saves as the Wheat Kings beat Spokane.
Scott Glennie led the way with a pair of goals while Aaron Lewadniuk and Brayden Schenn had singles for Brandon (13-9-1-0).
Drayson Bowman replied for the Chiefs (14-6-0-3).
Warriors 3 Thunderbirds 0
At Moose Jaw, Jeff Bosch turned aside 27 shots in the Warriors' win over the Thunderbirds.
Ian Duval, Riley Reinbolt and Joel Broda scored for Moose Jaw (7-14-0-1).
Jacob DeSerres and Calvin Pickard combined to make 20 saves for Seattle (9-12-1-2).
Bruins 2 Winter Hawks 0
At Chilliwack, B.C., Jadon Potter scored twice as the Bruins blanked Portland.
Mark Friesen stopped 28 shots to earn the shutout for Chilliwack (9-11-2-2).
Kurtis Mucha made 17 saves in defeat for the Winter Hawks (7-16-0-0).