It took 14 games, but the Edmonton Oil Kings finally have a win over the Medicine Hat Tigers.
T.J. Foster's goal midway through the third period helped the Oil Kings to a 3-2 Western Hockey League win over Medicine Hat Tuesday, ending their struggles against the Tigers. Foster tapped in Jeff Lee's wraparound attempt past Medicine Hat goalie Ryan Holfeld as the Oil Kings (18-20-2-4) earned their first win in 14 games all-time against the Tigers.
Elsewhere in WHL action it was: Brandon 2 Swift Current 1 and Prince George 3 Moose Jaw 2 (OT).
At Edmonton, the Oil Kings opened the scoring at 9:41 of the first when Clayton Cumiskey finishing off a two-on-one with Shayne Neigum.
Medicine Hat (22-14-3-3) evened the score with 3:02 to go in the period, Mark Isherwood crashing the net and banging one home on the power play past Oil King goalie Torrie Jung.
Jung turned aside Canadian junior gold medallist Tyler Ennis late in the period as the forward skated across the net on a partial breakaway but was denied on a backhand attempt.
McCallum restored Edmonton's lead with 2:36 left in the second, wristing a shot above the left pad of Holfeld.
Just 21 seconds after Foster's goal, Taylor Gal responded with a forehand-backhand deke on Jung to make it 3-2. Jung recorded the save of the night later in the period, stacking the pads and getting his left toe on a Bretton Cameron shot.
Wheat Kings 2 Broncos 1
At Swift Current, Sask., Jay Fehr scored twice to lead Brandon over the host Broncos.
Andrew Hayes turned aside 31 shots to record his 17th win of the season for Brandon (25-13-2-1).
Dillon Wagner responded with a third period power-play goal for the Broncos (24-18-0-1).
Cougars 3 Warriors 2 (OT)
At Prince George, B.C., Moose Jaw centre Joel Broda's league-leading 36th goal of the season tied things up in the third, but Brett Connolly scored in overtime to give the Cougars a victory over the Warriors.
Ian Duval, who had two points, had the other goal for Moose Jaw (14-25-1-1).
Corey Tyrell and Justin Maylan scored in regulation for the Cougars (15-26-0-1).