Thursday, November 1, 2012

 Medicine Hat 5 - Regina Pats 4

Hunter Shinkaruk scored twice and set up two more Saturday as the Medicine Hat Tigers downed the visiting Regina Pats 5-4 in the Western Hockey League.   The 18-year-old winger has three goals and nine points in his last two outings and 23 total points in 14 games, good for a tie for fifth in WHL scoring. Dylan Busenius had a goal and two assists for the Tigers (7-8-1), who picked up their third straight victory, while Curtis Valk and Elgin Pierce chipped in with two assists apiece.

Trevor Cox and Dylan Bredo each scored once to round out Medicine Hat's offence.   Morgan Klimchuk led the Pats (6-9-1) offensively with two goals and an assist as Colton Jobke and Dyson Stevenson each had a goal and an assist.

Cam Lanigan made 21 saves for the win, while Matt Hewitt stopped 29 shots in a losing effort.

Medicine Hat went 2-for-5 on the power play. Regina went 2-for-3.

The Pats host Saskatoon Tuesday evening at 7 pm on 620 CKRM.

Video of the game:    http://www.whl.ca/video/index/id/1351447506