Jevne notches overtime winner as Tigers edge Warriors 6-5

By Mitch Bach
December 5, 2018 - 8:47pm

MOOSE JAW, SK — Ryan Jevne scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, as the Medicine Hat Tigers returned to the win column with a 6-5 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Wednesday night.

The Tabbies, playing their third game in four nights, finish off their road trip with a 2-1 record. They’re now 14-14-1-2 this season, while the Warriors fall to 15-6-4-1.

Jevne, playing his final season in the WHL, added a helper to earn three points in the victory. His overtime marker is his 12th of the season and first game-winner. It comes exactly one week after scoring his first career hat-trick against the Red Deer Rebels.

Defenceman Joel Craven, playing his third game back since returning from a lengthy absence with concussion-like symptoms, notched his first of the season. Rookie blue-liner Daniel Baker picked up his first career goal and added a couple helpers for a career-high three points and the night’s second star.

Tyler Preziuso and captain James Hamblin also lit the lamp for the Tigers, while alternate captain Ryan Chyzowski picked up a trio of assists and defenceman Linus Nassen left with a pair of helpers.

Warriors alternate captain Jett Woo led both teams with four points (one goal, three assists) to earn first star honours. Moose Jaw also got goals from captain Josh Brook, Luke Ormsby, and Tristin Langan.

Both team’s power play units clicked, with the Tigers going two-for-three on the man-advantage and the Warriors scoring three goals on four opportunities.

Jordan Hollett made 40 saves for his second victory in a row. Adam Evanoff also turned aside 40 shots in the loss.

Medicine Hat, occupying the second and final wild-card berth in the Eastern Conference, now turns its attention to home-ice on Saturday, hosting the Regina Pats at the Canalta Centre (7:30 p.m.).

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