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CHL playoffs: Armada, Tigers force Game 7s

The Medicine Hat Tigers forced a Game 7 of their second-round WHL series by defeating the host Kootenay Ice 2-1 on Monday, while in the QMJHL, the Blainville-Boisbraind Armada forced a Game 7 by defeating Rimouski 4-1.

Curtis Valk's goal at 19:24 of the third period stood up as the winner as the Medicine Hat Tigers forced a Game 7 by defeating the host Kootenay Ice 2-1 on Monday in Western Hockey League playoff action.

Miles Koules opened the scoring for the Tigers at 8:10 of the first period.

Jon Martin scored at 15:46 of the third for the Ice, who led the series 3-1 before dropping back-to-back outings.

Medicine Hat's Marek Langhamer made 26 saves for the win as Kootenay's Mackenzie Skapski turned aside 28-of-30 shots in defeat.

The Tigers will host Game 7 on Wednesday. The winner will face the Edmonton Oil Kings in Round 3.

Armada 4, Oceanic 1

Samuel Hodhod scored three times as the Blainville-Boisbraind Armada forced a Game 7 by defeating the host Rimouski Oceanic 4-1 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff action.

Samuel Tremblay also scored for the Armada while goaltender Etienne Marcoux made 25 saves for the win.

Peter Trainor scored the lone goal for the Oceanic, who won the first two games of the second-round series before dropping the next three of four.

Rimouski's Philippe Desrosiers stopped 29-of-33 shots in defeat.

The Oceanic will host Game 7 on Tuesday. The winner will face the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the third round.

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