Silvertips goalie Kent Simpson, a second round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks, did his best to try and steal a road win for the visitors making 39 saves, but in the end the Calgary Hitmen skated to a 3-1 victory at Scotiabank Saddledome. The Hitmen struck for a goal in each period with their first getting a little help from lady luck. Cody Sylvester's shot sailed over the net, but bounced off the back glass then off Simpson's back and in. Trevor Cheek scored the game winner in the second period shorthanded breaking a 1-1 tie. Jimmy Bubnick then added an insurance goal in the final frame. The Hitmen are now 5-6-0-1 and will open a six game East Division road trip Tuesday night in Prince Albert.
Click here to see game pictures Special thanks to photographer Linda Coward.
Everett Silvertips 1 at Calgary Hitmen 3
Saturday, October 29, 2011 - Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB
Everett 1 0 0 - 1
Calgary 1 1 1 - 3
1, Calgary, Sylvester 3 (Humphries, Kosterman), 3:48.
2, Everett, Erricson 2 (Yadlowski, Boyd), 7:15.
Penalties-Grayson Evt (tripping), 9:54; Morden Evt (hooking), 17:18.
3, Calgary, Cheek 4 (Humphries, Brooks), 19:33 (SH).
Penalties-Walters Evt (roughing), 1:28; Grayson Evt (cross checking), 3:29; Mychan Evt (major-fighting), 8:32; Humphries Cal (major-fighting), 8:32; Morden Evt (hooking), 8:52; Sylvester Cal (inter. on goaltender), 17:41.
4, Calgary, Bubnick 2 (Rissling, Kornelsen), 10:19.
Penalties-Winquist Evt (hooking), 1:41; Yadlowski Evt (holding), 6:14; Bowman Cal (interference), 6:27; Cheek Cal (hooking), 14:09.
Shots on Goal
Everett 4-5-7-16. Calgary 17-13-12-42.
Power Play Opportunities
Everett 0 / 3; Calgary 0 / 7.
Everett, Simpson 4-8-0-1 (42 shots-39 saves). Calgary, Driedger 4-2-0-1 (16 shots-15 saves).
Referees-Steve Papp (17), Colin Watt (72).
Linesmen-Chris Carlson (92), Michael Roberts (87).