Calgary, AB – The Calgary Hitmen erased a 2-1 third period deficit to beat the Kootenay Ice 4-2 Sunday afternoon in the Adrenalin Source for Sports Home Opener.
Victor Rask and Danny Gayle led the Hitmen scoring attack with a goal and an assist each.
However it was Brooks Macek who scored the game winning goal, breaking a 2-2 tie with less than seven minutes remaining.
Kenton Miller had the other Hitmen goal, scoring into an empty net with ten seconds left. Brady Brassart chipped in a pair of assists.
Calgary outshot the Ice 26-18 including 8-1 in the third period. Brandon Glover made 16 saves to record the victory.
The win improves the Hitmen record to 1-2.
They’ll now enjoy a full four day break before hosting the Red Deer Rebels Friday night at Scotiabank Saddledome. Game time is 7:00 p.m.
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My Post Game Thoughts
-Very impressed with Danny Gayle. I thought his energy in the second period gave the club a big boost. His goal was icing on the cake.
-Cody Sylvester was excellent while playing defence today. It's such a huge boost to any team when you have a forward that can slide back and play D when called upon. He ate huge minutes today and looked great in doing it.
-The Hitmen managed the ice surface in the third period as well as they have all season. Real smart decision making.
-Props to Jimmy Bubnick who was a physical beast for the club. He put Flames pick Joey Leach on his butt twice in one shift and was tough to handle all game.