Prince Albert, SK – The Calgary Hitmen scored four unanswered third period goals to erase a 2-1 deficit and post a 5-2 victory in Prince Albert Tuesday night.
Jimmy Bubnick led the scoring attack for the visitors picking up his first hat-trick of the season.
Calder Brooks, with his first goal in the Western Hockey League, and Cody Sylvester also scored for Calgary who opened a six game East Division road trip.
The Brooks goal triggered the Hitmen comeback. With his team trailing 2-1 and killing a five minute major to Brady Brassart, the 17-year-old rookie struck shorthanded just 18 seconds into the third period.
Collin Bowman and Alex Roach chipped in a pair of assists for Calgary while goaltender Chris Driedger made 28 saves to record the win.
Calgary is now 6-6-0-1 on the season.
They return to action tomorrow night in Saskatoon to face the Blades in their first meeting of the season.
Calgary Hitmen 5 at Prince Albert Raiders 2
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - Art Hauser Centre - Prince Albert, SK
Calgary 1 0 4 - 5
Prince Albert 1 1 0 - 2
1, Calgary, Bubnick 3 (Brassart, Sylvester), 7:51 (PP).
2, Prince Albert, Maylan 9 (Tochkin, Corbin), 15:59.
Penalties-Gayle Cal (interference), 3:55; Ruopp P.a (elbowing), 6:56.
3, Prince Albert, Tochkin 1 (Vanscourt, Maylan), 15:06.
Penalties-Sylvester Cal (high sticking), 9:24; Brooks Cal (hooking), 10:33; Yaworski P.a (holding), 14:15; Gogolev Cal (inter. on goaltender), 14:37; Brassart Cal (major-check/behind, game misconduct), 19:55.
4, Calgary, Brooks 1 (Bowman), 0:18 (SH).
5, Calgary, Bubnick 4 (Roach, Bowman), 7:52.
6, Calgary, Bubnick 5 11:27.
7, Calgary, Sylvester 4 (Macek, Roach), 11:59. Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal
Calgary 7-9-11-27. Prince Albert 6-13-11-30.
Power Play Opportunities
Calgary 1 / 2; Prince Albert 0 / 5.
Calgary, Driedger 5-2-0-1 (30 shots-28 saves). Prince Albert, Williams 3-8-1-1 (24 shots-19 saves); Holowenko 1-5-0-0 (3 shots-3 saves).
Referees-Derek Zalaski (8).
Linesmen-Javan Bexson (130), Greg Chornohus (127).