Prince Albert, SK – The Calgary Hitmen completed a four game sweep of their East Division road trip with an 8-2 win over the Prince Albert Raiders Saturday night at the Art Hauser Centre.
Brady Brassart (2g 1a) and Spencer Humphries (1g 2a) both had three points each to lead the scoring attack.
Brooks Macek, Trevor Cheek, Danny Gayle, Jaynen Rissling and Kenton Helgesen also scored for Calgary.
Gayle’s goal extended his career high point scoring streak to eight games, while Helgesen’s marker was his first goal in the Western Hockey League.
Chris Driedger made 25 saves in the Hitmen net including 14 in the first period when Prince Albert outshot Calgary 15-5 but headed to the dressing room after twenty minutes in a 1-1 tie.
The Hitmen blew the game open in the second period scoring three goals in a span of 3:01 to take a 4-1 lead.
Calgary, 14-10-1-1 on the season, will enjoy a full four day break before travelling to Edmonton on Thursday for their first meeting with the Oil Kings.
The Hitmen then return to Scotiabank Saddledome for a pair of games hosting Spokane on Friday, December 2nd in the Canada Safeway Ltd. Movember game and Medicine Hat on Sunday, December 4th in the Petro-Canada Teddy Bear Toss. Friday is 7:00 pm start with a 4:00 pm puck drop on Sunday.
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Calgary Hitmen 8 at Prince Albert Raiders 2
Saturday, November 26, 2011 - Art Hauser Centre - Prince Albert, SK
Calgary 1 3 4 - 8
Prince Albert 1 0 1 - 2
1, Calgary, Humphries 4 (Gogolev, Bubnick), 7:08.
2, Prince Albert, Tochkin 5 (Lange, McNeill), 16:38.
Penalties-Humphries Cal (interference), 11:50; Helgesen Cal (tripping), 15:59; Roach Cal (holding), 18:46.
3, Calgary, Brassart 7 (Rask, Kosterman), 6:08.
4, Calgary, Macek 6 8:11.
5, Calgary, Cheek 8 (Humphries, Rissling), 9:09 (PP).
Penalties-Bubnick Cal (roughing), 8:42; Fiddler P.a (slashing), 8:42; Yaworski P.a (roughing), 8:42; Brooks Cal (slashing), 11:17; Helgesen Cal (major-fighting), 11:17; Hlinka P.a (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 11:17; Lange P.a (major-fighting), 11:17.
6, Calgary, Gayle 7 (Brassart, Sutherland), 4:51.
7, Calgary, Brassart 8 (Rask, Humphries), 5:40 (PP).
8, Prince Albert, Vanscourt 7 (Knutsen, Morrissey), 13:05 (PP).
9, Calgary, Rissling 2 (Chase) 17:36.
10, Calgary, Helgesen 1 (Bowman, Brooks), 18:39 (PP).
Penalties-Winther P.a (cross checking), 4:54; Roach Cal (major-fighting, game misconduct), 6:45; Trzonkowski Cal (major-fighting), 6:45; Maylan P.a (slashing, major-fighting, game misconduct), 6:45; Yaworski P.a (major-fighting), 6:45; Brassart Cal (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 8:25; Morrissey P.a (cross checking), 8:25; served by Macek Cal (too many men), 9:33; Rissling Cal (slashing), 12:56; Yaworski P.a (holding), 13:27; Roach Cal (10-minute misconduct), 17:59; Bourhis P.a (10-minute misconduct), 17:59; Hart P.a (cross checking), 18:22.
Shots on Goal-Calgary 5-8-20-33. Prince Albert 15-7-5-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Calgary 3 / 5; Prince Albert 1 / 5.
Goalies-Calgary, Driedger 7-5-1-1 (27 shots-25 saves). Prince Albert, Williams 5-13-1-1 (23 shots-18 saves); Holowenko 1-7-0-0 (10 shots-7 saves).
Referees-Brett Iverson (24), Curtis Howe (27).
Linesmen-Jason Roy (94), Bob Schrader (126).