The Calgary Hitmen extended their season high winning streak to five games with a 6-3 home ice victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Sunday afternoon at Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Hitmen scored six unanswered goals erasing a 3-0 second period deficit.
Brady Brassart and Brooks Macek led the Calgary scoring attack with three points each. Brassart had two goals and an assist while Macek had a goal and two assists.
Victor Rask, in his first game back since winning a Gold Medal for Team Sweden at the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship, Chase Clayton and Jimmy Bubnick also scored for the Hitmen who trailed 3-2 after forty minutes.
Brock Sutherland chipped in a pair of assists for Calgary who tied a season high with 47 shots on goal, including 19 in the third period.
Brandon Glover made 21 saves in the Hitmen net to pick up his 11th win of the season.
Calgary, now 22-16-2-1 on the season, pulls into a tie with the Saskatoon Blades for sixth in the WHL Eastern Conference with 47 points.
The Hitmen will wrap up this three game home stand next weekend hosting Canadian World Junior Quinton Howden and the Moose Jaw Warriors on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. before welcoming Calgary Flames prospect Laurent Brossoit and the Edmonton Oil Kings Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
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Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 at Calgary Hitmen 6
Sunday, January 8, 2012 - Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB
Lethbridge 1 2 0 - 3
Calgary 0 2 4 - 6
1, Lethbridge, Tot 6 (Sutter, Hood), 17:15.
Penalties-Brassart Cal (interference), 3:52; Oslanski Let (tripping), 7:45; Rissling Cal (slashing), 11:32; Braes Let (slashing), 18:22.
2, Lethbridge, Braes 24 (Ramsay, Buonassisi), 4:21.
3, Lethbridge, Buonassisi 11 (Braes, Johnston), 7:31 (PP).
4, Calgary, Brassart 13 (Rissling, Macek), 17:10 (PP).
5, Calgary, Rask 17 (Macek), 19:43.
Penalties-Helgesen Cal (holding), 2:18; Gogolev Cal (tripping), 5:52; Maxwell Let (roughing), 8:09; Sylvester Cal (roughing), 8:09; Sutter Let (inter. on goaltender), 9:10; Yakubowski Let (checking from behind), 15:47; Hood Let (roughing), 18:55; Brassart Cal (roughing), 18:55; Blomqvist Let (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 19:39; Bubnick Cal (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 19:39.
6, Calgary, Clayton 7 (Gogolev, Brassart), 7:24.
7, Calgary, Brassart 14 (Chase, Sutherland), 11:59.
8, Calgary, Macek 11 13:50.
9, Calgary, Bubnick 17 (Sutherland) 18:58 (SH).
Penalties-Hood Let (charging), 1:26; Erkamps Let (cross checking), 5:14; Blomqvist Let (interference), 9:57; Galbraith Let (boarding), 14:28; Mckechnie Let (roughing), 14:28; Kornelsen Cal (roughing), 14:28; Blomqvist Let (checking from behind), 16:09; Clayton Cal (slashing), 17:54; Watson Let (roughing), 19:42; Helgesen Cal (roughing), 19:42.
Shots on Goal-Lethbridge 8-12-4-24. Calgary 14-12-21-47.
Power Play Opportunities-Lethbridge 0 / 4; Calgary 1 / 9.
Goalies-Lethbridge, Ketlo 12-14-0-0 (47 shots-41 saves). Calgary, Glover 11-8-0-0 (24 shots-21 saves).
Referees-Colin Stefanyk (14), Matt Thurston (64).
Linesmen-Steve Cochrane (125), Scott Sharun (103).