The Calgary Hitmen wrapped up a three game home stand Sunday evening with a 4-0 loss to the Kootenay Ice.
Nathan Lieuwen made 26 saves to record his third shutout of the season. The 20-year-old Buffalo Sabres prospect now has nine career shutouts and has stopped a combined 127 of 134 shots in the season series against the Hitmen for an astonishing .948 save percentage.
Jagger Dirk opened the scoring for the visiting Ice with a first period powerplay goal.
Jaeden Descheneau extended the lead to 2-0 early in the second period on another powerplay goal before Max Reinhart scored on a wrap around late in the frame to make it 3-0 Ice.
The third period saw the ejection of Hitmen Head Coach Mike Williamson for tossing a pair of water bottles onto the ice with the lone goal of the frame coming off the stick of Kootenay defenceman Joey Leach into an empty net.
Photo Credit: Brad Watson
Kootenay Ice 4 at Calgary Hitmen 0
Sunday, February 12, 2012 - Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB
Kootenay 1 2 1 - 4
Calgary 0 0 0 - 0
1, Kootenay, Dirk 6 (Ismond, Reinhart), 11:14 (PP).
Penalties-Bowman Cal (tripping), 10:18; Humphries Cal (slashing), 16:31; Antilla Ktn (cross checking), 19:35.
2, Kootenay, Descheneau 3 (Czerwonka, Leach), 4:59 (PP).
3, Kootenay, Reinhart 21 (Montgomery, Czerwonka), 17:55.
Penalties-Glover Cal (delay of game), 3:28; Descheneau Ktn (roughing), 7:06; Kornelsen Cal (slashing), 7:06; Leach Ktn (roughing), 9:30; Benoit Ktn (major-fighting), 12:44; Trzonkowski Cal (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 12:44; Reinhart Ktn (10-minute misconduct), 18:54; Wand Ktn (major-fighting), 18:54; Gayle Cal (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 18:54; Czerwonka Ktn (roughing), 19:55; Montgomery Ktn (10-minute misconduct), 19:55; Chase Cal (10-minute misconduct), 19:55; Cheek Cal (10-minute misconduct), 19:55; Sutherland Cal (roughing), 19:55.
4, Kootenay, Leach 9 19:25 (EN).
Penalties-Descheneau Ktn (tripping), 1:02; served by Macek Cal (unsportsmanlike cnd., game - coach), 4:34; Neibrandt Ktn (major-fighting), 10:38; Cheek Cal (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 10:38.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 9-9-7-25. Calgary 7-11-8-26.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 2 / 7; Calgary 0 / 3.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 24-12-4-2 (26 shots-26 saves). Calgary, Glover 16-12-0-0 (16 shots-13
saves); Driedger 16-9-2-1 (8 shots-8 saves).
Referees-Steve Papp (17), Colin Watt (72).
Linesmen-Michael Roberts (87), Scott Sharun (103).