Calgary, AB - The Moose Jaw Warriors scored four unanswered goals, including one into an empty net, to edge the Calgary Hitmen 4-2 Friday night at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Jimmy Bubnick, with his team-leading 26th goal opened the scoring for Calgary on a first period break-away. Brady Brassart then extended the Hitmen lead to 2-0 with his 18th goal just 14 seconds into the second period.
From that point on it was all Moose Jaw with the turning point coming just past the midway mark of the second period when the Warriors scored twice on a 5-on-3 powerplay to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead.
Former Hitmen Kenton Miller led the Warriors scoring attack with a goal and two assists.
Calgary, now 32-21-2-1, drop to fifth in the WHL's Eastern Conference with 67 points.
They return to action Sunday to host the sixth place Kootenay Ice. Game time is 4:00 p.m. for the Fairmont Palliser Valentine’s Day game.
Photo Credit: Brad Watson
Moose Jaw Warriors 4 at Calgary Hitmen 2
Friday, February 10, 2012 - Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB
Moose Jaw 0 3 1 - 4
Calgary 1 1 0 - 2
1, Calgary, Bubnick 26 (Bowman, Cheek), 4:44.
Penalties-Rask Cal (interference), 1:27; Chase Cal (hooking), 7:49; Fioretti M.j (roughing), 11:42; Bowman Cal (roughing), 11:42; Miller M.j (interference), 16:16; Braes M.j (roughing), 16:42; Cheek Cal (roughing), 16:42; Henry M.j (major-fighting), 20:00; Cheek Cal (major-fighting), 20:00.
2, Calgary, Brassart 18 (Bubnick, Sutherland), 0:16.
3, Moose Jaw, Arnold 10 (White, Ehrhardt), 6:17.
4, Moose Jaw, Braes 31 (Kirsch, Miller), 13:37 (PP).
5, Moose Jaw, Henry 11 (Miller, Kirsch), 14:20 (PP).
Penalties-Roach Cal (hooking), 3:29; Eberle M.j (roughing), 7:59; Humphries Cal (high sticking), 7:59; McIlrath M.j (10-minute misconduct), 9:12; Brassart Cal (10-minute misconduct), 9:12; Gogolev Cal (hooking), 13:25; Humphries Cal (roughing), 13:25; Ehrhardt M.j (elbowing), 17:37.
6, Moose Jaw, Miller 22 (Siemens), 19:36 (EN).
Penalties-Sutherland Cal (charging), 4:13; Humphries Cal (tripping), 14:49.
Shots on Goal-Moose Jaw 6-9-10-25. Calgary 11-8-4-23.
Power Play Opportunities-Moose Jaw 2 / 7; Calgary 0 / 2.
Goalies-Moose Jaw, Siemens 27-10-3-2 (23 shots-21 saves). Calgary, Driedger 16-9-2-1 (24 shots-21 saves).
Referees-Cole Hamm (51), Matt Thurston (64).
Linesmen-Justin Hull (49), Ian Shaver (74).