Macoy Erkamps had a goal and three assists to lead the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 6-4 win over the Calgary Hitmen Friday night at the Enmax Centre.
The loss for Calgary was their second in as many games and third in their last four outings.
Photo Credit: CanesCast
The Hurricanes, who trailed 2-0 after the first period, scored five unanswered goals building a 5-2 third period lead.
Cody Sylvester led the Hitmen in the loss with three points, scoring twice and setting up another. Sylvester now has a career high and team leading 25 goals this season. Victor Rask and Greg Chase also scored for the Hitmen whose late third period push got them to within a goal trailing 5-4 with 3:50 remaining.
Their best chance to tie it came when Chase hit a post before Michael Sofillias sealed the victory with an empty net goal for Lethbridge.
The Hitmen outshot the Hurricanes 37-34. Lethbridge was 2-6 on the powerplay while Calgary went 2-7.
The Hitmen, now 31-13-1-3, return home to host the Brandon Wheat Kings on Sunday. Game time is 4:00 p.m. at Scotiabank Saddledome for Cardel Homes Minor Hockey Day.
The Calgary Hitmen and Cardel Homes have teamed up with Hockey Calgary to celebrate minor hockey. Teams attending Sunday’s game have an opportunity to win great prizes including fundraising dollars and a chance to meet the Hitmen at a future Cardel Hang with the Hitmen event.
Calgary Hitmen 4 at Lethbridge Hurricanes 6
Friday, January 25, 2013 - Enmax Centre - Lethbridge, AB
Calgary 2 0 2 - 4
Lethbridge 0 3 3 - 6
1, Calgary, Rask 5 (Sylvester, Rissling), 3:12 (PP).
2, Calgary, Sylvester 24 (Jones, Kosterman), 17:34.
Penalties-Derko Let (high sticking), 2:54; Henry Let (roughing), 2:54; Macek Cal (tripping), 6:41; Hurley Cal (inter. on goaltender), 15:16; Derko Let (interference), 17:43; Virtanen Cal (roughing), 19:44; Pilon Let (roughing), 19:44.
3, Lethbridge, Erkamps 4 5:06.
4, Lethbridge, Watson 12 14:45.
5, Lethbridge, Blomqvist 5 (Erkamps, Pilon), 19:31 (PP).
Penalties-Zgraggen Cal (roughing), 9:17; Derko Let (roughing), 9:17; Helgesen Cal (holding), 12:14; Hood Let (cross checking), 15:52; Mayor Cal (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 17:54.
6, Lethbridge, Yakubowski 27 (Pilon, Erkamps), 3:34 (PP).
7, Lethbridge, Derko 4 (Erkamps, Maxwell), 12:33.
8, Calgary, Sylvester 25 (Macek, Virtanen), 14:16 (PP).
9, Calgary, Chase 14 (Clayton, Rissling), 16:10.
10, Lethbridge, Sofillas 3 19:26 (EN).
Penalties-Rissling Cal (interference), 2:22; Padakin Cal (roughing), 2:24; Derko Let (high sticking), 10:12; Mckechnie Let (delay of game), 13:04; Chase Cal (10-minute misconduct), 19:44; Virtanen Cal (major-fighting), 19:44; Harper Let (10-minute misconduct), 19:44; Ramsay Let (major-fighting), 19:44; Simpson Let (interference), 19:44.
Shots on Goal-Calgary 17-8-12-37. Lethbridge 9-15-10-34.
Power Play Opportunities-Calgary 2 / 7; Lethbridge 2 / 6.
Goalies-Calgary, Driedger 25-10-1-2 (33 shots-28 saves). Lethbridge, Rimmer 20-19-1-7 (37 shots-33 saves).
Referees-Jonathan Spurgeon (7), Kevin Webinger (6).
Linesmen-Matthew Barker (118), Aidan Henderson (78).