Colby Cave snapped a 3-3 third period tie scoring the game winning goal with 10:13 remaining as the Swift Current Broncos beat the Calgary Hitmen 4-3 Saturday night at Credit Union iplex.
Zane Jones, Jake Virtanen and Chase Lang all scored for the Hitmen who showed signs of fatigue playing their fourth game in five nights and fifth contest in seven days.
Brendan Hurley had a pair of assists for Calgary who saw their season high six game winning streak come to an end.
Adam Lowry had a goal and an assist for Swift Current to extend his WHL best point scoring streak to 20 games. Meanwhile Cody Sylvester was held off the sheet for Calgary which ended his career high point scoring streak at eight games.
The Broncos outshot the Hitmen 35-20 going 1-4 on the powerplay while killing all three Calgary chances.
The Eastern Conference leading Hitmen are now 30-11-1-3 and return to action on Friday night to host the Prince George Cougars. Game time is 7:00 p.m. Scotiabank Saddledome.
Calgary Hitmen 3 at Swift Current Broncos 4
Saturday, January 12, 2013 - Credit Union i-plex - Swift Current, SK
Calgary 1 2 0 - 3
Swift Current 2 1 1 - 4
1, Swift Current, Lowry 29 (Mackay), 3:21.
2, Swift Current, Black 18 (Lund, Nedomlel), 8:43.
3, Calgary, Jones 16 (Hurley, Kosterman), 19:51.
Penalties-Reum S.c (delay of game), 12:21; Brassart Cal (checking from behind), 12:56; Virtanen Cal (interference), 13:31.
4, Calgary, Virtanen 9 (Lang, Hurley), 9:22.
5, Calgary, Lang 3 (Virtanen, Jones), 11:42.
6, Swift Current, Nedomlel 2 (Gordon, Scarlett), 13:38 (PP).
Penalties-Rissling Cal (major-fighting), 3:08; Nedomlel S.c (major-fighting), 3:08; Roach Cal (cross checking), 12:46; Mayor Cal (tripping), 15:16.
7, Swift Current, Cave 12 (Gordon, Lowry), 9:47.
Penalties-Scarlett S.c (tripping), 3:18; LeSann S.c (inter. on goaltender), 15:07.
Shots on Goal-Calgary 5-8-7-20. Swift Current 10-14-11-35.
Power Play Opportunities-Calgary 0 / 3; Swift Current 1 / 4.
Goalies-Calgary, Driedger 24-8-1-2 (35 shots-31 saves). Swift Current, Laurikainen 16-15-2-2 (8 shots-5 saves); Bow 5-3-1-0 (12 shots-12 saves).
Referees-Kevin Shmyr (22), Reagan Vetter (39).
Linesmen-Adam Bloski (43), Ian Schafer (56).