Saturday, 26 October 2013

Driedger backstops Hitmen to win in Kelowna

The WHL’s Eastern Conference leading Calgary Hitmen extended their winning streak to four games with a 2-1 victory over the Kelowna Rockets Tuesday night at Prospera Place.

Chris Driedger turned in a brilliant performance in goal making 38 saves, including 34 over the final two periods.

Zane Jones scored the game winning goal for Calgary with 65 seconds remaining to break a 1-1 tie.
Elliott Peterson also scored for the Hitmen, netting a shorthanded marker in the first period.

Kelowna outshot Calgary 39-21 with their lone goal, shorthanded, off the stick of Justin Kirkland in the second period.

The win improves the Hitmen record to 9-3-0-1 including a 6-0-0-1 mark in their last seven games.
Calgary plays game two of their four game British Columbia road trip tomorrow in Vancouver. 

Radio Broadcast on Sportsnet 960 The Fan begins at 8 p.m.

Next Hitmen home game is Sunday, November 3rd against the Edmonton Oil Kings.  Game time is 4:00 p.m. at Scotiabank Saddledome. 

                                                     Photo Credit:  Marissa Baecker

Calgary Hitmen 2 at Kelowna Rockets 1
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - Prospera Place - Kelowna, BC

Calgary 1 0 1 - 2
Kelowna 0 1 0 - 1

1st Period
1, Calgary, Peterson 3 16:10 (SH). Penalties-Chase Cal (holding), 15:06.

2nd Period
2, Kelowna, Kirkland 2 (Olsen, Bowey), 11:27 (SH).
Penalties-Baillie Kel (tripping), 1:40; Severson Kel (hooking), 7:40; Merkley Kel (checking from behind), 11:06; Harmsworth Cal (tripping), 13:55; Brassart Cal (high sticking), 19:07; Bell Kel (boarding), 19:43.

3rd Period
3, Calgary, Jones 4 (Chase, Brassart), 18:55.
Penalties-Brassart Cal (roughing), 20:00; Rissling Cal (roughing), 20:00; Olsen Kel (roughing), 20:00; Stadel Kel (roughing), 20:00.

Shots on Goal
Calgary 7-4-10-21. Kelowna 4-18-17-39.
Power Play Opportunities
Calgary 0 / 4; Kelowna 0 / 3.
Calgary, Driedger 4-3-1-2 (39 shots-38 saves). Kelowna, Whistle 1-2-0-0 (21 shots-19 saves).
Referees-Mike Campbell (89), Brett Iverson (24).
Linesmen-Dustin Minty (86), Ward Pateman (124).

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