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
October 22, 2013 - Prospera Place - Kelowna, BC
Calgary 1 0 1 -
Kelowna 0 1 0 - 1
1, Calgary, Peterson 3 16:10 (SH).
Penalties-Chase Cal (holding), 15:06.
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),
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.
Calgary 7-4-10-21. Kelowna 4-18-17-39.
Power Play Opportunities
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).
Campbell (89), Brett Iverson (24).
Linesmen-Dustin Minty (86), Ward Pateman