Lethbridge, AB - The Calgary Hitmen pumped 44 shots on goal en-route to a 5-3 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Wednesday night at Enmax Centre.
The Hitmen spread around the offense
getting goals from five different players; Pavel Padakin, Greg Chase, Jaynen
Rissling, Ben Thomas and Zane Jones.
Thomas netted the game winner, breaking a
3-3 third period tie with just under 11 minutes remaining.
Kenton Helgesen had a pair of assists for
Calgary while Terrell Draude also had an assist for his first point in the
Western Hockey League in his first WHL game.
Chris Driedger made 25 saves to pick up the
win in goal helping Calgary improve to 2-1 on the young season.
The Hitmen return to Scotiabank Saddledome
Friday night to host the Kootenay Ice in the start of a home-and-home series.
Game time is 7:00 p.m.
On Friday the Hitmen are recognizing the
ongoing flood relief efforts of the Calgary community and Southern Alberta by
encouraging fans to wear rubber boots to the game to receive a $12 ticket (plus
applicable fees). Discounted tickets are only available in person at the
Scotiabank Saddledome box office on game day. In addition, 50/50 funds from
Friday's Flood Support Game will be directed to the Calgary Foundation in
support of flood rebuilding projects.
Photo Credit: Mark Huxley
Calgary Hitmen 5 at Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - Enmax Centre - Lethbridge,
Calgary 0 3 2 - 5
Lethbridge 1 1 1 - 3
Lethbridge, Watson 3 (Laurencelle, Wong), 2:18.
Penalties-Rissling Cal (delay of
game), 0:14; Rissling Cal (major-fighting), 12:39; Derko Let (major-fighting),
12:39; Virtanen Cal (tripping), 14:07; Brassart Cal (holding), 16:10; served by
Virtanen Cal (unsportsmanlike cnd., unsportsmanlike cnd.), 20:00.
2, Calgary, Padakin 2 (Lang, Draude), 8:20.
3, Lethbridge, Ramsay 2
(Maxwell, Pilon), 11:32 (PP).
4, Calgary, Chase 5 (Helgesen, Brassart), 13:26.
5, Calgary, Rissling 1 (Helgesen, Virtanen), 17:45.
(checking from behind), 10:37; Yakubowski Let (slashing), 14:05; Fazleev Cal
(roughing), 16:11; Watson Let (roughing), 16:11.
Lethbridge, Watson 4 (Mckechnie, Pilon), 5:25.
7, Calgary, Thomas 2 8:32.
Calgary, Jones 1 (Zgraggen, Rissling), 17:58.
Penalties-Wong Let (high
sticking), 8:41; Chase Cal (roughing), 19:28; Helgesen Cal (major-fighting),
19:28; Rissling Cal (roughing), 19:28; Pilon Let (roughing), 19:28; Ramsay Let
(major-fighting), 19:28; Yakubowski Let (checking from behind),
Shots on Goal
Calgary 8-21-15-44. Lethbridge 15-6-7-28.
Calgary 0 / 2; Lethbridge 1 / 4.
2-1-0-0 (28 shots-25 saves). Lethbridge, Boes 1-1-0-1 (44 shots-39
Referees-Matt Cassidy (93), Derek Zalaski
Linesmen-Matthew Barker (13), Aidan Henderson (78).