Thursday, 10 October 2013

Hitmen end road trip with a win in Swift Current

The Calgary Hitmen scored three unanswered goals in a 5-4 win over the Swift Current Broncos Wednesday night at Credit Union iPlex.

The line of Radel Fazleev, Brady Brassart and Greg Chase combined for seven points in the victory.

Fazleev scored his first two goals in the Western Hockey League while Chase had a goal and two assists with Brassart picking up a pair of helpers.

Chase’s goal was the game winner, breaking a 4-4 third period tie, just 30 seconds into the final frame on a Hitmen powerplay.

Calder Brooks and Zane Jones also scored for Calgary who outshot the Broncos 34-24.

Calgary Flames prospect Coda Gordon (2g1a) had three points in the loss for Swift Current while Colby Cave and Tanner LeSann added singles.

With the win Calgary improves to 4-3 while the Broncos drop to 5-2-0-1

The Hitmen will now open a three game home stand on Saturday night against Calgary product and Winnipeg Jets first round pick Josh Morrissey and the Prince Albert Raiders.  Game time is 7:00 p.m. at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Calgary Hitmen 5 at Swift Current Broncos 4
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - Credit Union i-plex - Swift Current, SK

Calgary 2 2 1 - 5
Swift Current 3 1 0 - 4

1st Period
1, Calgary, Fazleev 1 (Chase), 0:13.
2, Swift Current, Cave 5 (Sanvido, Gordon), 3:56.
3, Swift Current, Gordon 5 (Sanvido), 8:21.
4, Swift Current, Gordon 6 (Heatherington, Honka), 15:51.
5, Calgary, Jones 2 (Brooks, Thomas), 19:30.
Penalties-Virtanen Cal (roughing), 15:05; Johnson S.c (roughing), 15:05; Zinkan S.c (ob-tripping), 17:50; Helgesen Cal (hooking), 18:16.

2nd Period
6, Swift Current, LeSann 2 (Black), 9:39.
7, Calgary, Brooks 1 (Clayton, Zgraggen), 10:07.
8, Calgary, Fazleev 2 (Chase, Brassart), 18:12.
Penalties-Martin S.c (high sticking), 0:53; Thrower Cal (major-fighting), 15:33; Lernout S.c (major-fighting), 15:33; Honka S.c (roughing), 19:45.

3rd Period
9, Calgary, Chase 8 (Brassart, Thomas), 0:30 (PP).
Penalties-Peterson Cal (delay of game), 18:02.

Shots on Goal
Calgary 12-11-11-34. Swift Current 13-5-6-24.
Power Play Opportunities
Calgary 1 / 5; Swift Current 0 / 4.
Calgary, Shields 2-0-0-0 (24 shots-20 saves). Swift Current, Laurikainen 2-2-0-1 (34 shots-29 saves).
Referees-Adam Byblow (23), Chris Crich (20).
Linesmen-Devin Pinkney (133), Ian Schafer (56).

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