Pavel Padakin scored the shootout winner as the Calgary Hitmen beat the Prince George Cougars 4-3 Saturday night at CN Centre.
Mack Shields made a career high 45 saves through overtime then stopped all three Cougar shots in the shootout to pick up his sixth win of the season in goal.
Greg Chase had a first period hat trick, his first three goal game in the Western Hockey League as the Hitmen built a 3-1 first period lead.
Brady Brassart chipped in a pair of assists for Calgary who picked up six of a possible eight points on their BC Division road trip.
Prince George outshot Calgary 48-36 getting goals from Zack Pochiro, David Soltes and Chase Witala.
The Hitmen have now earned a point in 10 straight games going 7-0-1-2 in that span.
Overall Calgary leads the Western Hockey League Eastern Conference with 22 points holding a record of 10-3-1-2.
The Hitmen now return home and will enjoy a full seven day break before hosting the Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday, November 3rd at Scotiabank Saddledome. Game time is 4:00 p.m.
Single game day tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations and the Scotiabank Saddledome box office. Order online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. For more information on tickets, including Name Your Game flex packages and season tickets, call Customer Service at 403-777-4646 or visit www.hitmenhockey.com.
Calgary Hitmen 4 (SO) at Prince George Cougars 3
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - CN Centre - Prince George, BC
3 0 0 0 - 4
Prince George 1 2 0 0 - 3
1, Calgary, Chase 11
(Jones, Brassart), 1:11.
2, Calgary, Chase 12 (Zgraggen, Brassart), 3:44.
Prince George, Pochiro 6 (Harkins, Forsberg), 4:00.
4, Calgary, Chase 13
(Rissling, Thomas), 18:40 (PP).
Penalties-Lang Cal (roughing), 5:18; Gonek P.g
(elbowing), 5:18; Bobos P.g (tripping), 18:26.
George, Soltes 2 (Witala, Bourke), 2:06.
6, Prince George, Witala 9 (Soltes,
Penalties-Mahon Cal (major-fighting), 3:24; Rissling Cal
(elbowing), 3:24; Gonek P.g (major-fighting), 3:24; Witala P.g (hooking), 3:36;
Chase Cal (inter. on goaltender), 8:21; Bobos P.g (roughing), 8:21; Jones Cal
(charging), 12:48; served by Harkins P.g (too many men), 13:38.
Penalties-Forsberg P.g (tripping), 7:24; Jones Cal
Calgary 1 (Fazleev NG, Chase NG, Padakin G), Prince
George 0 (Soltes NG, Pochiro NG, Tkatch NG).
Shots on Goal
15-13-2-6-1-37. Prince George 15-21-12-0-0-48.
Calgary 1 / 4; Prince George 0 / 3.
6-0-0-0 (48 shots-45 saves). Prince George, Edmonds 7-3-0-2 (36 shots-33
Referees-Kevin Bennett (29), Chris Crich
Linesmen-Ryan Dawson (134), Richie Rogers (101).