Mack Shields made 26 saves for his first shutout of the season and third of his career as the Calgary Hitmen blanked the Kamloops Blazers 3-0 Saturday night at Interior Savings Centre.
Jaynen Rissling Kenton Helgesen and Adam Tambellini provided the scoring helping Calgary produce their third straight win on the road to finish their BC road trip at 3-2.
Brady Brassart had a pair of assists to extending his point streak to six games while Colby Harmsworth notched a milestone playing in his 100th career regular season contest.
The Calgary powerplay entered the game having scored six goals in the previous three games and they continued their strong play with the extra attack on this night producing a pair of powerplay goals.
The victory improves the Hitmen record to 35-15-3-3. They remain third in the WHL’s Eastern Conference with 76 points.
Calgary will now open a two game home stand starting Tuesday night against the Prince Albert Raiders before hosting the Saskatoon Blades on Friday. Both are 7:00 p.m. starts at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Calgary Hitmen 3 at Kamloops Blazers 0
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - Interior Savings Centre - Kamloops, BC
Calgary 1 0 2 - 3
Kamloops 0 0 0 - 0
1, Calgary, Rissling 8 (Brassart, Tambellini), 17:30 (PP).
Penalties-Thomas Kam (tripping), 12:32; Grist Kam (roughing), 16:29.
Penalties-Helgesen Cal (tripping), 5:01; Roach Cal (holding), 10:43; Douglas Kam (interference), 17:46.
2, Calgary, Helgesen 7 (Peterson, Harmsworth), 8:46.
3, Calgary, Tambellini 8 (Brassart, Padakin), 12:51 (PP).
Penalties-Grist Kam (delay of game), 2:52; Rehill Kam (kneeing), 5:33; Grist Kam (interference), 11:36; Bolduc Kam (elbowing), 13:53; Harlacher Kam (boarding), 16:41.
Shots on Goal
Calgary 8-11-12-31. Kamloops 8-12-6-26.
Power Play Opportunities
Calgary 2 / 8; Kamloops 0 / 2.
Calgary, Shields 14-2-0-0 (26 shots-26 saves). Kamloops, Pouliot 6-19-0-2 (31 shots-28 saves).
Referees-Fraser Lawrence (10), Chris Schlenker (90).
Linesmen-Jacob Hill (122), Ward Pateman (124).