The 2013-14 season for the Calgary Hitmen is over.
The Hitmen were eliminated from the WHL post season with a 5-3 loss to the Kootenay Ice in Game 6 giving the Ice a 4-2 series victory.
Jaedon Descheneau led the way for the Ice with four points (3g-1a) while Sam Reinhart had three. The duo of Descheneau and Reinhart proved to be unstoppable in the series for Calgary with both players picking up 17 points in only six games.
After a scoreless first period the Ice took control in the second period building a 3-0 lead. Calgary eventually got to within a goal in the final three minutes of the third period but Descheneau completed his hat-trick scoring into an empty net.
Before the game Ice forward Tim Bozon, who is still recovering from a bout with meningitis, dropped the puck in an emotional ceremonial face-off. In a classy move all Hitmen players came off the bench to shake his hand.
Photo Credit: Chris Pullen - Ice
Calgary Hitmen 3 at Kootenay Ice 5
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - Western Financial Place - Cranbrook, BC
Calgary 0 0 3 - 3
Kootenay 0 2 3 - 5
Penalties-Alfaro Ktn (high sticking), 1:20; Vetterl Ktn (tripping), 14:42; served by Welykholowa Cal (too many men), 17:47.
1, Kootenay, Descheneau 5 (Franko, Reinhart), 1:43.
2, Kootenay, Franko 5 (Dirk, Descheneau), 10:00.
Penalties-Zipp Cal (roughing), 3:01; Martin Ktn (roughing), 3:01; Martin Ktn (checking to the head), 5:39; Peterson Cal (interference), 10:14; Vetterl Ktn (delay of game), 17:21.
3, Kootenay, Vetterl 1 (Philp, Valiev), 1:44.
4, Calgary, Brassart 3 (Chase, Roach), 4:28.
5, Kootenay, Descheneau 6 (Dirk, Reinhart), 11:02 (PP).
6, Calgary, Tambellini 5 (Brassart), 16:22.
7, Calgary, Fazleev 3 17:34.
8, Kootenay, Descheneau 7 (Reinhart, Valiev), 19:23 (EN).
Penalties-Roach Cal (slashing), 10:53; Rissling Cal (holding), 12:21; Virtanen Cal (checking to the head), 13:28; Rissling Cal (cross checking, roughing, 10-minute misconduct), 20:00; Vetterl Ktn (roughing), 20:00.
Shots on Goal
Calgary 15-13-11-39. Kootenay 13-12-14-39.
Power Play Opportunities
Calgary 0 / 4; Kootenay 1 / 6.
Calgary, Driedger 2-3-0-0 (38 shots-34 saves). Kootenay, Hoflin 4-1-0-0 (39 shots-36 saves).
Referees-Brett Montsion (54), Pat Smith (12).
Linesmen-Cody Huseby (88), Chris Carlson (92).