Calgary, AB – Rookie Alex Gogolev posted four points (2g 2a) in a first star performance as the Calgary Hitmen defeated the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-2 Sunday evening at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Calgary jumped to an early lead with goals from Trevor Cheek, Victor Rask, who posted his sixth powerplay marker of the season, and Jimmy Bubnick before the Hurricanes rallied back with two quick goals from Graham Hood and Nick Buonassisi late in the opening frame.
The Hitmen then scored three unanswered goals, one from Danny Gayle and two off the stick of Gogolev, in the second and third periods to secure the win.
Special teams played a large role in the victory as the Hitmen went 3-5 on the powerplay while killing all three Hurricanes chances.
Brandon Glover made 29 saves in the Calgary goal picking up his third win of the season as Lethbridge outshot the Hitmen 31-29.
Calgary, 9-9-1-1 on the season, continues a four-game home stand Saturday night when they host the Prince Albert Raiders for Cardel’s Rockin’ Rally game. Minor hockey teams are invited to wear team jerseys, bring signs and make lots of noise for a chance to win great prizes including $500 fundraising donations for your team, a visit from two Calgary Hitmen to one of your team’s practices and two opportunities to attend Cardel’s Hang with the Hitmen. In addition, minor hockey teams attending Saturday’s game will receive a reduced ticket rate. Puck drop is 7:00 p.m. at Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Hitmen will also host the Saskatoon Blades Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Fans are invited to a Sunday brunch before the game in the Avison Young Club Dining Room from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. For reservations, please call 403-571-9733. The reservation line is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For information on ticket packages including Flex Packs, Group Tickets or Season Tickets, call Customer Service at 403-777-4646. Visit www.hitmenhockey.com for Cardel’s Rockin’ Rally game day information and Sunday brunch details.