Joanna French

Calgary, AB – Jimmy Bubnick scored two goals in a first star performance as the Calgary Hitmen edged the Eastern Conference leading Edmonton Oil Kings 4-3 Sunday afternoon at the Scotiabank Saddledome, extending their season high winning streak to seven games.

Cody Sylvester (1g, 1a) and Spencer Humphries (2a) each posted two points in the win while Calder Brooks also scored one for Hitmen.

Trevor Cheek, Alex Gogolev and Jaynen Rissling, who has points in his last four consecutive games, each picked up one helper for Calgary.

Brandon Glover made 24 saves in the Hitmen net to pick up his 13th win of the season and fifth win in his last five starts.

Calgary outshot the Oil Kings 39-27, including 18-11 in the second period.

The Hitmen, now 24-16-2-1 on the season, sit seventh in the WHL Eastern Conference with 51 points.

Calgary heads to Red Deer on Tuesday, January 17 before starting a five-game home stand Wednesday night against Team USA World Junior forward Emerson Etem and the Medicine Hat Tigers. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Hitmen will also host Prince George, Red Deer, Brandon and Vancouver before heading back out on the road.

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