Calgary Takes Out Kootenay 6-1

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December 4, 2012, Cranbrook, BC – The Calgary Hitmen swept a home and home series with Kootenay beating the Ice 6-1 Tuesday night in Cranbrook at Western Financial Place.

Greg Chase scored a pair of goals for the second straight game while Brooks Macek and Victor Rask both had three points each picking up a goal and two assists.

After Kootenay opened the scoring midway through the first period, the Hitmen responded 11 seconds later on a goal from Pavlo Padakin and never looked back building period leads of 3-1 and 5-1.

Carson Samoridny also scored for Calgary while Cody Sylvester and Brady Brassart both chipped in a pair of assists.

Mack Shields, making his first start in seven games, made 30 saves to pick up the win as the Hitmen outshot Kootenay 41-31.

Calgary went 1-3 on the powerplay while killing all five chances for the Ice.

The Hitmen, now 19-6-1-2, are on the road Friday night in Edmonton. At 41 points they sit tied with the Oil Kings for first place in the WHL’s Central Division, just a single point back of the Eastern Conference leading Prince Albert Raiders.

Radio Broadcast on Sportsnet 960 The Fan starts at 6:00 p.m. with a 60 minute pre-game show.

The Hitmen then return to Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday night to host the Oil Kings in the back half of a home and home series. Game time is 7 p.m. for TELUS Shake up the ‘Dome sponsored by Co-op and Citytv. Fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable donation for the Calgary Food Bank.

There is also a Hitmen Buffet before Saturday’s game in the Avison Young Club Dining Room starting at 5:30 p.m. For reservations, call 403-571-9733. The reservation line is open Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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