February 13, 2013, Kennwick, WA (ISN) – Victor Rask scored his second career hat trick as the Calgary Hitmen beat the Tri-City Americans 6-2 Tuesday night at Toyota Centre.
The win extends the Hitmen winning streak to four games and improves their mark to 5-3 on this season high nine game road trip.
Brooks Macek had a goal and two assists for the Hitmen to pull into a tie with Cody Sylvester for the team lead in scoring at 65 points.
Brady Brassart and Chase Clayton also scored for Calgary who got a pair of assists from Pavlo Padakin.
Calgary was outshot 33-20 but built period leads of 1-0 and 5-1.
Chris Driedger made 31 saves to pick up the win.
The Hitmen, third in the 12 team Eastern Conference at 37-16-1-3, return to action Wednesday in Spokane against the Chiefs. Internet Broadcast on www.sportsnet.ca/960 starts at 8:00 p.m.
The Hitmen are then back on home ice Saturday against the Victoria Royals before hosting the Regina Pats on Sunday. Game time Saturday is 7:00 p.m. with a 4:00 p.m. start Sunday at Scotiabank Saddledome.