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Photo Credit: Candice Ward/Calgary Hitmen

Hitmen Report: Back to the win column

Good news, everyone! The Calgary Hitmen won a couple games this past week. They’re not quite back in the thick of the Western Hockey League playoff picture yet, but they’re closer than they have been this season.

The week that was

Friday: 5-1 win in Moose Jaw

In the third game of their road trip, the Hitmen managed their most one-sided victory of the season. They were led by three points from captain Mark Kastelic (two goals, one assist) and goals from Josh Prokop, Cael Zimmerman and Jake Kryski. Alek Sukunda scored for Moose Jaw. Hitmen goaltender Carl Stankowski made 30 saves in the win.

Saturday: 4-3 overtime win in Brandon

The Hitmen ran their winning streak to three in a row, powered by another two-goal game from Kastelic (including the overtime winner) and two-assist games from Egor Zamula and Carson Focht. Luke Prokop and Luke Coleman had the other Hitmen goals. Baron Thompson led the Wheat Kings with a goal and an assist, while Hitmen backup Jack McNaughton made 28 saves in win.

Tuesday: 3-1 loss in Red Deer

Alas, the Hitmen had their streak snapped by the Rebels. The theme of the game was goals from defensemen: Alex Alexeyev had two goals for the Rebels and Zamula had a goal for the Hitmen. Stankowski made 28 saves in the loss.

Looking ahead to next week

The Hitmen head into the week with a 4-7-2 record. They’re just outside the playoff picture, somehow, so the key will be to keep rolling along and clawing their way towards the .500 mark.

They host the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday and the Saskatoon Blades on Sunday.

  • Skylardog

    I have the bad habit of looking for my 8AM FlamesNation “Flames Fix” and while keeping up to date on the Hitman is not a bad thing, I find myself craving Flames information at the same time every morning.

    May have shakes and jitters until the 11 AM release of the next article.

    I may need help, the first step is admitting you have a problem.

    Nope – Can’t do that yet.

    GFG

    • Off the wall

      Lol, I think both you and I have the same problem Skylar.

      I just took an online Alzheimer test to pass the time. Why the heck would I be worried about that? Never mind, what was the question..