HITMEN TAKE OUT PATS

Nov 02, 2012 - 16:35 MDT

Regina, SK - The Calgary Hitmen opened a three game East Division road trip with a 4-1 win over the Regina Pats Friday night at the Brandt Centre.

Carson Samoridny opened the scoring for Calgary who built a 1-0 first period lead.

Spencer Humphries extended the lead to 2-0 in the second period, scoring the eventual game winner on the powerplay.

The Pats then cut the lead in half when Kade Pilton put the home team on the board before the end of the middle frame.

In the third period the Pats had a pair of powerplay chances to pull even but the Hitmen were able to kill them off finishing 4-4 on the penalty kill.

Brooks Macek then struck for a pair of empty net goals to put the game away for Calgary.

Macek (2g 1) and Cody Sylvester (3a) both finished with three points each.  For Macek, he hit the 200 career point mark in this his final season in the Western Hockey League.

Chris Driedger made 30 saves to pick up the win as Calgary outshot Regina 32-31

The Hitmen, now 9-4-1-2, continue their three game road trip tomorrow in Brandon before wrapping up the swing Sunday in Moose Jaw.

Radio Broadcast Saturday night from Brandon begins at 6:00 p.m. with a 30 minute pre-game show.  

The Hitmen then return to Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to host the Moose Jaw Warriors, with a 7 p.m. puck drop.