Ryan Getz his treats

Swift Current Bronco Luke Hughson (right) rubs out Calgary Hitmen rookie forward Ryan White along...

Swift Current Bronco Luke Hughson (right) rubs out Calgary Hitmen rookie forward Ryan White along the boards yesterday at the Saddledome. (Calgary Sun/Carlos Amat)

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:33 AM ET

Most people use Halloween as a chance to dress up as someone they're not.

For Ryan Getzlaf, it was the opposite.

Getzlaf, who had been masquerading as a slightly better than average hockey player for the majority of the season, shed that costume yesterday afternoon.

The Anaheim Mighty Ducks prospect revealed himself as one of the most prolific scorers in the WHL when he's on his game.

Getzlaf potted a pair of goals and set up another in Calgary's 5-2 win over the visiting Swift Current Broncos.

"I was getting chances but they weren't bouncing in for me," said Getzlaf, who was averaging less than a point a game prior to yesterday's tilt.

"I was hitting just about everything except the back of the net.

"Hopefully, today is a little taste of what's to come."

The Broncos had taken a 2-1 lead with their second powerplay goal of the game early in the third period before Getzlaf set up linemate Andrew Ladd for the shorthanded equalizer.

Steve Covington matched last year's total of six goals with a powerplay marker at the 6:49 mark.

The Detroit Red Wings draft pick banged home a rebound from the side of the net for his team-leading fourth powerplay goal of the season.

Getzlaf scored an identical goal less than three minutes later and then hit the empty net from centre ice with only 22 seconds to play.

The all-rookie trio of Ryan White, Keegan Dansereau and Isaac Reid provided the team's only offence over the first 40 minutes. Dansereau made a nice pass out front to White, who beat Calgary product Kyle Moir from the hash marks.

"We're starting to get more confidence on our line," said Getzlaf, who had an effective Brett O'Malley patrolling the right side.

"That's what our top guys have to do every night. It's what's expected of us."

Konstantine Pushkarev might be playing with a straight stick when the Hitmen (9-5-2-1) host Lethbridge Wednesday night.

The Russian import got caught with an illegal stick for the second time in as many nights.

Upon retrieving the offending stick from the official, a frustrated Getzlaf snapped it, skated across the ice and threw it javelin-style down the walkway behind the players' bench.

"(That was) definitely the last time," Getzlaf said.

"It will never happen to anyone on this team again.

"It's unacceptable, two games in a row."

Head coach Kelly Kisio, who fined both Pushkarev and his trainer for the transgression, agreed.

"It had better be the last time," Kisio said.

"Pushy snuck a bad one into the pile. We'll be keeping a close eye on him."

Swift Current (4-9-2-1), who also received a first-period powerplay goal from Michael Hengen, were outshot 38-23 as goaltender Daniel Spence picked up his second win of the campaign.


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