Calgary hits wall

ANGELA MACISAAC, CALGARY SUN

, Last Updated: 6:16 AM ET

Jeff Glass is still on top of his game. Fresh from a gold-medal performance with Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Grand Forks, N.D., the Kootenay Ice goalie posted a 3-0 shutout over the Calgary Hitmen.

"He was very good," Hitmen GM/co-coach Kelly Kisio said of the Cochrane goalie, who made 21 saves.

"He made some very good saves and he was basically the difference in this game.

"We had some quality shots on him."

Nigel Dawes, another Team Canada winner, scored two for the Ice, once on the powerplay. Adam Cracknell added a man-advantage goal.

"We took a couple of penalties we shouldn't have," said Kisio, sounding quite drained after the Hitmen's second game in two nights.

"Their powerplay is too good. You can't spend any time in the box. They made us pay for it."

Last night marked Andrew Ladd's return to the lineup, following his stint with Team Canada.

Despite being in the penalty box for Dawes' powerplay goal, Ladd provided the Hitmen with some serious jump, Kisio said.

"He looked real good, lots of energy," the GM-coach said. "He feels better about his game now and I think he'll be a better player for us down the line."

Noting his team needs to "find some desperation" to be successful tonight at home against the Swift Current Broncos (5 p.m.), Kisio revealed Ryan Getzlaf is still nursing a sore elbow. His start tonight is questionable.

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KOOTENAY ICE: 3

CALGARY HITMEN: 0


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