Game over

CAMERON MAXWELL -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:18 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS:

1. Ryan White, Hitmen -- The outstanding rookie continued his solid play and scored what proved to be the game-winner with his first-period tally.

2. Konstantin Pushkarev, Hitmen -- Kept up his torrid scoring pace with his 12th goal of the year and now has points in six of his last seven contests.

3. Scott Bowles, Hitmen -- Didn't face much rubber in making just 14 stops, most of which were easily handled, but still earned his fourth shutout of the season.

HARDEST WORKER:

Steve Covington, Hitmen. Did a great job in the corners last night digging pucks out for linemates Andrew Ladd and Shaun Landolt.

TURNING POINT:

Ryan White's goal, which was Calgary's second shot on goal at 7:51 of the first, made the difference in a lacklustre game, during which neither team got a shot on net until 7:30 of the first period.

SAVE OF THE GAME:

Swift Current's Kyle Moir, a Calgarian, stole a goal from Andrew Ladd by stretching out his right leg and making a big toe save as Ladd jumped onto a rebound with Calgary threatening on the powerplay.

HIT OF THE GAME:

Calgary defenceman Andy Rogers sent Broncos sniper Tyler Redenbach flying hard into the corner of the Hitmen net with a solid shoulder early in the third.

WHAT IT MEANS:

The Hitmen pick up two valuable points over a division rival and sit in a tie for third with Red Deer.

SCRATCHES:

HITMEN: F Darryl Moscaluk (ankle, 4-6 weeks), F Ryan Getzlaf (elbow, day-to-day), D Darryl Yacboski (back, day-to-day).

BRONCOS: F Barry Horman ( leg, 2 weeks), F Boris Leckovic (jaw, 2-4 weeks, D Danny Lloyd (appendix, 4-6 weeks), D David Schultz, F Barry Horman, F Mark Knebl, F Michael Szczachor.

NOTABLES:

The WHL's trade deadline looms at noon today ... The league honoured Hitmen Ryan Getzlaf and Andrew Ladd for helping the Canadian junior team win world championship gold. In addition, Ryan White and Keegan Dansereau, who led Team West to U-17 gold at the World Hockey Challenge in Lethbridge, as well as Karl Alzner and Daniel Spence of runner-up Team Pacific were also recognized before yesterday's game.


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