Game Over

CAMERON MAXWELL -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:04 AM ET

BRANDON WHEAT KINGS 3 CALGARY HITMEN 1

SUN THREE STARS:

1. RYAN STONE, Wheaties: The Calgarian scored the game-winner, which was his first of the series.

2. JAKUB SINDEL, Wheaties: The Czech import had a goal and an assist in his most impressive outing of the series.

3. TYREL LUCAS, Hitmen: Scored Calgary's lone tally in his final WHL contest.

HITMEN SPARKPLUG:

Brodie (Moose) Dupont, who absorbed all kinds of punishment but finished plus-2 with an assist in the loss.

TURNING POINT:

Tim Konsorada's first goal of the playoffs, which came five minutes after the Hitmen's Tyrel Lucas opened the scoring, snuffed any momentum Calgary gained.

WHAT IT MEANS:

The Hitmen gassed a 3-1 series lead, losing three in a row, and are done for the season, while the Wheaties move on the Eastern Conference final against Prince Albert.

SAVE OF THE GAME:

Calgary 'tender Justin Pogge made a super left pad save on Lance Monych, who pounced on a rebound off a Ryan Stone shot in the first period. It was one of 15 saves for Pogge in the opening frame.

CRUNCH OF THE GAME:

Brandon bruiser Ryan Reaves crushed Brodie (Moose) Dupont into the boards at the Brandon blueline during the second period. Reaves hit everything in sight all night.

SCRATCHES:

* HITMEN -- D Darryl Yacboski (shoulder, out for the playoffs), D Brett Carson (concussion, week-to-week), LW Roman Tomanek (healthy), RW Isaac Reid (healthy), C Brett Sonne (healthy).

* WHEATIES -- C Teegan Moore (ankle, day to day), D Mike Cann (healthy), D Theran Yeo (healthy).

NOTABLES:

Including last night's game, in the history of the WHL playoffs, the home team had a 37-12 record in Game 7s ... After a 10-1 win in the opening game of the series, the Hitmen powerplay went 3-for-27 the rest of the way.


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