Hitmen love a good shootout

CAMERON MAXWELL -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:46 AM ET

The shootout magic continues for the Calgary Hitmen.

For the second straight contest, the WHL club found itself in a shootout and it was Brodie Dupont, the fifth Calgary shooter, playing the hero as the Hitmen downed the Medicine Hat Tigers 4-3 last night in the Gas City.

With the win, Calgary goes to 4-0 on the season. Hitmen head coach/GM Kelly Kisio knows any time his team can leave the Hat with a win, it's a bonus.

"We haven't done well in this rink for a long time and when you come out with two points, you're further ahead than most other teams. They play real well in this building and it's a tough building to play in," said Kisio, adding he feels his club still needs to get better on the ice.

"We could be a lot better. Good teams find a way to win and we're finding ways right now.

"But I still think we have a lot of work ahead of us."

With four first-period goals, it looked like it was going to be a high scoring tilt. Calgary's Freddie Pettersson opened the scoring at 1:41 on the powerplay, notching his fourth goal of the year but the Tigers (2-0-0-2) got a man-advantage tally of their own from Kevin Undershute at 5:41.

The Hitmen regained the lead at 9:42 when Dylan Yeo got his first of the season. Chris Stevens tied the game for Medicine Hat at 12:53.

In the second, the Tigers went up 3-2 on a goal by Brennan Bosch.

But Jeff Schultz tied it at 3-3 and sent the game into overtime.


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