Hitmen refuse to quit

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:55 AM ET

The Comeback Kids did it again.

The Calgary Hitmen capped off a three-game road trip with another third-period rally that gave them a 3-2 win in Swift Current.

Jeff Schultz, Mike Reich and Keegan Dansereau scored for Calgary in it's third come-from-behind victory in as many games.

Assistant GM Blaine Forsythe said he liked the never-say-die attitude his club displayed on the Saskatchewan trip but added it's not a situation the team wants to be in.

"We've been fortunate it has worked the last three games," Forsythe said. "But it's definitely not something we want to practice.

"We want to be the team with the lead going into the third period."

Marc Desloges and Kyle Bortis staked the home side to 2-0 lead before Schultz finally bent the twine behind Calgary product Kyle Moir with just 10 seconds to play in the middle frame.

Reich's shorthanded goal -- just the team's third of the season but the second on the road trip -- squared the affair early in the third before Dansereau won it on the powerplay.

Forsythe said the club has been working on pushing the issue while shorthanded.

"They were both huge too," Forsythe said, alluding to Steve Covington's shorthanded game-winner in Prince Albert Tuesday night.

"We've been focusing the past month on pressuring teams more consistently and use our skill and speed a little more.

"We don't just want to be passive on the penalty kill."

Reich was named the game's first star.

"He was solid throughout," Forsythe said. "He's the kind of player who likes to get under the other team's skin and we thought he did a real good job on their better players.

"His line kind of took over in the third period and generated a lot of scoring chances."

Calgary (29-10-1) outshot the Broncos 29-14. The Hitmen return home tonight to face the Kootenay Ice (7 p.m. at the 'Dome).

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HIT PARADE: The WHL trade deadline comes Tuesday afternoon ... G Justin Pogge is expected to return to the club in the middle of the week ... C Brett Sonne will return for Wednesday's game against Lethbridge.

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CALGARY HITMEN: 3

SWIFT CURRENT BRONCOS: 2


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