Hitmen edge Ice

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:34 PM ET

The losing streak is over -- at two games.

The Calgary Hitmen avoided matching their season-high three-game drought with a 2-1 victory over the Kootenay Ice last night in Cranbrook.

Ryan Letts, with his first career WHL goal, and Brodie Dupont scored for Calgary, which notched its CHL-best 39th win (39-13-1-0).

The Hitmen, which moved within a point of Central Division leading Medicine Hat, host Kootenay tonight (7 p.m. at the 'Dome The Fan 960).

Hitmen head coach Kelly Kisio said he received a complete effort from his club, which lost to Swift Current and Medicine Hat earlier in the week.

"The kids played hard," Kisio said. "They were full marks for the win tonight."

The Hitmen outshot Kootenay (34-18-0-2) 40-23.

"Our goal was to get pucks to the net," Kisio said. "The guys did a pretty good job."

Justin Pogge surrendered only Chad Greenan's first-period powerplay goal as he picked up his 31st win of the season. Taylor Dakers stopped 38 shots between the pipes for Kootenay.

Dupont's 21st of the campaign, midway through the final frame, stood up as the game winner.

Calgary came up empty on four powerplays while the Ice went 1-for-4.

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CALGARY HITMEN: 2

KOOTENAY ICE: 1


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