Moir stands tall in Broncos' win

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:31 PM ET

The Calgary Hitmen should probably be careful what they wish for.

They may just get it.

The Hitmen, in a neck-and-neck battle with Medicine Hat for top spot in the Central Division, would likely draw the Swift Current Broncos in the opening round of the playoffs if Calgary was able to nail down the No. 1 seed.

But with the way Broncos goaltender Kyle Moir plays at the 'Dome, that may not be such a favourable matchup.

The Calgary product kicked out 35 shots, including a half-dozen game-savers in the third period in overtime, and then turned away all three Hitmen he faced in the shootout as Swift Current beat Calgary 3-2.

Brodie Dupont and Brett Sonne were the only Hitmen to solve Moir, who said he loves coming home.

"It's a fun place to play," said the son of former Calgary Stampeder Darrell Moir.

"It's a good atmosphere. They get lots of fans and its an NHL building.

"I look forward to playing here every time. It's my hometown, so I want to show my friends and family how I'm doing."

The Hitmen picked up a point and moved to 45-17-2-1 on the season. They trail the Tigers, who visit the 'Dome tomorrow afternoon (2 p.m., The Fan 960), by two points.

Justin Pogge made 21 saves in a losing cause.

Moir came up huge late in the third, stopping Steve Covington and Sonne seconds apart.

He also robbed Freddie Pettersson from in close in sudden death.

The shootout loss was Calgary's first of the season (6-1).

"It's pretty exciting to give them their first loss in a shootout," said Moir, who lost a 1-0 shootout in Calgary earlier this season. "We've lost a lot of shootout games this year. We could have another 10 points."

Sonne forced OT by jamming a rebound under Moir 5:58 into the third period.

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HIT PARADE: The three stars were Broncos G Kyle Moir, Hitmen LW Brodie Dupont and Broncos LW Marc Desloges.

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SWIFT CURRENT BRONCOS: 3

CALGARY HITMEN: 2

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