Hitmen win streak bites the dust

SCOTT FISHER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:42 AM ET

The winning streak is over.

Perfect record? Out the window.

The Calgary Hitmen tasted defeat for the first time this season last night in Regina as the Pats upset the No. 1 team in the country 3-2.

Hitmen GM/head coach Kelly Kisio said the setback should serve as a wake-up call to his lacklustre squad.

"I hope so," Kisio said. "I don't think we played a good game on the whole trip.

"We managed to win a couple because of good goaltending but we were pretty average."

The Hitmen (5-1-0-0) dug themselves into a 3-0 hole through 40 minutes as Rudolph Cerveny, Tim Kraus and Logan Pyett scored for Regina.

Brett Sonne and Ian Schultz replied for Calgary in the third.

"It was the third game in three nights for Regina, too," Kisio said. "They just wanted it more than we did."

Hitmen goaltender Dan Spence made 20 stops in a losing cause.

The Calgary powerplay went 0-for-3, and came up empty on 17 opportunities during the three-game trip.

The Hitmen, who now have the second worst powerplay in the league at 8.8%, host Swift Current Wednesday (7 p.m. at the 'Dome).


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