Hitmen intimidate Giants in win
The Calgary Hitmen did their part in the battle for first place in the Eastern Conference's Central Division.
The host Hitmen skated to a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Giants last night, a victory that propelled them into first place in their conference once again.
With the rival Medicine Hat Tigers securing one point in a 6-5 SO loss to the Regina Pats, the Hitmen and Tigers are now tied with 58 points atop the Central Division.
With three more wins than Medicine Hat and four games in hand, last night's 5-2 win at the Dome gives the Hitmen a 28-12-2 record. Calgary had goals from five players last night, including a first-period tally from Brandon Kozun, a recent returnee from the world junior hockey championship in Saskatoon.
The Hitmen built a 3-1 lead in the first frame as Tyler Fiddler and Misha Fisenko also scored in the opening 20 minutes. Cody Sylvester and Matt MacKenzie added goals in the second period as Calgary built a 5-1 lead.
The Giants got the only goal in the third period, but the tally proved too little too late for the visitors.