Calgary, AB – Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Brayden Point scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Moose Jaw Warriors to a 10-2 win over the Calgary Hitmen on Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
With the game tied 2-2 in the second period, the Warriors struck for three goals in a span of 4:45 and never looked back.
Noah Gregor also scored twice for the visitors with Brayden Watts, Ryan Bowen, Brett Howden, Tanner Faith, Jesse Shynkaruk and Nikita Popugaev adding singles.
Calgary Flames prospect Pavel Karnaukhov, with his second goal of the season, and Layne Bensmiller replied for Calgary.
The Hitmen outshot the Warriors 33-32 with Zach Sawchenko making 31 saves to record the win. Kyle Dumba, who stopped 14 of 19 shots and Lasse Petersen, who made three saves on eight shots, split the Hitmen goaltending duties.
Calgary, now 5-2-0-1 on the young WHL season, returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 17, when the Hitmen travel to Medicine Hat to battle the Tigers (7:30 p.m., Sportsnet.ca/960). The next Hitmen home game is Sunday, Oct. 18 at 4:00 p.m. against the Regina Pats.
October is the month for Thanksgiving and the Hitmen would like to say thanks to their fans with a special 2 for $20 promotion valid for the two remaining Hitmen October home games (Oct. 18 and Oct. 29). This ticket offer, which includes all convenience fees, is available exclusively at HitmenHockey.com.
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