CALGARY (660 NEWS) – The Calgary Hitmen wrapped up a three-game homestand with a 4-1 win over the Kootenay ICE on Sunday afternoon at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Hitmen were powered by a quick start, jumping out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Kaden Elder and Riley Fiddler-Schultz before the game was seven minutes old.
Tye Carriere and Hunter Campbell added second-period markers to stretch the lead to 4-0 before Austin Schellenberg replied for the ICE.
Fiddler-Schulz was the only player with multiple points, adding an assist for his first career two-point outing in the Western Hockey League.
Calgary outshot Kootenay 28-21 as goaltender Jack McNaughton made 20 saves to record the victory pushing the Hitmen four points ahead of the Brandon Wheat Kings for the final Eastern Conference Wildcard spot.
It’s now a second straight win for Calgary, coming off a 4-1 decision over Prince George.
The Hitmen will now hit the road this week for a two-game trip to Saskatchewan.
On Tuesday, Jan. 29 they visit the Regina Pats before heading to Swift Current on Wednesday, Jan. 30 for a date with the Broncos.
It’s then back home for the start of “The Corral Series” on Friday, Feb. 1 against the Brandon Wheat Kings.