Chris Driedger owns franchise record for most career saves at 3,390
Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen defeated the Brandon Wheat Kings 7-4 Friday evening in the third annual Calgary Board of Education game at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The win snapped a three-game losing streak and improves Calgary to 32-13-3-3 on the season.
With his 12th save of the game, Hitmen goaltender Chris Driedger made franchise history, surpassing the club record for most career saves set by Martin Jones at 3,374 (2006-10). Driedger, who finished the night with 27 saves, now has 3,390 regular season saves over 135 games played for Calgary.
The Hitmen received goals from seven different players including multi-point performances from Brady Brassart (1g, 1a), Greg Chase (1g, 1a) and Ben Thomas (1g, 1a). Chase Lang, Connor Rankin, Adam Tambellini and Jake Virtanen completed Calgary's scoring tally, while Mike Winther and Pavel Padakin both contributed with two-assist efforts in the win.
Jayce Hawryluk, Ryley Lindgren, Quintin Lisoway and Calgary Flames prospect Eric Roy scored for the visiting Wheat Kings in the setback.
The Hitmen will now head out on a five-game road trip, starting tomorrow, Feb. 1, in Cranbrook against the Kootenay Ice. Calgary will also make stops in Victoria (Feb. 4-5), Vancouver (Feb. 7) and Kamloops (Feb. 8), before returning to the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday, Feb. 11 for a tilt against the Prince Albert Raiders.
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