Hitmen Swamp Blades 7-0
Calgary, AB- The Calgary Hitmen faced off against the Saskatoon Blades for the first of four regular season match ups Saturday afternoon at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Hitmen put up some big numbers and came out victorious with a 7-0 win.
Maxim Muranov quickly opened up the scoring with his first WHL goal at 1:29 into the first period. It remained a one goal game until Sean Tschigerl found the back of the net 6:14 into the second period scoring his ninth goal of the season.
Muranov followed up shortly after with his second of the game making the score 3-0 for the Hitmen. The Import from Russia was a Hitmen first-round pick (35th overall) in the 2021 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft. Blake Heward picked up his second goal of the season making the score 4-0 at the15:48 mark into the second. In the last seconds of the second period Tschigerl struck again with helpers from Riley Fiddler-Schultz and Zac Funk.
Tyson Galloway opened up the third period scoring just sixteen seconds in putting the Hitmen up six goals. Tschigerl secured the hat trick with minutes left in the game making the final score 7-0. It was a strong game for net minder Brayden Peters coming out with his second shutout of the season.
Peters was third star of the game, Muranov second and Tschirgel was the first star of the game finishing with 4 points.
The Hitmen return to the ice tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 28 against the Regina Pats. Note the special game time, 11:00 a.m. for another in another Sunday Funday at Scotiabank Saddledome. The day features "Farley's Family Feast" with special $2 prices for cotton candy, water, pop, hot dogs and popcorn. There are also select $5 menu items as well. The homestand is followed by visits from Moose Jaw (Dec. 2) and Lethbridge (Dec. 4). The meeting with the 'Canes is the ENMAX Teddy Bear Toss where fans are asked to bring a stuffed toy to the game and toss it on the ice for charity when the Hitmen score their first goal.
• Discuss this story on the Western Hockey League message board...
Western Hockey League Stories from November 27, 2021
- Warriors Roll over Broncos to Finish Weekend - Moose Jaw Warriors
- Third Period Costs Broncos in Moose Jaw - Swift Current Broncos
- Guhle Strikes Twice as Raiders Down Wheat Kings - Prince Albert Raiders
- Americans Mourn the Loss of Former Player Matt Swaby - Tri-City Americans
- Benson to Wear an "A" for Team Canada - Winnipeg Ice
- Blades Fall in Calgary, Look to Rebound in Edmonton - Saskatoon Blades
- Hitmen Trade Forward Tristan Zandee - Calgary Hitmen
- Hitmen Swamp Blades 7-0 - Calgary Hitmen
- Oil Kings Mourn the Loss of Former Captain Matt Swaby - Edmonton Oil Kings
- Cristall Named Alternate Captain Of Canada White At Captial City Challenge - Kelowna Rockets
- Ams Looking to Return to Win Column in Road Game against Thunderbirds - Tri-City Americans
- Gameday Preview - at Winnipeg - Medicine Hat Tigers
- Tigers Fall 7-4 to Wheat Kings - Medicine Hat Tigers
- Wheat Kings Welcome Raiders - Brandon Wheat Kings
- Chiefs Head Back Home to Host Vancouver Giants - Spokane Chiefs
- Game 22 - Medicine Hat at ICE - Winnipeg Ice
- Benson Scores in Opening Win - Winnipeg Ice
- Game #21 Preview: Blades at Hitmen - Saskatoon Blades
- Pats Aim for Fourth Straight Win - Regina Pats
- Americans Struggle to Hold off Giants, Fall 3-1 - Tri-City Americans
- McMillan Propels Rockets past Chiefs in Shootout - Kelowna Rockets
- Maier Turns Aside 40 Shots as Blades Slip Past Rebels - Red Deer Rebels
- Goalie Battle in Kelowna Ends in 2-1 Shootout Loss for Chiefs - Spokane Chiefs
- Royals Win in OT against Silvertips - Victoria Royals
- Giants Earn Second Straight Road Win with a 3-1 Victory over Tri-City - Vancouver Giants
- Wong Nets a Pair, Maier Stellar in Blades 3-1 Win - Saskatoon Blades
- Blazers' Late Comeback Caps Hawks' Point Streak at 4 - Portland Winterhawks
- Greig Shines in 7-4 Win - Brandon Wheat Kings
- Pickering's Overtime Winner Lifts Broncos over Warriors - Swift Current Broncos
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.