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Oil Kings Take Out Hitmen, 6-2

March 15, 2024 - Western Hockey League (WHL)
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Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen were at Rogers Place tonight visiting the Edmonton Oil Kings. A two-goal lead in the first period for Calgary would be short lived, with Edmonton going on to score five unanswered to make the final 6-2.

Calgary opened the scoring in the first with a marker from Ethan Moore. It was later followed up by Carter Yakemchuk to make it 2-0. Edmonton was able to crack the scoreboard before the end of the first, courtesy of John Szabo to cut the lead in half. The second period belonged to Edmonton, grabbing their first lead of the game with back-to-back goals from Gracyn Sawchyn and Ty Nash.

Marc Lajoie would extend the lead to two goals under a minute into the final frame. Ethan MacKenzie netted Edmonton's fifth goal, while Lajoie would score his second of the game on an empty net to seal the deal. Shots finished 36-31 in favour of Edmonton. Calgary still sits five points out of a playoff spot behind the Prince Albert Raiders with four games remaining in the regular season.

Calgary returns home on Sunday, Mar. 17 to host the Lethbridge Hurricanes in a 4:00 p.m. start at Scotiabank Saddledome. It's the last Sunday Funday of the regular season presented by Brookfield Residential. In addition to $3 sips and snacks specials all game long, look for family fun entertainment on the west concourse. There are also $6 Hitmen Happy Hour food and drink deals throughout the day and the RAM post-game family skate with Farley or fans can head up to the concourse for a post-game autograph session with the entire team.

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