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Peters' Relief Work, Six Unanswered Left Hitmen

October 20, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Calgary Hitmen News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen scored six unanswered goals en route to a 6-3 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Jackson van de Leest led the Hitmen attack with a goal and two assists while Mark Kastelic and Riley Stotts both netted a pair of markers. Carson Focht with his team-leading seventh added a single in helping the Hitmen to their second consecutive win. James Malm, Jonas Peterek and Orca Wiesblatt were also drivers of the offence, recording two assists each.

Hitmen rookie goaltender Brayden Peters played a large role in his first appearance of the season. The 17-year-old from Taber, AB, came off the bench to stop all 26 shots he faced in just under 52 minutes of work.

Calgary improves to 6-2-1-0, including 5-1 at home, while the Tigers, who received two goals from Ryan Chyzowski and a single from Cole Sillinger, drop to 8-3-1-0.

Next up for the Hitmen, a road trip to Saskatchewan with stops in Moose Jaw on Friday, Oct. 25 and Regina on Sunday, Oct. 27. Sunday is the Prairie Classic outdoors at Mosiac Stadium.

Calgary is back in the 'Dome on Monday, Oct. 28 for a 6:00 p.m. start against Seattle. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with kids encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat on the concourse at marked concessions. It's also Wizarding Night as fans are encouraged to wear their best wizard inspired costumes, try butter brew and take photos on platform 9 ¾.

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