A huge start for the Hitmen as Calgary is looking for redemption after losing in Last year's Final to Kelowna with a 7-0 win over the Tri-City Americans in Calgary on Friday Night. The 7 goal firing squad was lead by Misha Fisenko and Matt Mackenzie who each scored twice in the game. Despite the Americans best efforts, Martin Jones was able to get his 2nd shutout of the playoffs with a 26 save performance.
The Hitmen are off to a great start and will be looking to make it 2-0 at home on Saturday Night.
From the Western Hockey League Website: www.whl.ca
From Calgary, Alberta: Martin Jones made 26 saves to record his 2nd shutout of the 2010 WHL Playoffs as the Calgary Hitmen skated to a 7-0 win over the visiting Tri-City Americans in Game 1 of the 2010 WHL Championship Series on Friday Night.
Matt Mackenzie and Misha Fisenko each scored twice - with his 10th of the playoffs - Brandon Kozoun and Cody Beach also scored for the Hitmen, who scored 4 goals on 11 shots in the first period in the series-opening win. Del Cowan, Michael Stone, and Ben Wilson each added two assists.
Drew Owsley allowed four goals on nine shots in the first 10:52 of the game before giving way to the Americans back-up goaltender, who made 11 of 13 saves the rest of the way in the loss for the Tri-City Americans.
The Hitmen and Americans will go at it again in Game 2 of the WHL Championship Series on Saturday Night in Calgary.
Calgary Leads Series 1-0
Tri-City Americans 0 Calgary Hitmen 7 (0-4, 0-2, 0-1)
0-1 CGY: Cody Sylvester (Schultz, Stone) 6:08 1st
0-2 CGY: Matt Mackenzie (PP) (Shattock, Stebner) 9:12 1st
0-3 CGY: Matt Mackenzie (PP) (Foucault, Bubnick) 10:01 1st
0-4 CGY: Misha Fisenko (Cowan, Stone) 10:52 1st
0-5 CGY: Brandon Kozoun (Fisenko, Wilson) 5:28 2nd
0-6 CGY: Mish Fisenko (Cowan, Kozun) 19:20 2nd
0-7 CGY: Cody Beach (Fiddler, Wilson) 15:12 3rd
SOG: TRI 26 CGY 23
PP: TRI 0/5 CGY 2/4
PIM: TRI 23 Minutes on 6 Penalties CGY 15 Minutes on 6 Penalties
Goalies: TRI Alexander Pechurskiy 11 SVS on 14 Shots Drew Owsley 5 SVS on 9 Shots
3rd Star: Martin Jones (CGY)
2nd Star: Matt Mackenzie (CGY)
1st Star: Misha Fisenko (CGY)
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