Tyler Shattock capped Calgary's three-goal rally late in the third period by scoring with 1:18 remaining to give the Hitmen a 5-4 win over Moncton on Saturday in the Memorial Cup opener for both teams in Brandon, Man.
Moncton defenseman David Savard tried to clear the puck around the end boards, but it bounced wildly off the door at the Zamboni entrance and came right in front to Shattock, who tucked it between the pads of surprised goaltender Nicola Riopel, giving the Western Hockey League champs a stunning victory.
Moncton, champion of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, appeared to have to have the game in control as the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champs built a 3-0 lead in the second period.
Devon MacAusland bounced a shot off a defender's stick for the only goal of the first period. Savard and Alex Saulnier made it 3-0 before Tyler Fiddler gave the Hitmen some life by scoring with 1:18 left in the middle period.
Joel Broda made it a one-goal game early in the third period, but Saulnier's power-play goal at 8:48 put the Wildcats up 4-2.
However, Giffen Nyren scored on a power-play blast from the point with 5:46 left, and Kris Foucault tapped in the tying goal with 3:31 remaining to get Calgary even.
Riopel finished with 22 saves while Calgary's Martin Jones stopped 34 shots.
Moncton faces host Brandon on Sunday, while Calgary plays defending champion Windsor -- which beat the hometown Wheat Kings 9-3 Friday night -- on Monday.