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Macek with three points as the Hitmen end the Rockets' winning streak

Sunday, 12.16.2012 / 8:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Macek with three points as the Hitmen end the Rockets' winning streak

CALGARY - Brooks Macek scored twice and added an assist as the Calgary Hitmen downed the visiting Kelowna Rockets 6-2 on Sunday in Western Hockey League play.

Brady Brassart and Cody Sylvester each had a goal and an assist for the Hitmen (23-7-4) and Jake Virtanen and Elliott Peterson had a goal apiece.

Jesse Lees and Madison Bowey scored for the Rockets (23-10-2), who had their six-game winning streak halted.

Chris Driedger stopped 22 shots for the win as Jackson Whistle made 16 saves for Kelowna before leaving after the second period because of a leg injury he suffered midway through that period. Back-up goaltender Jake Morrissey, a 15-year-old affiliated player from the Calgary Royals AAA Midgets, played the third and stopped 7-of-10 shots in relief.

Calgary went 1 for 7 on the power play while Kelowna went 1 for 6.

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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4