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Brooks Macek scores 3 as Calgary Hitmen roll over Brandon Wheat Kings 10-2

Thursday, 01.03.2013 / 12:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Brooks Macek scores 3 as Calgary Hitmen roll over Brandon Wheat Kings 10-2

CALGARY - Brooks Macek scored a hat trick and the Calgary Hitmen had five power-play goals Wednesday to thump the Brandon Wheat Kings 10-2 in Western Hockey League play.

Pavlo Padakin and Chase Lang each added a pair for the Hitmen (25-10-4). Brady Brassart, Zane Jones and Austin Calladine, who along with Lang had his first WHL goal, also scored.

Chad Robinson and Braylon Shmyr, a 15-year-old associate player from Calgary with his first WHL goal, replied for Brandon (14-21-4).

The Hitmen outshot the Wheat Kings 44-18.

Chris Driedger picked up his 20th win for Calgary with 16 saves.

Brandon's Curtis Honey stopped 23-of-29 shots before being replaced by Corbin Boes, who fared no better by giving up four goals on 15 shots.

The Hitmen were 5 for 9 on the power play while the Wheat Kings were 1 for 3.

Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh