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Virtanen two goals, Padakin three points as the Hitmen down the Silvertips

Saturday, 02.09.2013 / 2:24 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Virtanen two goals, Padakin three points as the Hitmen down the Silvertips

EVERETT, Wash. - Jake Virtanen scored twice and Pavlo Padakin had a goal and two assists as the Calgary Hitmen downed the host Everett Silvertips 5-1 on Friday in Western Hockey League play.

Spencer Humphries and Calder Brooks also scored for the Hitmen (35-16-4) while Mack Shields stopped 28 shots for the victory.

Landon Oslanksi scored the lone goal for the Silvertips (21-30-5), who have dropped six games in a row, and Daniel Cotton made 33 saves in defeat.

Calgary went 1 for 4 on the power play while Everett scored once on seven chances with the man advantage.

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