MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Willie Desjardins will have to wait at least one more day to get his 300th Western Hockey League regular-season coaching win.
Brandon Kozun scored the only goal in a shootout and the Calgary Hitmen beat Medicine Hat 5-4 Friday, leaving Tigers coach and GM Desjardins just one win short of his milestone victory.
Kozun, Austin Madaisky, Chase Schaber, and Misha Fisenko scored in regulation for the Hitmen (3-0-0).
Kale Kessy, Wacey Hamilton, Bretton Cameron and Josh Koper scored for the Tigers (1-0-1).
Ryan Holfeld stopped 30 shots Medicine Hat. Martin Jones turned away 28 shots for Calgary.