CALGARY - Ryan Howse scored twice and added an assist Sunday to lead the Chilliwack Bruins to a 5-4 Western Hockey League win over the Hitmen, ending Calgary's franchise-record home winning streak at 18 games.
Howse's linemate Andy Smith had a goal and an assist for the Bruins (13-30-2-3), who snapped a six-game losing streak in the process.
Brett Ward and Chris Collins, with his first WHL goal, also scored for Chilliwack, while Kevin Sundher and Jesse Craige each chipped in with a pair of assists.
Brett Sonne had a goal and an assist for the Hitmen (39-7-2-1), who now have a 24-2-0 record on home ice. Chase Schaber, Joel Broda and Carson McMillan also scored for Calgary.
Chilliwack goalie Lucas Gore made 47 saves, including 24 in the third period when the Hitmen pushed hard to score the tying goal. Rookie Hitmen goalie Michael Snider stopped 20 of the 25 shots he faced in a losing cause.