EDMONTON - Ian Schultz took matters into his own hands late in the third to lift the Calgary Hitmen to a 4-2 victory Saturday, spoiling the Edmonton Oil Kings' Western Hockey League season opener.
Schultz deked Tyler Hlookoff before Torrie Jung through the five-hole with four minutes remaining for Calgary (2-0-0). Edmonton's T.J. Foster was stopped less than two minutes into the game as Calgary netminder Martin Jones stretched out the left pad on the rebound.
Tomas Vincour opened the scoring for Edmonton (0-1-0) at 4:01 of the first tipping a puck through Jones' five-hole.
Momentum started to shift Calgary's way in the second period with Tyler Fiddler ringing a shot off the crossbar on the power play six minutes into the frame.
Just over five minutes later, Ben Wilson's shot from the point at 11:39 of the second evened things up with Fiddler causing havoc in front of Oil King netminder Torrie Jung.
The third period was quiet for the first fourteen minutes before the snipers came out. Brandon Kozun broke in on a two-on-one, passing across to Fiddler who picked the glove corner.
Raedeke replied less than a minute later, picking the same spot on Jones to tie things at 2-2 before Schultz's winner.
Kozun closed out the scoring with an empty net goal.
Jung stopped 20 shots in net for Edmonton, while Jones turned aside 23 for Calgary.