EDMONTON - Adrian Van de Mosselaer scored once and added three assists - including one on Brett Breitkreuz's game winner - as the Edmonton Oil Kings rallied to beat the rival Calgary Hitmen 4-3 on Saturday night in the Western Hockey League.
The Oil Kings stormed back from a 3-1 deficit with two quick goals in the third, setting the stage for Breitkreuz's heroics at 6:18 of the period. Breitkreuz took a pass from Van de Mosselaer and fired a wrist shot past Hitmen goaltender Dan Spence to give Edmonton (1-1-0-0) the lead for good.
The Oil Kings opened the scoring less than two minutes into the first period, with Brendan Dowd tipping a Van de Mosselaer point shot past Spence.
Calgary (1-1-0-0) replied quickly as Brandon Kozun scored his second goal in as many nights, one-timing a pass from Kyle Bortis. Calgary took the lead three minutes later after Ian Schultz fired a shot that deflected off the stick of Oil Kings winger Robin Soudek and past netminder Dalyn Flette.
Calgary extended its lead to 3-1 at 5:39 of the second period on the power play, as Bortis scored his second of the night past a prone Flette.
Dowd trimmed the lead at 1:15 of the third and Van de Mosselaer drew Edmonton even 61 seconds later, with both players beating Spence between the pads.
Spence stopped 35 shots for Calgary, while Flette made 22 saves for the Oil Kings.