Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Hitmen will be tough to stop....

Memo to the rest of the WHL: The Calgary Hitmen are playing their best hockey of the season and looking like a formidable force down the stretch.

The Hitmen barely broke a sweat in a convincing 6-1 win over the Broncos, handing them their biggest home ice loss of the season.

Calgary dominated all three periods, even when they called off the dogs up 5-1 in the third.

Granted the Broncos just didn't have it tonight, it was made worse by the fact the Hitmen played another solid game. Just six days ago they skated to a 2-1 win over the Broncos in Swift Current in a score that flattered the home team somewhat.

Calgary and Brandon for my money are the teams to beat in the East right now. The trade they made with Kamloops at the deadline to bring in Stebner, Bubnick and Shattock is starting to pay dividends.

Throw in a world class goaltender like Martin Jones (who backed-up tonight) and it makes them even more of a force.

I've seen some good teams this year, and Calgary is right there with all of them. It was their fifth win in a row.

Cody Eakin scored the lone Broncos goal on a PP in the 2nd period to get on the board with the Broncos trailing 3-0.

The Broncos are in Saskatoon Wednesday night.


1 comment:

Jeff said...

Let's hope the Broncos can pay Saskatoon back for their antics after last game. A win can do the Broncos some good if both P.A & MJ lose tonight.