Calgary Hitmen End Losing Streak with Thrilling 4-3 Victory over Medicine Hat Tigers

Discover how the Calgary Hitmen ended their losing streak with a thrilling 4-3 win against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Tigers.

The Calgary Hitmen snapped their five-game losing streak with a hard-fought 4-3 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Hitmen got off to a strong start, taking a commanding 3-0 lead in the first period. Fraser Leonard opened the scoring with his second goal of the season, followed by Brandon Gorzynski's goal just five minutes later. Sean Tschigerl extended the lead with a power-play goal, assisted by Oliver Tulk.

However, the Tigers fought back, scoring three unanswered goals to tie the game. It was Carter Yakemchuk's goal in the second period that proved to be the game winner, as the third period remained scoreless. With this win, Calgary now holds a record of 12-15-3-1. They will close out their pre-holiday break schedule on Sunday against the Swift Current Broncos before embarking on a road trip in the B.C. Division.

The standout players of the game were Sean Tschigerl, who contributed a goal and an assist and was named the first star, and Maxim Muranov, who earned the third star. Tschigerl's goal also moved him up to 16th place on the club's all-time point list. The victory is a much-needed boost for the Hitmen, who had been struggling in recent games. They will look to carry this momentum into their upcoming games and continue to climb up the standings.