Hitmen blasted by Wheat Kings, 8-3. BDN leads series 1-0.
A rough start eventually evened out by the 2nd period for the Calgary Hitmen as they battled the Brandon Wheat Kings in Game 1 of their best-of-7 series in the Eastern Final of the WHL playoffs. Brandon struck first twice with goals from John Quenneville and Jayce Hawryluk. Pavel Karnaukhov would bring the Hitmen within 1 before the 1st buzzer. Then in the middle frame, Beck Malenstyn evened things up at 2-2. Quenneville then added his 2nd of the game to give the Wheat Kings the edge again,...