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The Calgary Hitmen’s unusual residence season got here to an finish Sunday night time.
The COVID-shortened schedule included simply 10 video games at their non permanent digs as a result of pandemic, capped by a 5-4 time beyond regulation loss to the visiting Purple Deer Rebels at Tsuut’ina Nation’s Seven Chiefs Sportsplex.
Simply 25 seconds into OT, Josh Tarzwell gained it for the Rebels (3-15-3) over the host Hitmen (9-8-3), who edged forward of the Lethbridge Hurricanes (September 11-2) within the struggle to complete third within the WHL’s Central Division, an all-Alberta class.
It was the Hitmen who compelled the additional session, erasing a 4-2 third-period deficit on targets by Zac Funk and Adam Kydd.
Sean Tschigerl and Tyson Galloway additionally discovered the again of the online for the Calgary membership, with the Tschigerl marker — his team-leading twelfth of the season — extending his career-high level scoring streak to 11 video games.
Kalen Lind and Arshdeep Bains each added a pair of targets for the Rebels with Ben King recording a trio of assists.
The Hitmen out-shot the guests 33-31 however had been turned again simply sufficient by goaltender Chase Coward.
Jack McNaughton tended the online for the Hitmen, who are actually 2-0-2 in opposition to the Rebels on the season.
The Hitmen conclude the abbreviated schedule Tuesday in opposition to the host Rebels (2-15-3) on the Westerner Park Centrium (7 p.m., watch.CHL.ca/Sportsnet 960 The Fan).
As a consequence of COVID considerations, there might be no playoffs to find out an WHL champion or a Memorial Cup king within the Canadian Hockey League.