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Stanley Cup Final

Broda has natural hat trick as Calgary blanks Moose Jaw Warriors 3-0

Saturday, 01.23.2010 / 4:05 AM / News

The Canadian Press

CALGARY - Joel Broda recorded a natural hat trick to lead the Calgary Hitmen to a 5-0 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors in Western Hockey League action on Friday night.

After missing the past three games due to concussion-like symptoms, Broda made his return to the Hitmen lineup and scored once in the second period and twice in the third to give him a team-leading 24 goals on the season.

Jimmy Bubnick and Brandon Kozun also scored for the Hitmen (31-15-2). Calgary moved into sole possession of top spot in the Central Division.

Netminder Martin Jones stopped all 23 shots he faced for his third shutout of the year and 11th of his career, while Tyler Shattock chipped in with a pair of assists.

Moose Jaw goalie Jeff Bosch started in net for the Warriors (25-16-5) and stopped 24 of 29 shots before being pulled at 5:05 of the third. Brandon Glover was forced to make just two saves in a relief appearance.

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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4