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Brandon Kozun leads the way for Calgary as Hitmen beat Ice 7-2 in WHL action @NHL

The Calgary Hitmen continue to punish their opponents at home.

Brandon Kozun had a goal and three assists to lead the Hitmen to a 7-2 win over the Kootenay Ice in Western Hockey League action Wednesday.

Ian Schultz and Michale Stone each had a goal and an assist for the Hitmen (17-6-0), who won their seventh straight home game.

Kris Foucault, Matt MacKenzie, Misha Fisenko and Cody Sylvester also scored Calgary, while Joel Broda chipped in with two assists.

Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Swift Current 2 Prince Albert 1; Brandon 7 Prince George 3; Kelowna 2 Red Deer 1; Vancouver 5 Chilliwack 1; and Medicine Hat 6 Tri-City 1.

At Calgary, Joe Antilla and Brock Montgomery scored for the Ice (8-12-1), who built a 2-0 lead by the 11:13 mark of the first period before the Hitmen reeled off the next seven goals.

Kootenay had gone 3-0-1 in its previous four games.

Calgary goalie Michael Snider made 32 saves to improve his record to 8-2-0.

Starting Koootenay goalie Todd Mathews stopped 11 of the 15 shots he faced before being replaced by Nathan Lieuwen at the 7:34 mark of the second period.

Lieuwen made 11 saves in relief.

Broncos 2 Raiders 1

At Swift Current,Sask., Andy Blanke's first career WHL goal was the difference as the Broncos beat Prince Albert.


Wheat Kings 7 Cougars 3

At Brandon, Man., Matt Calvert and Toni Rajala each notched two goals and an assist as the Wheat Kings beat Prince George.


Rockets 2 Rebels 1

At Kelowna, B.C., Adam Brown made 32 saves and Kyle St. Denis scored the game-winner in the third period as the Rockets edged Red Deer.


Giants 5 Bruins 1

At Chilliwack, B.C., Kevin Connauton and Neil Manning each had a goal and an assist as Vancouver scored five unanswered goals and beat the Bruins.


Tigers 6 Americans 1

At Medicine Hat, Alta., the Tigers got production from all four lines and solid goaltending from 17-year-old Tyler Bunz to beat Tri-City.

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