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Brandon Kozun notches four points as Hitmen thump Rebels 7-2

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Brandon Kozun had a goal and three assists to lead the Calgary Hitmen to a 7-2 win over the Red Deer Rebels in Western Hockey League action Friday.

Brett Sonne scored twice for the Hitmen (53-7-3-1), who won their 10th straight game and established a new franchise record with their 31st win of the season on home ice.

Joel Broda and Michael Stone each chipped in with a goal and two assists, Bostjan Golicic scored once and set up another, while Keith Seabrook added the other.

Luke Egener and Colin Archer scored for the Rebels (19-33-1-8), who have gone winless against the Hitmen in five games this season. The same two teams play each other for the final time this season in Red Deer on Saturday night.

Calgary goalie Martin Jones made 27 saves to record his 40th win and set a new franchise record for most wins by a Hitmen goalie in a season.

Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Regina 5, Moose Jaw 2; Swift Current 4, Kootenay 2; Medicine Hat 6, Lethbridge 3; Kamloops 4, Chilliwack 2; Edmonton 3, Prince George 2; Tri-City 5, Everett 2; Kelowna 6, Vancouver 2; and Seattle 3, Spokane 0.

Jones, who stopped a penalty shot by Red Deer's Landon Ferraro in the first period, broke the old mark of 39 set by Alexandre Fomitchev in the 1997-98 season.

Red Deer goalie Darcy Kuemper stopped 23 of 29 shots he faced in a losing cause. Back-up netminder Cam Gorchynski played the final 3:05 of the first period and stopped one of two shots he faced.

Pats 5, Warriors 2

At Regina, Tomas Hricina scored two goals to help Regina (24-31-1-5) beat Moose Jaw (16-41-1-2).

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Broncos 4, Ice 2

At Swift Current, Sask., third period goals 19 seconds apart from Mike Brown and Michael Stickland helped Swift Current (34-26-1-1) to a comeback win over Kootenay (28-24-2-6).

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Tigers 6, Hurricanes 3

At Lethbridge, Alta., Medicine Hat (32-23-4-3) scored three times in a little over seven minutes in the second period as the Tigers beat Lethbridge (30-26-2-3).

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Blazers 4, Bruins 2

At Chilliwack, B.C., Seth Compton and Tyler Shattock both scored twice to lead Kamloops (28-29-1-4) over Chilliwack (15-41-2-4).

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Oil Kings 3, Cougars 2

At Prince George, B.C., Tomas Vincour returned from a shoulder injury and had a goal and an assist to lead Edmonton (26-31-2-4) to the victory over Prince George (26-37-0-2).

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Americans 5, Silvertips 2

At Kennewick, Wash., Tri-City (41-16-0-3) scored four unanswered goals in the third period to rally for a victory over Everett (25-27-7-2).

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Rockets 6, Giants 2

At Vancouver, Cody Almond had a hat-trick and Mikael Backlund added a goal and an assist to lead Kelowna (36-20-1-3) to a win over Vancouver (48-6-1-3).

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Thunderbirds 3, Chiefs 0

At Kent, Wash., Rookie goaltender Calvin Pickard stopped 36 shots to post the second shutout of his career and lead Seattle (28-29-1-3) to a win over Spokane (39-17-0-3).

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