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Brandon Kozun's hat trick leads Hitmen past Pats 6-2

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REGINA - Brandon Kozun had a hat trick for Calgary as the Hitmen topped the Regina Pats 6-2 in the Western Hockey League action Wednesday.

Also piling up the points for Calgary (38-16-2) was Misha Fisenko (one goal, two assists), Ian Schultz (three assists), Cody Sylvester(two assists), while Rigby Burgart and Tyler Fiddler also scored.

Supplying the offence for Regina (24-27-7) was Carter Ashton with a goal and an assist, while Hampus Gustafsson also scored.

The Hitmen have now won six a row while the loss marks Regina's fifth in six games.

After a scoreless first, Calgary broke the game open in the second with four goals, three of which came from Kozun.

The L.A Kings sixth round pick scored his first two by going hard to the net.

Fisenko then added a goal of his own with the help of an extra attacker during a delayed penalty to Regina's Brett Leffler.

Regina goalie Damien Ketlo made a great initial save but no one was there to keep Fisenko from flipping his ninth of the season over the sprawled out netminder.

Kozun completed his hat trick near the end of the period when he knocked in his own rebound after another great save by Ketlo.

Kozun's three-goal night gives him 79 points (27 goals, 52 assists) on the season and moves him up from fourth in league scoring to a second place tie with Regina's Jordan Eberle.

Regina did manage to get on the board in between when Gustafsson one-timed a rebound from point-blank range past Calgary goalie Martin Jones.

Burgart and Fiddler capped things off for Calgary with a goal each in the third while Ashton recorded his 23rd of the year for Regina.

Jones (25-10-0), who went 4-0-0 last week and was named WHL player and CHL goalie of the week, made 33 saves for the win. Taking the loss and making 32 stops for the Pats was Ketlo (17-14-6).

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