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Brassart scores two goals, leads Hitmen to 5-2 victory over Rebels

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CALGARY - Brady Brassart scored twice as the Calgary Hitmen defeated the visiting Red Deer Rebels 5-2 on Sunday in Western Hockey League action Sunday.

Brassart has now scored in three straight games and has 25 goals on the season, which is good for second in team scoring behind Jimmy Bubnick, who has 32.

Bubnick, Jake Virtanen and Collin Bowman also scored for the Hitmen (42-24-3), who have won three straight and sit fourth in the East, while Victor Rask chipped in with two assists.

John Persson and Adam Kambeitz each had a goal and an assist for the Rebels (30-33-6), who have now dropped their last five meetings with Calgary and are officially eliminated from post-season play.

Brandon Glover made 13 saves for his 20th win of the season while Bolton Pouliot turned away 25 shots in defeat.

Calgary went 1 for 5 on the power play as Red Deer scored once on three chances with the man advantage.

Bowman opened the scoring 6:26 into the game and Virtanen made it 2-0 Hitmen with a power-play goal at 12:11.

Kambeitz got Red Deer on the board when he scored with the man advantage at 14:08.

Brassart scored the only goal of the second period, giving Calgary a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes of play.

Persson scored 3:39 into the third period but Brassart responded with his second of the game 31 seconds later.

Bubnick added a late goal in the final minute of the game.

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