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Dupont scores twice, adds assist to lead Hitmen to 4-3 win over Broncos

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SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. (CP) - Brodie Dupont scored twice and added an assist as the Calgary Hitmen skated to a 4-3 win over the Swift Current Broncos in Western Hockey League action Sunday.

Dupont's three points, including his team-leading 32nd and 33rd goals of the season, came as the Hitmen broke open a 1-1 game with three unanswered goals in the second period. Calgary outshot Swift Current 12-4 in the middle period and 31-25 overall. Calgary also had goals from Freddie Pattersson and Keegan Dansereau.

Swift Current, who rebounded with a pair of third period goals, had goals from Dale Weise and imports Daniel Rakos and David Stieler.

Hitmen goaltender Dan Spence won his 23rd game of the season, stopping 23 shots. Broncos starting netminder Kyle Moir dropped to 14-21-0-1 after yielding four goals on 26 shots over two periods of play. Replacement Travis Yonkman stopped all five shots he faced during his third period stint in goal.

The win improves Calgary's third-place record in the Central Division to 31-21-3-4. Swift Current sits fourth in the East Division after falling to 25-29-1-2.

Calgary captured a point in all four regular season games against the Broncos by winning two of their four match-ups in regulation, while Swift Current claimed a win in overtime and one win in a shootout.

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