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Hitmen claim first place in the WHL with a 7-2 rout of Edmonton

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EDMONTON - With no other teams in action on Sunday, Calgary's 7-2 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings vaulted the Hitmen into first place in the Western Hockey League.

Early in the second, Brandon Kozun scored the game-winner for Calgary on a wrap-around. It was his team-leading 10th goal of the season.

Brett Sonne opened the scoring for the Hitmen (10-3-0-0), burying a rebound off Oil Kings goalie Cam Lanigan's right pad on a delayed penalty call.

Michael Stone scored twice, while Paul Postma, Kyle Bortis and Brendan Rowinsky also scored for Calgary.

Tomas Vincour and Logan Proulx replied for Edmonton (5-8-1-0).

Martin Jones stopped 27 shots for the Hitmen, while Lanigan made 32 saves for the Oil Kings.

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