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Kozun and Calgary continue hot November with 2-1 win over the Wheat Kings

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November has been a kind month to Brandon Kozun and the Western Hockey League-leading Calgary Hitmen.

Kozun's power-play goal midway through the third period lifted Calgary to a 2-1 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Friday night.

Kozun is on a six-game point streak, dating back to Nov. 3. Over that span, the Calgary native has five goals and three assists to bring his season total to 32 points (18 goals, 14 assists) in 25 games, good for sixth place in the WHL. His 18 goals are second only to Jamie Benn of the Kelowna Rockets, who has 19.

Bostjan Golicic also scored for the Hitmen (20-4-1-0), who have yet to lose a game in November. Calgary has won seven straight, outscoring its opponents 27-12 in the process.

The Hitmen finished October with a pair of losses. Their last loss came on Oct. 29, when the East Division-leading Saskatoon Blades edged them 3-2.

Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Everett 3, Swift Current 2; Kootenay 4, Lethbridge 2; Medicine Hat 3, Edmonton 2 (SO); Portland 4, Prince George 1; Seattle 5, Regina 3; Spokane 3, Prince Albert 2; and Vancouver 5, Kelowna 3.

At Brandon, Man., Brayden Schenn tallied for the Wheat Kings (12-8-1-0), who have had a less-productive November, posting only two wins in their first five games.

Brandon netminder Andrew Hayes and Calgary goalie Martin Jones each stopped 22 shots.

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Silvertips 3, Broncos 2

At Swift Current, Sask., Kyle Beach scored the game-winner on a third-period power play as Everett handed the Broncos their fourth straight loss.

Byron Froese scored a shorthanded goal in the opening period and Zack Dailey also scored for Everett (11-8-3-0), which closed out its six-game East Division road trip with a 3-1-2-0 record.

Justin Dowling scored both goals for Swift Current (14-9-0-0), despite the Broncos outshooting the Silvertips 28-19.

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Ice 4, Hurricanes 2

At Cranbrook, B.C., Michael Stickland had a goal and an assist as the Ice got goals from four different skaters to hand Lethbridge their sixth straight loss.

Tylan Stephens, Dustin Sylvester and Ian Barteaux also found the net for Kootenay (11-9-2-3).

Dwight King scored both goals for the Hurricanes (9-11-0-1).

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Tigers 3, Oil Kings 2 (SO)

At Edmonton, Tristan King scored the deciding goal in the fourth round of the shootout as Medicine Hat defeated the Oil Kings.

Tyler Ennis and Brennan Bosch scored in regulation for the Tigers (12-7-2-2). T.J. Foster and Brendan Dowd tallied for Edmonton (9-12-1-3).

Dowd and Ennis both scored in the second round of the shootout.

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Winter Hawks 4, Cougars 1

At Portland, Ore., Chris Francis scored twice in the second period and added an assist to lead the Winter Hawks over Prince George.

Travis Bobbee opened the scoring for Portland (6-14-0-0) and Colin Reddin added an empty-netter.

Dallas Jackson had the lone goal for the Cougars (9-13-0-1).

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Thunderhbirds 5, Pats 3

At Regina, Thomas Hickey scored two goals to help Seattle beat the Pats.

Luke Lockhart, Prab Rai and Charles Wells added goals for the Thunderbirds (8-11-1-2).

Jordan Eberle, Brett Leffler and Michael MacAngus replied for Regina (13-8-1-3).

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Chiefs 3, Raiders 2

At Prince Albert, Sask., Tyler Johnson scored the game-winner and Dustin Tokarski made 38 saves to lead Spokane past the Raiders.

Ryan Letts and Steve Kuhn also scored for the Chiefs (14-4-0-3), who have won five of their last six.

Ryan McDonald and Dustin Cameron replied for Prince Albert (13-13-0-0).

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Giants 5, Rockets 3

At Vancouver, Evander Kane's team-leading 14th goal of the season proved to be the game-winner as the Giants narrowly beat out Kelowna.

Kane has scored at least a point in each of Vancouver's 20 games this season. The Giants (16-1-0-3), built a 4-0 lead on goals from Kane, Brent Regner, James Wright and Mikhail Fisenko. Garry Nunn scored an empty-netter and added two assists.

The Rockets (12-10-0-0) made it close with third-period goals by Tyler Myers, Jamie Benn and Dylan Hood.

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