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Kozun's four points leads the way as Calgary Hitmen thump Red Deer Rebels 8-1

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CALGARY - Brandon Kozun set up four goals to lead the Calgary Hitmen to a 8-1 win over the Red Deer Rebels in Western Hockey League action Sunday afternoon.

Joel Broda had a pair of goals and added two assists for the Hitmen (52-17-3), who won their final nine games of the season to capture the Scotty Munro Trophy as the WHL's top team.

Kris Foucault also scored twice for the Hitmen, while Michael Stone, Ben Wilson, Del Cowan and Justin Kirsch added singles.

Brett Ferguson scored the lone goal of the game for the Rebels (39-28-5), who finished sixth in the Eastern Conference standings and will face the Saskatoon Blades in the first round of the upcoming WHL playoffs.

Kozun overtook Jordan Eberle of the Regina Pats to win the Bob Clarke Trophy as the WHL's leading scorer. Kozun, who counted 32 goals and 75 assists in 65 games, finished one point ahead of Eberle, who scored 50 times and set up 56 others in 57 games.

Calgary goalie Michael Snider made 23 saves. Darcy Kuemper started in net for the Rebels and stopped eight of 13 shots he faced before being replaced in goal in the second period by Kraymer Barnstable, who finished the game with nine saves.

The Hitmen will now have home-ice advantage over either the Swift Current Broncos or Moose Jaw Warriors in the first round of the WHL playoffs starting on Thursday.

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