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Postma and Golicic score pairs as Hitmen double up on Vancouver 6-3

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CALGARY - Paul Postma and Bostjan Golicic each scored twice to lead the Calgary Hitmen to a 6-3 win over the Vancouver Giants in a battle of the top two teams in the Western Hockey League on Friday night.

Joel Broda notched his WHL-leading 38th goal of the season for the Hitmen (39-6-2-1) and added an assist, Michael Stone also scored, while Carson McMillan had a pair of assists. The victory in front of 14,244 fans at the Pengrowth Saddledome extended Calgary's franchise record to 18 straight wins at home.

Mikail Fisenko had a goal and an assist for the Giants (36-4-0-3), whose four-game winning streak came to an end. Brendan Gallagher and Brent Regner also scored for Vancouver.

Calgary goalie Martin Jones made 27 saves to record his league-leading 28th win of the season, while Tyson Sexsmith stopped 27 shots at the other end.

Postma opened the scoring for the Hitmen in the first period before Gallagher and Fisenko notched goals eight seconds apart to give the Giants a 2-1 lead.

Early in the second, Stone blasted a slap shot past Sexsmith to tie the game at 2-2 before Regner tapped in a cross-crease pass from Fisenko during a Vancouver power play.

The Hitmen tied up the game once again at 16:05 of the middle frame when Golicic backhanded a loose puck past Sexsmith after defenceman Matt Mackenzie's point shot bounced off the end boards and right onto his stick.

Calgary then put the game away in the third when Postma, Golicic and Broda reeled off three goals in a span of 4:34.

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