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Schultz scores once, adds assist as Calgary blanks Edmonton 4-0 in WHL

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CALGARY - Ian Schultz had a goal and an assist to lead the Calgary Hitmen to a 4-0 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings in WHL action Wednesday night.

Mackenzie Royer, Tyler Fiddler and Brandon Kozun also scored for the Hitmen (10-3-0), who have reeled off three straight victories. For Royer, the night's number one star, it was is first goal of the season and he added an assist for a two-point night.

Schultz, a St. Louis Blues draft pick, took a hard hit to set up the Kozun's seventh goal of the year.

"Kozie makes it pretty easy to play out there," said Schultz. "I heard him yelling for it in the slot and just kind of fired him a pass and knew exactly where he wanted it. He just put it in the back of the net which makes my job pretty easy."

Calgary goalie Michael Snider recorded his second shutout of the year by making 18 saves.

Edmonton netminder Torrie Jung stopped 28 of 32 shots, but was mercifully yanked by Oil Kings coach Steve Pleau early in the third period after the Hitmen scored their fourth goal.

Edmonton (6-6-2) has now dropped two games in a row after losing at home to the Saskatoon Blades on Sunday.

Calgary is now undefeated in two games against the Oil Kings this year. The two teams will meet for a rematch Friday night in Edmonton.

Hitmen head coach Mike Williamson expects a tougher test this weekend.

"The biggest thing is to not getting complacent," he said. "Tonight's win doesn't mean anything if we don't go and put a good effort in Edmonton. One thing you can count on from them is that they're always going to play hard and they are always going to be ready and there is going to be a lot of intensity."

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