The top team in the Western Hockey League showed no mercy to the worst team in the Eastern Conference.
Joel Broda scored a hat trick and added an assist as the Calgary Hitmen rolled over the Moose Jaw Warriors 8-4 in WHL action Sunday. The Hitmen scored four in the second period as they improved their league-best record to 51-7-3-1.
Calgary forwards Kris Foucault and Brett Sonne each scored twice while Brandon Kozun added one goal and three assists.
Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Seattle 3 Chilliwack 1; Kootenay 4 Red Deer 3 (SO); Brandon 4 Prince Albert 1; and Spokane 5 Prince George 3.
At Moose Jaw, Sask., Quinton Howden, Martin Filo, Jason Bast and Brendan Rowinski scored Moose Jaw, which dropped further in the Eastern Conference basement at 16-39-1-2.
Calgary goalie Michael Snider made 21 saves for the win, while at the other end Josh Bosch was yanked after allowing six goals on 19 shots. Deven Dubyk replaced him, stopping 11 of 13.
Thunderbirds 3 Bruins 1
At Seattle, Jeremy Boyer, Devon LeBlanc and Greg Scott all scored in the third period to lift the Thunderbirds to a win over Chilliwack.
With the win, Seattle (27-28-1-3) moved ahead of Everett into sixth place in the Western Conference standings.
Scott MacDonald replied for the Bruins (14-40-2-4).
Ice 4 Rebels 3 (SO)
At Cranbrok, B.C., Max Reinhart and Tylan Stephens scored in the shootout as Kootenay edged Red Deer.
Joe Antilla, with two, and Dominic Pacovsky scored in regulation for Kootenay (28-23-2-6).
Landan Ferraro, Jordie Deagle and Carter Smith replied for Red Deer (19-31-1-8).
Wheat Kings 4 Raiders 1
At Prince Albert, Sask., Matt Calvert scored two goals as Brandon beat the Raiders.
Jay Fehr had a goal and an assist while Colby Robak also scored for Brandon (39-16-3-1).
Igor Revenko scored late for the Raiders (26-31-3-1), spoiling Brandon goaltender James Priestner's shutout bid.
Chiefs 5 Cougars 3
At Spokane, Wash., Drayson Bowman had two goals as the Chiefs scored five straight goals in the third period and beat Prince Gerorge.
Justin McCrae, Ondrej Roman and Levko Koper also scored for the Chiefs (38-16-0-3), while Jared Spurgeon added three assists.
Marek Viedensky had two goals and an assist and Dallas Jackson also scored for Prince George (23-35-0-2), which lead 3-0 after 40 minutes.