Ian Schultz had a goal and an assist Wednesday as the Calgary Hitmen beat the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-1 to clinch the Western Hockey League Central Division for the third year in a row.
It was the fifth of sixth meetings between the two clubs and the first of a home-and-home series. It was Edmonton's last home game of the season and Calgary leads the season series 5-0.
Del Cowan, Schultz, Michael Stone and Tyler Fiddler scored for Calgary (50-17-3), who will make the playoffs for the 13th straight season.
Martin Jones turned aside 20 shots in net for Calgary, which was 2-for-3 on the power play in their seventh straight win.
Elsewhere in the WHL it was: Brandon 8 Moose Jaw 2; Kootenay 5 Red Deer 1; Swift Current 5 Prince Albert 2; Regina 3 Saskatoon 2; Chilliwack 7 Prince George 4; and Tri-City 4 Seattle 1.
At Edmonton, Drew Nichol scored for the Oil Kings (16-41-13) who have lost six in a row. The Oil Kings were 0-for-7 on the power play and have yet to score with the man advantage against the Hitmen this season.
Edmonton netminder Torrie Jung stopped 26 shots.
Kris Foucault's assist gives him six points in the last three games, while Joel Broda saw his seven-game point streak snap at 12 points.
Stone now sits at 19 goals. If he hits 20, the Hitmen will break their franchise record of seven 20-goal scorers on one team.
Wheat Kings 8 Warriors 2
At Brandon, Man., Brayden Schenn scored two goals and assisted on four others as the Wheat Kings blasted Moose Jaw.
Ice 5 Rebels 1
At Cranbrook, B.C., Kootenay defenceman Joey Leach had four assists in a win over Red Deer.
Broncos 5 Raiders 2
At Prince Albert, Sask., Clark Morgan made 38 saves for Swift Current as the Broncos beat the Raiders.
Pats 3 Blades 2
At Saskatoon, Jordan Eberle scored two goals as the Regina beat the Blades.
Bruins 7 Cougars 4
At Prince George, B.C., Ryan Howse scored two goals as Chilliwack downed the Cougars.
Americans 4 Thunderbirds 1
At Kennewick, Wash., Jordan Messier scored a pair of goals and Brendan Shinnimin added three assists as Tri-City beat Seattle.