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WHL: Hitmen blank Tigers; Jones records another home shutout

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The Canadian Press
1/4/2009 11:35:33 PM
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CALGARY - Hitman goalie Martin Jones is keeping his home net off limits to visiting teams.

Jones made 19 saves to record his third straight shutout on home ice as the red-hot Calgary Hitmen won their 11th straight Western Hockey League game with a 6-0 thumping of the Medicine Hat Tigers on Sunday afternoon.

Bostjan Golicic led all scorers with a goal and two assists for the Hitmen (36-5-1-1), while Jason MacDonald, Alex Plante, Carson McMillan and Brandon Kozun each had a goal and an assist.

Keith Seabrook also scored for the No. 1 ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League, while Tyler Fiddler and Brendan Rowinski each set up a pair of goals.

Elsewhere in the WHL, it was: Wheat Kings 7, Regina Pats 2; and Thunderbirds 3, Blazers 1.

At Calgary, rookie 16-year-old netminder Tyler Bunz started in net for the Tigers (22-13-3-3), but was pulled in the second after giving up four goals on 16 shots. Ryan Holfeld made 14 saves in a relief appearance.

Wheat Kings 7, Regina Pats 2

At Brandon, Man., Jay Fehr scored two goals to lead the Wheat Kings over the Regina Pats.

Andrew Clark, Paul Ciarelli, Scott Glennie, Matt Calvert and Jordan Hale also scored for the Wheat Kings (24-13-2-1), who won their fourth straight.

Mitch Czibere and Graham Hood replied for the Pats (19-20-1-4), who have dropped five in a row.

Thunderbirds 3, Blazers 1

At Seattle, Thunderbirds goalie Jacob DeSerres made 33 saves on 34 shots to lead his team over the Kamloops Blazers.

Luke Lockhart, Jeremy Boyer, and Greg Scott scored for Seattle (17-20-1-2).

C.J. Stretch scored for Kamloops (17-21-1-4).

Calgary Hitmen (Photo: TSN)

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