Winger pulls trick in Hitmen road win

SCOTT FISHER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:29 AM ET

Bostjan Golicic got the hat in The Hat.

The Slovenian import scored three times and added an assist while Brett Sonne and Keith Seabrook potted a pair apiece as the Hitmen blasted the Tigers 8-4 last night in Medicine Hat.

Paul Postma also scored and Brandon Kozun chipped in with four assists as the Hitmen powerplay converted on five of nine opportunities.

Calgary snipers have scored 21 goals in the team's last three outings.

Defenceman Bo Montgomery scored his first career WHL goal in his 94th game for the Tigers, who also received markers from Tyler Ennis, Brennan Bosch and Sean Ringrose

Seabrook and Golicic staked the visitors to a 2-0 lead, but the Tigers answered with two straight goals before the end of the opening period.

Golicic put the Hitmen (45-7-3-1) back on top, but Bosch replied just 22 seconds later. The streaky winger finished off the hat-trick at the 7:42 mark of the second period with the first of five straight Hitmen goals.

Sonne made it 5-3 near the midway point of the period.

The world junior star's 33rd of the season was the last puck Medicine Hat starter Ryan Holfeld would see.

But Tyler Bunz, who came on in relief, didn't fare much better as Postma extended his points streak to a career-high 11 games with Calgary's third powerplay goal of the game.

The Hitmen blueliner is now one goal away from the franchise record for goals by a defenceman. Kenton Smith potted 19 tallies in 1998-99.

Sonne was back for more, again with the man advantage, before the period was out and the visitors took a 7-3 lead to the dressing room.

Seabrook and Ringrose traded third-period markers.

The Hitmen have won all five meetings against the Tigers (28-21-3-3), outscoring their Central Division rivals 25-7.

They'll meet one more time in the regular season, March 14 in the Gas City.

HIT PARADE

The three stars were Hitmen RW Brandon Kozun, Hitmen LW Bostjan Golicic and Tigers D Tomas Kundratek ... Scratches for the Hitmen were LW Kris Foucault (flu), C Cody Sylvester (flu), D Matt Mackenzie (broken jaw) and LW Rigby Burgart ... The Hitmen visit the Swift Current Broncos tonight before returning home to host the Kootenay Ice Sunday (5 p.m. at the 'Dome). Both games are on Fan 960 radio.


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