Broda pots milestone marker in win

SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:17 AM ET

If the first outing of a five-game road swing offers any indication of what's to come, the Calgary Hitmen should apply for a permit to transport dangerous weapons.

Calgary's top guns were at their best last night in Prince George, filling the net in a 7-0 shellacking of the host Cougars.

The offensive onslaught included Joel Broda's 50th of the campaign, making him the first Hitmen player to hit the milestone since Pavel Brendl in 1999-2000.

Kyle Bortis, Brandon Kozun, Keith Seabrook, Jason MacDonald, Bostjan Golicic and Carson McMillan each had singles for the Hitmen, who improved to 56-8-3-1.

Goalie Martin Jones made 25 saves to earn to his eighth shutout of the campaign.

Jones leads the Western Hockey League with 43 wins.

The Cougars (24-40-0-2) are sitting in eighth spot in the WHL's Western Conference, but didn't gain any ground last night.

The hosts failed to convert on seven powerplay opportunities, while the Hitmen lit the lamp three times with the man advantage.

The Cougars have lost seven of their past eight games.

As if there's not enough firepower up front, the Hitmen got plenty of contribution from their blueline last night.

In addition to Seabrook's tally, Paul Postma had a pair of assists and Austin Madaisky and Alex Plante each chipped in with a helper. Eric Bonsor was a team-best plus-four.

The Hitmen are back in action tonight, when they visit the Kamloops Blazers.


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