Brandon Kozun took a few strides at practice on Thurday morning, looked at Calgary Hitmen head coach Mike Williamson and gave him a quick nod – he’s good to go.
“I’ll be in the lineup (Friday),” said the star forward after the skate.
The Hitmen will play their WHL Eastern Conference rival, the Brandon Wheat Kings, for the second time in three nights. Calgary has now beaten Brandon five straight times in the postseason, including 5-1 on Wednesday night to end the round-robin portion of the tournament. The winner of Friday’s semifinal game will advance to the MasterCard Memorial Cup final on Sunday where they will face the defending champion Windsor Spitfires.
“It’s nice to get back on the ice, it felt really comfortable out there,” said Kozun, who led the entire Canadian Hockey league in scoring with 32 goals and 75 assists for 107 points in 65 regular-season WHL games.
Kozun was born in California’s San Fernando Valley – to an American father and Canadian mother – and moved to CalgaryRead More »from Kozun’s return boosts Hitmen’s title shot