Marc Weber, The Province
Published: Sunday, March 02, 2008
COUGARS PUT DOWN
The Vancouver Giants remained in a tie with the Tri-City Americans for top spot in the WHL, beating the Cougars 5-2 in Prince George Friday for their 20th road win of the season.
Garet Hunt led the offence for the Giants scoring a pair of goals, giving him seven on the season. Jonathon Blum scored a power-play goal to give him 15 on the season, along with an assist -- the 100th of his career.
Evander Kane notched his 22nd of the season while James Wright netted his 13th of the year.
Spencer Machacek -- named Husky WHL Player of the Month for February -- had an assist in the win, extending his point-scoring streak to eight games.
The Giants were due to meet the Cougars again in Prince George late Saturday.
ROAD LOSSES PILE UP
The Chilliwack Bruins' nightmarish road trip continued Friday night with a 5-4 loss to the Regina Pats. Evan Pighin, with a pair, and Oscar Moller staked Chilliwack (26-31-4-4) to a 3-0 lead with goals less than three minutes apart midway through the first period, but it was downhill from there. Regina tied it
3-3 early in the third, then scored twice in the final 10 minutes to overcome a 4-3 deficit and hand the Bruins their fifth straight loss on their eastern swing.
It was the second straight game that the Bruins blew a 3-0 lead, and in two other games on this trip they let 3-1 advantages slip away. Last night they were at Swift Current before getting a week off.
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