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January 15 2011 at 6:22 PM
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Bennett pots a pair as Giants win fifth in six games

By Sports Reporter, The Province

January 15, 2011

Spencer Bennett, pictured in action earlier this month, had two goals as the Vancouver Giants topped the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-2 on Friday night at Pacific Coliseum.

Photograph by: Ian Lindsay, PNG files

Make it five wins in six games for the Vancouver Giants, who topped the Medicine Hat Tigers 3-2 on Friday at the Pacific Coliseum.

Spencer Bennett, with a pair, and Brendan Rowinski scored for Vancouver, while Mark Segal made 30 saves in the victory.

Medicine Hat (27-13-2-0) is one of the better teams in the WHL.

The positive play for Vancouver (21-18-1-4) follows a stretch of seven losses in eight games before general manager Scott Bonner shook up his roster through trades, and several players returned from injury.

Bennett was one of the players picked up when Bonner dealt captain Craig Cunningham to the Portland Winterhawks. The White Rock native scored his first of the night 45 seconds after Medicine Hat opened the scoring through Dylan Busenius midway through the opening period.

Bennett's second — and 18th of the year — came on the power play at 12:49 of the third with the score tied 2-2.

Giants' winger Brendan Gallagher finished with three assists.

Vancouver plays three games in as many nights this weekend. They're at the Tri-City Americans in Kennewick, Wash., Saturday, and at the Seattle Thunderbirds on Sunday.

Also Friday, the Chilliwack Bruins lost 7-3 away to the Prince George Cougars, so the Cougars maintain first place in the B.C. Division over Vancouver. The teams are tied on points but Prince George has a game in hand.

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