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Brent Benson scores winning goal in shootout, Blades beat Broncos 4-3

Thursday, 02.09.2012 / 12:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Brent Benson scores winning goal in shootout, Blades beat Broncos 4-3

SASKATOON - Brent Benson scored the shootout winner as the Saskatoon Blades beat the Swift Current Broncos 4-3 in Western Hockey League action Wednesday.

Connor Cox, Michael Burns and Matej Stransky, with his 29th of the season, scored in regulation for the Blades (33-20-1), who trailed 2-0 after the first period.

Rookie Coda Gordon scored his 21st of the season for Swift Current (20-29-6) on a power play. Brad Hoban and Levi Bews also scored.

Andrey Makarov stopped 31 shots for Saskatoon.

Austin Smith made 41 saves for Swift Current.

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