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Franson scores winner as the Giants beat the Cougars

Saturday, 12.15.2012 / 1:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Franson scores winner as the Giants beat the Cougars

VANCOUVER - Cain Franson scored the winning goal at 13:02 of the third period as the Vancouver Giants edged the visiting Prince George Cougars 2-1 on Friday in Western Hockey League play.

Trevor Cheek had a goal and an assist for the Giants (8-23-0), who halted a three-game losing streak.

Jari Erricson scored the lone goal for the Cougars (10-17-4), who have dropped four straight contests.

Payton Lee made 31 saves for the win as Mac Engel made 21 saves in a losing cause.

Both clubs went 0 for 3 on the power play.

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I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday