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Prospect Of The Week: Sam Bennett

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Sam Bennett is absolutely on fire with the Kingston Frontenacs.

The 18-year-old recorded 10 points in three games last week, giving him 21 points through nine games played this year.

"It’s going exactly the way we would have hoped," Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said last week. "He’s playing like a son-of-a-gun. He’s playing in all situations and he’s getting back up to speed."

Bennett kicked off the week with a one-goal, four-point performance in a 6-2 win over the Peterborough Petes on Mar. 10. His line, comprised of wingers Spencer Watson and Lawson Crouse, combined for nine points in the victory and he was named the first star of the game.

"I think we are peaking at the right time. We've got healthy bodies back and we're feeling good the way we are playing," Bennett said in a post-game TV interview.

On Mar. 13, Bennett scored twice in a 5-2 win over the Belleville Bulls and helped push his team to their fifth straight victory.

He finished off the week by scoring a hat trick, collecting an assist, and being named the game's first star in a 6-0 rout over North Bay Battalion. Kingston's sixth straight win clinched at least a sixth-place finish in the Eastern Conference.

"It don't think it matters who we are playing. We are just going to play our game every game and it's working right now," Bennett told KingstonFrontenacs.com.

"I don't think we are too worried about (the playoff matchup). We are ready for any team."

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