RED DEER, Alta. - Dustin Sproat scored on a penalty shot and the Bentley Generals held on for a 3-2 win over the Kenora Thistles on Friday in round-robin play at the Allan Cup, Canada's senior amateur men's hockey championship.
Sean Robertson had a power-play goal for Bentley (3-0) in the first period, while Matt Stefanishion scored in the second. Sproat's third-period goal was the eventual winner as Dan Bakala made 19 saves for the Alberta club.
Jeff Bowen had a pair of power-play goals for Kenora (1-3), while Ryan Person stopped 30 shots for the Ontario team.
Bowen scored his second goal with 21 seconds left to play, making Sproat's penalty shot the game-winning goal.
Meanwhile, Chris Hulit had a goal and an assist as the Clarenville Caribous topped the Rosetown RedWings 6-2.
Brett Morrison and Ryan Desrosiers also scored in the second for Clarenville (3-0), while Matt Quinn, Andrew Sweetland and Dale Sullivan had goals for the Newfoundland team as well.