BCHL Today: Vees alum Sexton announces retirement, Three Stars Rewind looks at Vernon’s 2009 RBC Cup win

Vees alum Sexton announces retirement

Forward Ben Sexton (13 goals, 29 assists in 50 games with Penticton in 2009-10) took to Twitter on Saturday to announce his retirement.

Sexton, 28, missed all of the 2019-20 season due to concussion issues. He had seven goals and 12 assists in 43 American Hockey League games split between Belleville and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton during 2018-19.

The Clarkson University grad was selected in the 7th round, 206th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Three Stars of the Night ⏪ May 10, 2009

First Star: Vernon goaltender Andrew Hammond stopped 27 shots as the Vipers beat Humboldt 2-0 to win the 2009 RBC Cup national junior A championship.

Second Star: Vipers forward Braden Pimm scored the game-winner on a power play in the second period.

Third Star: Vernon forward and tournament MVP Kyle Bigos notched a power play goal with six minutes left in the third period.

Honourable Mentions: Broncos goaltender Mathieu Larochelle made 22 saves in the loss.