BCHL Today: Vees add another assistant captain, Benn on the brink, and the BCHLNetwork Three Stars of the Night return


Vees name Costantini assistant captain

The Penticton Vees have named 2002-born Matteo Costantini as an assistant captain for the 2020-21 season. He joins captain Fin Williams along with assistants Tyler Ho, Jackson Niedermayer, and Ethan Martini as the Vees leadership core.

Costantini led the Buffalo Jr. Sabres of the Ontario Junior Hockey League in scoring in 2019-20 with 36 goals and 32 assists in 50 games.

Benn and the Stars on the verge of elimination

Jamie Benn (42 goals and 23 assists in 61 games with Victoria from 2005-07) had an assist for his first point of the Stanley Cup Final, but the Dallas Stars captain and his team are on the verge of being knocked out by the Tampa Bay Lightning after a 5-4 overtime loss on Friday night.

The Lightning now has a 3-1 series lead and can win the Stanley Cup with a win in game five tonight in the National Hockey League’s Edmonton bubble.

Three Stars of the Night

First Star: Penticton forward Tristan Amonte scored the first two goals of the game in a 7-0 shellacking of Salmon Arm.

Second Star: West Kelowna goaltender Johnny Derrick made 29 saves in a 4-1 win over Vernon.

Third Star: Nanaimo forward Maxwell Dukovac scored the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Victoria.

Honourable Mentions: Warriors forward Felix Trudeau and Vees forward Quinn Hutson each scored a pair of goals. Penticton forward Tyler Ho and West Kelowna forward John Evans both notched a pair of assists. Silverbacks goaltender Riley Kohonick stopped 34 shots.