BCHL Today: Benn and the Stars stay alive and Three Stars of the Night


Benn and the Stars force game six in Stanley Cup Final

Jamie Benn (42 goals and 23 assists in 61 games with Victoria from 2005-07) didn’t hit the scoresheet but his Dallas Stars avoided elimination in game five of the Stanley Cup Final with a 3-2 double-overtime win against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Game six goes on Monday at 5 pm in the National Hockey League’s Edmonton bubble as the Stars try and force a seventh and deciding game in the series.

Three Stars of the Night

First Star: Penticton forward Quinn Hutson had two goals and an assist as the Vees thumped Salmon Arm 8-2.

Second Star: Clippers goaltender Jordan Naylor made 40 saves as Nanaimo edged Victoria 4-3.

Third Star: Grizzlies forward Alex DiPaolo scored a pair of goals in the loss to the Clippers.

Honourable Mentions: Vees defenseman Ben Wozney and forward Liam Malmquist each notched three assists. Penticton forward Luc Wilson had two goals. Nanaimo defenseman Carter Rose and Vees forward Matteo Costantini each had two assists.