Tuesday, March 20, 2007

BCHL Playoff Update

Penticton continued their dominance over Salmon Arm defeating the Silverbacks 2-1 in triple overtime last night. Scott Gudmandson stopped 38 of 40 shots and was named Second Star of the Game, but the Vees goaltender Cory Milan stopped 45 of 46 shots to earn the victory and First Star of the Game honors. Potential UW recruit Derek Lee had an assist in the game. Penticton now leads three games to none over Salmon Arm and can close out the series tonight with a victory.

It appears as if the Burnaby Express has been playing their BCHL Semi-Final series against Nanaimo without their second-best forward and Kyle Turris' linemate Tyler McNeely. McNeely's has compiled no stats since the BCHL Quarter-Final Game #7. Despite being short-handed, the Express has stuck close to top-seeded Nanaimo throughout the series. Last night was no exception as Nanaimo downed the Express 5-3 to take a two games to one lead in the series. UW recruit Kyle Turris had three assists in the game and extended his BCHL Playoff scoring lead to 8 goals and 13 assists for 21 points in 10 games. He was also named Third Star in the game. The series continues tonight in Burnaby.