Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Badger Recruits In BCHL Playoffs

Two Badger recruits have made it to the semi-finals of the BCHL Fred Page Cup Playoffs. Forward Mark "First Star" Zengerle and his Salmon Arm Silverbacks are in a heated series with the Powell River kings. Also, forward Derek Lee and his Victoria Grizzlies are locked in a battle with the Vernon Vipers.

Zengerle has been banged up so far in the playoffs. He took an elbow to the head and received several stiches in game two of the last Salmon Arm series and didn't return for the rest of the series. Zengerle has returned to action but has been fairly innefective so far. The Silverbacks are down 2-1 in the series and Zengerle has only registered 1 assist in the three games. Salmon Arm is in action tonight at home in game 4.

Derek Lee has also been banged up so far this playoffs. He's been in and out of the lineup and cant find any consistency. Like Zengerle's Salmon Arm squad, Lee's Grizzlies are also down in the series 2-1. Lee was held off the scoresheet in game 1 and game 3 but registered a goal and an assist in a game 2 loss. Victoria will be on the road tonight trying to even up the series in Powell.

It would be really sweet if Zengerle and Lee could somehow carry thier teams to series victories so they could play each other for the Fred Page Cup. If you don't remember, Lee was traded this offseason to Victoria from Salmon Arm. It would make for an interesting matchup to say the least.