Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Derek Lee's Victoria Grizzlies Hosting Game 7 Tonight

The Victoria Grizzlies dug themselves a 3-1 hole in the Coastal Conference finals vs the Powell River Kings. Good thing they traded for Derek Lee over the summer.

Lee, a 2009 Badger forward recruit, has put the Grizzlies on his back over the last two games to force a game 7 tonight on Victoria's home Ice.

Lee had a key goal insurance goal against Powell in game 5. In game 6, Lee made sure his career as a Victoria Grizzly wasn't done. Lee had a goal and two assists in a 5-2 Victory win.

Lee, who has been banged up all playoffs, currently has 12 points in 11 playoff games. I would assume that tonight in one of the biggest games of his career, Lee will be a presence on the scoresheet.

In other BCHL notes, Badger forward recruit Mark "First Star" Zengerle and his Salmon Arm Silverbacks have been eliminated from the playoffs. Zengerle wasn't himself after suffering a severe blow to the head that required him to miss a few games. Zengerle finished the playoff with 4 assists in 8 games. That's a huge drop off from his 93 points in 54 games in the regular season.