Five Vees Named BCHL All-Stars

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PENTICTON, BC –Five Penticton Vees dotted the three All-Star teams announced by the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) Friday.

Defenceman Dante Fabbro, along with forwards Scott Conway and Tyson Jost were named to the BCHL’s First All-Star Team. Goaltender Anthony Brodeur was named to the league’s Second All-Star Team and Easton Brodzinski was named to the All-Rookie Team.

Conway won the Brett Hull Trophy as the BCHL’s top scorer, after posting 56 goals and 116 points in just 56 regular season games. Conway was the Vees’ first 50-goal scorer since Chuck Kobasew in the 1999-2000 season when they were known as the Panthers. The 20-year-old also finished the regular season on a 23-game point streak. Conway is off to Providence College in the fall.

Jost was won the Vern Dye Memorial Trophy, as the BCHL’s MVP after amassing 42 goals and 104 points in just 48 games. Jost’s 2.17 points per-game average was the best in the league. The Vees’ Captain was the youngest scorer in the top 10 and is just the third player in the league since 2003, to average 2.17 points per-game or higher. Jost is committed to the University of North Dakota.

Fabbro led all point getters from the blue-line, with 67 points in 45 games. Fabbro finished second in goals and in assists amongst defencemen but had the best points per-game average. The 17-year-old blue-liner is committed to Boston University.

Brodeur led the BCHL in wins (28), was second in goals-against average (1.99) and save percentage (.931), and was sixth in shutouts (3).

Brodzinski finished tied for the Rookie scoring lead with 32 goals and 66 points. He and Chilliwack’s Vimal Sukumaran tied both in goals and assists (34). The Blaine, Minnesota, native also finished tied for third in power-play goals in the league with 16.

The full list of BCHL All-Stars can be found on their website, at www.bchl.ca. The Vees open their Interior Division Championship series with the West Kelowna Warriors tonight at the SOEC; puck drop is 7 pm.

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