Vees make all-star and rookie team

The recognition keeps coming for Penticton Vees defenceman Joey Laleggia.

The recognition keeps coming for Penticton Vees defenceman Joey Laleggia.

First the BCHL names him the Interior Conference MVP and best defenceman, and today they announced he was selected to the Interior Conference all-star team, though no game was played.

Along with Laleggia (58 GP, 20 G, 62 A, 47 PIM), the Interior Conference team is made up of goalie Kiefer Smiley (47 GP, 23-22-2, 2.83 GAA, .915 save percentage)  of the Trail Smoke Eaters, Vernon Vipers defenceman Malcolm Lyles (

54 GP, 8 G, 22 A, 71 PIM), and forwards Mike Hammond (57 GP, 39 G, 54 A, 38 PIM Brett Hull Trophy winner) of the Salmon Arm SilverBacks, Alex Grieve (60 GP, 31 G, 47 A, 53 PIM) of the Westside Warriors and Scott Jacklin (51 GP, 23 G, 50 A, 35 PIM ) of the Smoke Eaters.

Making up the Coastal Conference are Powell River Kings goalie Michael Garteig (48 GP, 36-8-3, 1.69 GAA (BCHL record), .934 sv. %(BCHL record) BCHL Goaltending Award winner), Kings defenceman Justin Dasilva (54 GP, 11 G, 32 A, 81 PIM), Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Graeme McCormack (56 GP, 10 G, 31 A, 41 PIM), Kings forward Matt Garbowsky (56 GP, 44 G, 36 A, 56 PIM Coastal Conference Most Valuable Player), Surrey Eagles forward Brad McGowan (59 GP, 36 G, 53 A, 26 PIM)  and Kings forward Chad Niddery (56 GP, 28 G, 58 A, 70 PIM)  of Penticton.

 

 

The 2011 BCHL All-Rookie team is as follows:

Forward – Destry Straight, Coquitlam Express 59 GP, 26 G, 41 A, 48 PIM Coastal Conference Rookie of the Year

Forward – Bryce Gervais, Salmon Arm SilverBacks 58 GP, 29 G, 22 A, 49 PIM Interior Conference Rookie of the Year

Forward – Joey Benik, Penticton Vees 60 GP, 30 G, 26 A, 12 PIM

Defence – Craig Dalrymple, Powell River Kings 58 GP, 9 G, 26 A, 18 PIM

Defence – Sam Labrecque, Nanaimo Clippers 47 GP, 15 G, 12 A, 2 PIM

Goaltender – Kevin Boyle, Westside Warriors 39 GP, 20-16-1, 3.02 GAA, .902 save percentage