North American Juniors Game Night: 3/14/11
BCHL Interior Conference Semifinals â€“ Game 5
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4 @ Penticton Vees 2
Silverbacks win Best of 7 series 4-1
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 58 GP, 29-43-72, 28 PIM
Playoff totals: 6 GP, 1-4-5, 9 PIM
Pentictonâ€™s season came to an end Monday when they lost their third game at home in their second round series to upstart goalie Kris Moore and Salmon Arm. Oâ€™Donnell had an assist on the Veesâ€™ final goal, which was scored at the four minute mark of the third period to cut the Silverbacksâ€™ lead to 4-2. Salmon Arm scored twice in 14 seconds early in the third period to go up 4-1. Penticton finished two points ahead of Salmon Arm in the regular season. The Silverbacks are now 8-1 in the playoffs.
Oâ€™Donnell finished second on the Vees in scoring during the regular season and represented Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge. While he missed three playoff games due to an injury sustained in a fight, he was nearly a point-per-gamer for the postseason. Heâ€™ll be donning the green of the University of North Dakota the next time we see him.