North American Juniors Game Night: 11/17/10
Penticton Vees 4 @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks 5
C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, PEN: 1-2-3, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-11-19, 8 PIM
Oâ€™Donnellâ€™s first game back from his time with Canada West in the World Junior A Challenge was a good one for him personally, as he scored once and added two assists, but the Vees fell on the road to Salmon Arm, 5-4. Oâ€™Donnellâ€™s goal, scored with six seconds left in the second period, tied the game at 3 for Penticton. All his points came in the second period. Oâ€™Donnell is now second on the Vees in scoring, eight points behind left-handed defenseman Joey Laleggia, who was passed over in the 2010 draft. Laleggia, listed at 5â€™10â€, is headed to the University of Denver next year. Laleggia was the first-ever B.C. Major Midget league hockey player to receive a verbal scholarship commitment to play hockey for an NCAA Div.1 school at 15-years-old, and actually committed to New Hampshire. UNH and LeLeggia agreed to go in separate directions this summer, reportedly.