DU Recruit Beau Bennett Tearing It Up

(above) Beau Bennett is inching towards becoming a first rounder this Summer in the NHL Draft
photo credit: Ryan Pinder

From: Penticton Vees Blog
by Ryan Pinder

Two weeks after teammate Denver Manderson got the nod, DU recruit Beau Bennett was named the BCHL’s Player of the Week this week. Beau was credited with eight points over the Vees three game Northern road trip and now has 86 points in 44 games.

Beau’s rookie season in the BCHL has been nothing short of sensational. The draft eligible L.A. product is ranked 48th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, won a gold medal at the World Junior A Challenge in PEI with Team USA, secured a scholarship to the University of Denver, helped Team West win the CJHL Prospects Game in Winkler Manitoba, and currently leads all BCHL rookies in goals, assists and points (obviously).

Beau is on pace to finish the season with 109 points, and looks like a lock for BCHL Rookie of the Year.


Donald Dunlop said...

Some things to ponder ...

Beau Bennett - 18yo - 29 goals - going to DU
Sam Mellor - 17yo - 24 goals - going to UAA

No disrespect to Bennett but for playing on the #2 team in the league I'd think he'd have a lot more goals than some unknown 17yo in the same league.

18 of Bennett's 29 goals are on the PP ...
18 of Mellor's 24 goals came at even strength ...

Mellor plays for Trail .... They are #14 in a 17 team league

I"m just saying...

Be excited about Bennett. He should turn into a good college hockey player and is deserving of some accolades. But honestly, I can see some "hype" in those touting him so highly. BTW ... I follow that league closely.

dggoddard said...

Remember when Michigan Tech fans were singing the praises of BCHLer Casey Pierro-Zabotel?

Its great that UAA has a prime recruit and I hope he shows up on campus, but its a long off season. :-)

Anonymous said...

bennett is at least as good if not better than mellor. i've seen both guys play in person several times.