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Gendron, Beneteau, Ingemann named FortisBC 3 Stars of the Month

Photo credits: Island Images (Gendron, Beneteau), Liz Wolter (Ingemann)

Nanaimo Clippers forward Willyam Gendron, Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Nicholas Beneteau and Penticton Vees goaltender Will Ingemann have been named the FortisBC 3 Stars of the Month.

1st Star – Willyam Gendron (F) – Nanaimo Clippers

Gendron led the BCHL in points per game during the month of November and tied for the league lead with 14 points total over eight contests, after collecting four goals and 11 assists.

The Sacred Heart University commit had a point in all but one game during the month, failing to register one in the final game of November. Before that, he was riding a 12-game point streak, going back mid-October. Gendron recorded multiple points in five of eight contests, including a four-point night on Nov. 10 when he had a goal and three assists in a 5-2 win over the Victoria Grizzlies.

Gendron enters December just one back of the league lead with 28 points in 21 contests.

2nd Star – Nicholas Beneteau (F) – Alberni Valley Bulldogs

Beneteau tied for the November lead in points with 14 in nine games on four goals and 11 helpers.

The Bulldogs captain recorded at least two points in six of nine contests during the month, including a career-high tying four-point outing Nov. 1 against the Nanaimo Clippers where he put up a goal and a trio of assists in a 6-5 overtime victory. Beneteau also caught fire on special teams, scoring a power-play goal in three straight November games.

The 20-year-old is tied for the league lead in points this season with 29 in 22 games and is one back of the league lead with 20 assists.

3rd Star – Will Ingemann (G) – Penticton Vees

Ingemann won four of his five starts during the month, with his only blemish coming in a 2-1 shootout loss. He posted a .952 save percentage and a 1.16 goals-against average while stopping 119 of the 125 shots he faced.

Before the shootout loss on Nov. 25, the St. Thomas University commit had won nine straight starts dating back to Oct. 13. Ingemann gave up more than one goal on just a single occasion in November. His month was highlighted by a 22-save shutout Nov. 29 in a 5-0 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters, his second shutout of the season.

The Plymouth, Minn. product leads the league with a 1.67 goals-against average on the season and sits second with a save percentage of .932. He is also tied for the BCHL lead in wins, having earned a victory in 12 of his 14 starts.


Honourable mentions:

Vernon Vipers G Ethan David: 8GP – 6W – .945 SV% – 1.84 GAA – 2 SO
Cowichan Valley Capitals G Cody Butikis: 3GP – 2W – .957 SV% – 2.01 GAA
Surrey Eagles F Zachary Wagnon: 8GP – 7G – 4A – 11PTS
Coquitlam Express F Cole Melady: 7GP – 2G – 9A – 11PTS
Alberni Valley Bulldogs D Jax Wismer:
9GP – 2G – 9A – 11PTS
Penticton Vees F Simon Meier:
8GP – 4G – 8A – 12PTS
Merritt Centennials F Michael Felsing: 8GP – 2G – 9A – 11PTS
Nanaimo Clippers F Joel Plante: 8GP – 7G – 2A – 9PTS