Mendel hit the scoresheet both nights as the Vees earned a split on the road in Games 1 and 2 of the Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals against the Chilliwack Chiefs. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound blueliner had the first goal of the game and was named 3rd Star in Game 1 which ended up a 4-2 win for the Chiefs. Mendel followed that up with a pair of assists in Game 2 as the Vees won 5-1.
A native of Kelowna, B.C., Mendel’s three points leads all defencemen so far in the Finals.
Honourable Mentions this week:
Penticton Vees G Mat Robson: W, 1st Star, 68 saves/73 shots, .932 sv%, 2.50 GAA
Penticton Vees F Cassidy Bowes: 1G, 1A, GWG
Penticton Vees D Gabe Bast: 2A, 2nd Star
Chilliwack Chiefs F Jordan Kawaguchi: 1G, 3A
Chilliwack Chiefs F Jake Smith: 1G, 1A, GWG, 2nd Star