Dallas Stars top prospect Jamie Benn has been tearing it up the past few months in the WHL playoffs. He is one of the most explosive forwards at his level. He is physical, fast and has incredible vision. Up to this point, all the information we've received on Benn has been recaps in news stories and the neverending superlatives from those few (like Mark Stepneski) that paid (online) to see Benn play throughout the playoffs for Kelowna.
Tonight is the chance for you to see him for yourself.
The Kelowna Rockets, after beating RImouski 4-1 on Friday in the opening game of the Memorial Cup, will face QMJHL Champions Drummondville tonight on the NHL Network. (You can also catch the game via pay-per-view here.)
Kelowna has come along way on the road to the Memorial Cup, overcoming the seemingly unbeatable Calgary Hitmen to win the WHL Championship. If you've followed the team throughout the season, it's been amazing to see how the players have grown into a very close, tight-knit group that has turned into a very formiddable hockey team. Leading the charge the whole way has been Jamie Benn, future NHL star.
Puck drops tonight at 6:00p CDT.
Thanks to Mike Heika over at the DMN Stars blog for the tip.