Tyler Benson will have to wait until next year to add a point in the Western Hockey League to his long list of hockey accolades. The Vancouver Giants’ first overall pick of the 2013 bantam draft suffered an MCL sprain while receiving a check in a game against the Seattle Thunderbirds on Sunday. The injury will keep him out of the seventh-place club’s lineup for the remainder of the regular-season and playoffs.
“It was disappointing when I found out I’d be done for the season,” says Benson, who didn’t register a point in the seven games he played for the Giants as an underage call-up. “I was excited to get the chance to play in the playoffs for the Giants. And I thought the last few games I was starting to get going and that I’d have some good games coming.”
Benson’s injury won’t require surgery. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound winger just needs to go through a four-six week process of rehabbing it back to normal.
“It will take about four to six weeks of rehab,” says Benson, who turns 16 onRead More »from Vancouver Giants top pick Tyler Benson to miss remainder of season due to injury