Stars and Stingers in Victoria Hockey League battle for first

Stars players fill Victoria amateur league's individual leaders lists

Heading into tonight’s play in the Victoria Hockey League, the Stars hold a slim lead over the Stingers for top spot in the standings. The Stars, 16-2-2 overall and 8-1-1 in their past 10 games, are in a tight battle with the Stingers (16-5-0), who look to draw even with their rivals with a win tonight over the last-place Tritons.

Clayton Lainsbury of the Lions, with 24 goals and 26 assists on the season, and Pat Papineau (23-27-50) of the Stars are neck and neck for the league scoring lead, while Stars teammates Trevor Gicas (18-29-47) and Trevor McNeil (24-21-45) not far back.

Stars’ goaltender Mike Edison, 14-2-2 on the year, had the low goals-against average of 3.39.