Danica Benning, the daughter of Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning reported via her instagram account, according to the Vancouver Province and other publications, that one of her brothers, presumably Nicholas, was attacked outside the Banter Room on Mainland Street early Sunday morning.
On October 17th my brother was getting an Uber for him and I in front of the restaurant Banter room on mainland street in Yaletown at about 2:00 am. Four Persian males jumped my brother and almost beat him to death. I tried to fight them off my brother and then one of them strangled me and threw me up against a wall. The police were notified but they ran off immediately. My brother is in the hospital. If you know any one in and around that area at that time and took video of the incident please contact me. four Persian guys .. one was wearing a leather jacket and all were in there thirties. there is a police investigation as of now.
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The Vancouver police are investigating.
“A 25-year-old man had very visible injuries to his face,” said a police spokesperson. “He declined any assistance from paramedics and told officers he would go to the hospital himself.”
Based on the report, this would not have been older Benning brother Brandon, who works as a scout for the Vancouver Canucks.
GM Benning and the club did not have comment.
VHN passes along our sincere wishes for a speedy and full recovery, and that the assailants are located.