Monday, January 19, 2009

Trail 4 Salmon Arm 2 Video Highlights

Saturday night's game was one of the best if not the best game the Smoke Eaters have played this season. The coaching staff has been asking for a 60 minute effort and they got it. They've been asking the guys to take time and space away from skilled players and they got it. They've been asking for all four lines and all three pairings to contribute to a win and they got it. Trail took the game to Salmon Arm for most of the game and won the special teams battle. Two games again between these two teams had played saw Trail get burned by special teams in a game where they won the even strength war. Last Saturday it was a bad first period that burned the Smoke Eaters in a strong effort. This time they put it all together and took down the league's top team.

That's the kind of win you can build on.

Marco Raimondo was very good in both games this week. The Mailey/Bulach/Sandor line is really clicking. Corcoran and Jacklin are fitting in wonderfully. DeKeyser and Koshey continue to evolve into a go-to pairing. The whole team got the job done up and down the line-up in that victory.

It doesn't get any easier as the boys roll into Powell River on Wednesday to take on the highly skilled Powell River Kings. It's the first game of a big four game swing to the coast. You can of course hear all the road games on Mountain FM with AM Ford Trail Smoke Eaters Hockey.

Tune into Overtime tonight to get Jim Ingram, Ryan Bulach and Marco Raimondo's take on a great win against Salmon Arm and a big road trip coming up.

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