Sunday, November 22, 2009

Post Game: Trail 9 Williams Lake 6

I'm just getting back in town after our bus trip from Williams Lake. No time or energy to write my own recap so here's the one from the BCHL website:

The Trail Smoke Eaters and Williams Lake Timberwolves combined for 15 goals -- including seven in the first period and six in the second -- in a wild game that saw the visiting Smokies pull out a 9-6 victory on Saturday evening.

Justin Hogan opened the scoring four minutes in for the Timberwolves, who also received offence from Jason Diehl and a second from Hogan in the first period. Michael Betz, with a pair, and Nick Sandor and Scott Jacklin, on shorthanded efforts, gave the Smoke Eaters the lead heading into the second, however.

Hogan and Betz both completed hat tricks in a second period that saw both teams score a trio of goals. Trail led 7-6 heading into the final frame, where Sandor scored his third and Travis St. Denis capped the scoring late.

A number of players had career outings on the night, as Sandor finished the game with six points while Betz added a pair of assists to his three goals. Trail's Jacklin and Williams Lake's Danny Merth each tallied four points. Kiefer Smiley picked up the victory in net with a 27-save performance.

The Smoke Eaters now return home to begin a three-game homestand that begins Thursday against Quesnel. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, embark on a road trip that on Thursday in Merritt.

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