Thursday, February 18, 2010

Post Game: Westside 2 Trail 1 (OT)

Sorry for the delay. We got back at 4am last night after a very long day. Don't forget to join us for fan appreciation night on Friday at the Cominco Arena. It's a huge game against the Surrey Eagles with playoff positioning on the line. The guys have been playing tremendous hockey so I hope you'll come out and support them.

West Kelowna, BC - Cam Reid scored his second of the game in double overtime to give Westside a 2-1 victory over Trail. on Tuesday night With the win the Warriors avoided losing a third straight game against a streaking Smokies club.

Kiefer Smiley was again spectacular for Trail as he stopped 38 of 40 shots he faced to earn first star honours. Smiley turned aside 99 of the 102 shots he faced in 3 games against the Warriors over 5 days.

Trail opened the scoring when Sam Mellor tipped in a Steve Koshey point shot for his 27th of the season. Mellor scored in all 3 recent games against the Warriors.

Reid struck back a few minutes later on the power play. Trevor Bailey set him up on a nice slap pass to the side of the goal. It was Bailey's return to the line-up after he sat out the weekend games.

The Smokies were able to kill off the other 6 Westside power plays including 2 in the third period and a 4 on 3 man advantage on the first overtime. Trail's much maligned PK held the Warriors PP to a single goal over the 3 game span.

Kevin Jebson stopped 28 of the 29 Smokies shots. The 20 year old has only lost twice against the Smoke Eaters in his two seasons with the Warriors.

The Smoke Eaters have earned points in their last 6 games, but lost all 3 times they went to overtime.

ON THE TRAIL: Trail has the same line-up as they played with for both weekend games. There is no further update on Mitch Kaufmann's injury. Thomas Abenante is out of his cast and appears to be recovering quicker than expected ... Trail finished with 2 wins and an OT loss in 6 games against Westside this season. That's an improvement over just 1 victory in 11 games last season ... The win puts Trail's record at 8-6-0-3 in 2010 ... The next action for the Smokies is Friday night at home against Surrey. They'll finish the season on the road in Merritt on Saturday and Penticton on Sunday. Those games will determine the first round opponent. At this stage it will be either Penticton, Westside or Salmon Arm.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Way to work hard guys! Another excellent game! Looking forward to coming to watch tomorrow night's game! Keep up the great teamwork! GO SMOKIES GO!!!!!!