Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Submitted by Trail Smoke Eaters
The Smoke Eaters split their exhibitions games this past weekend against Merritt, losing 7-5 in Osoyoos on Friday evening and winning 4-2 in Merritt on Saturday. The Smokies fell behind early in the game on Friday and found themselves down 7-4 going into the third period, which proved to be their best period of the night. They scored early in the period to make it 7-5 and despite numerous chances could not score. Both Scott Davidson and Jake Lucchini were lost to the team for the third period. Lucchini took a high stick in the second and had to go for repairs in the third. Davidson suffered a mild concussion and will be lost to the team until the opening weekend in Chilliwack.
On Saturday Trail scored just 15 seconds into the game when Dallas Calvin put a quick shot past the Merritt goaltender. Craig Martin, Charlie Zuccarini and Jake Lucchini rounded out the scoring for Trail on the night.
Trail will face the Selkirk College Saints on Friday evening in Castlegar and then come back to the Cominco Arena on Saturday for a home and home weekend series. Game time in Castlegar is 7:00 PM and in Trail at 7:30 PM.