It’s finally here, the game everyone has had circled on the calendar since it was announced, the Smoke Eaters against Canada’s National Women’s Team goes tonight at 7pm.
The Smoke Eaters have their biggest test of the preseason so far and they’ll have to be at their best if they want to knock off the reigning World Champions. It’s been a busy weekend for Trail in what will be their third game since Thursday night. While the results may not have gone their way thus far, there is no better time to turn it around than in front of a packed house and against their toughest opponent. Win or lose the takeaways from this game, going into the regular season, could be huge for this Smoke Eaters team. For many of the players, despite no points or a trophy being on the line, this will not only be a highlight but one of the biggest games of their careers.
Coming off their incredible World Championship win Team Canada will hit the ice in a competitive game for the first time in a month. Many of the players who were part of Canada’s World Championship win in Calgary over the USA have travelled with the team and will be on display tonight. As they prepare for the 2022 Beijing Olympics, Team Canada are relishing the opportunity in front of them to play competitive games and in front of a capacity crowd is surely going to keep both sides going all night. Led by familiar names in Marie-Philip Poulin and Natalie Spooner, Team Canada is a team that the Smoke Eaters can’t take lightly.
Puck drop for tonight’s game is 7pm, with the pregame ceremonies beginning at 6:50pm. Doors open at 6pm. If you aren’t coming to tonight’s game you can watch on HockeyTV, Shaw Spotlight or you can listen on Mixlr, all starting at 6:45pm.