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Preview – Smoke Eaters Close Out Season With Doubleheader In Wenatchee

The Smoke Eaters close out the regular season with a trip to Wenatchee to face the Wild for a weekend doubleheader.

Season Series Against Wenatchee

Oct. 7 Wenatchee 5 at Trail 7 Final
Nov. 23 Wenatchee 3 at Trail 2 Final
Nov. 25 Trail 4 at Wenatchee 5 Final SL OT
Nov. 26 Trail 3 at Wenatchee 2 Final SL OT
Dec. 2 Wenatchee 5 at Trail 6 Final
Mar. 24 Trail at Wenatchee 7:05 pm PDT
Mar. 25 Trail at Wenatchee 6:05 pm PDT

The Smoke Eaters will look to crash the party this weekend in Wenatchee, as the Wild battle for playoff position in the Interior Conference. The Smoke Eaters have two games left before the playoffs and are looking to head into the post season with a bit of confidence. Trail is 3-1-0-1 against the Wild this season and the last time the Smoke Eaters played the Wild, it kicked off a six game winning streak. The Smoke Eaters are coming off a shootout loss from Saturday night against the Vipers, where they played a solid 60 minutes in terms of the effort and style of play, but a hot goaltender would be the final hurtle they just couldn’t leap. They’ll look to replicate Saturdays performance but add a few more goals in the process.

Smoke Eaters leading scorers:

Hunter (16-42-58)
Cobetto-Roy (14-27-41)
Remissong (15-19-34)
Bushy (6-27-33)
Marshall (13-18-31)

The Wild come in with a 8-2-0 record over their last ten games and are looking to secure home ice in the first round of the BCHL playoffs. For that to happen, at the very least the Wild need four points on the weekend, and some help from around the interior Conference. As it stands, The Wild would face the Bucks in the first round, a team they are coming off a 5-4 shootout win on last week. The Wild lead 4-1 in that game but saw their lead evaporate behind a third period comeback by the Bucks. While the Wild have a good record against the Bucks this year, they won’t be content on settling for 7th spot.

Wild leading scorers:

Somoza (22-51-73)
Littler (28-36-64)
Berger (23-28-51)
Weilandt (19-22-41)
Murray (23-16-39)

Puck drop from Wenatchee for the first of the weekend double header goes Friday night at 7:05pm, as both teams look to end the regular season on a high note. Catch all the action on HockeyTV or listen on Mixlr starting at 6:55pm