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Preview: Smoke Eaters look to bounce back vs the Vees

The Smoke Eaters will look to have a few more bounces go their way Saturday night as they host he Vees in the second game of the weekend double header.

The Vees took a 4-1 decision Friday night at the Trail Memorial Arena where they got all the bounces and caused problems for the Smoke Eaters with their high press and quick transition play.

Smoke Eaters vs. Vees 2019-20 Regular season schedule:

September 6th @ Trail Memorial Arena (7:00pm) (4-1 L BOXSCORE)

September 7th @ Trail Memorial Arena (7:00pm)

October 23rd @ South Okanagan Event Centre (6:30pm)

November 6th @ South Okanagan Event Centre (6:30pm)

January 10th @ Trail Memorial Arena (7:00pm)

January 11th @ South Okanagan Event Centre (6:30pm)

The Smoke Eaters will look to control the tempo of the game more tonight and get a few more positive bounces as they try and split the weekend set. Whether it was first game nerves or just some bad luck the Smokies seemed to be fighting the puck for most of the night. Even of Ghirardosi’s breakaway opportunity in the first had him contend with a bouncing puck en route to the Vees net. The passing was also just off the mark the Smokies Friday night. Head Coach Jeff Tambellini talked before the game about controlling the players emotions and will be preaching to his guys to slow it down and not force the play.

The Smoke Eaters also lost Trevor Isaksson to a LBI late in the second period. No update has been provided on his status.

The Vees got goals from a few of their big guys in Amonte (x2), Silye and McIntyre all collecting their first of the year, meanwhile the Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec native Yaniv Perets stopped 23 or 24 to get his first win as well. For the Smoke Eaters Ozar got the lone Smokies goal. Buskey who sat the third period to allow Terness see his first action of the season allowed 4 goals on 25 shots through two periods.

The Smoke Eaters continue this five game home stand and will look to give the home crowd more to cheer about tonight.  Puck drop is at 7pm as the Smokies look for some revenge vs their interior division rivals.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $5 for youth and kids 12 and under get in free.

You can also catch the game on HockeyTV or Mixlr with Ben Phillips and Rob Squires starting at 6:50pm with coaches interviews.