The Smoke Eaters were all business Friday afternoon as they extended their win streak to four games with a dominant performance over the Merritt Centennials.
The Smoke Eaters opened the scoring with a power play that stays red hot for the Smokies, as DiMurro’s shot from the point went off a a few players before finding its way past Tanner Marshall for the opening goal. The Smoke Eaters would get another in the first period as Owen Ozar controlled a rolling puck and wrapped one around Marshall to make it 2-0.
Jaden Senkoe would get his first BCHL goal scoring off the turnover just 38s into the second period that kicked off a flurry of goals for the Smoke Eaters. Then at 3:50 of the second Mike Colella would step out of the box to a pass from Murphy-Johnson and went blocker side on Marshall to make it 4-0. Colella addad another just three minutes later as Johnson won the draw forward and threw it across for a tap in by Colella who had a four point night.
Johnson would add his name to the goal column just two and a half later as he put home a rebound off the shot from Freeborn.
Colby Elmer would cap off the night with a goal in the third to make it 7-0 after Chase Dafoe won the draw to the side wall as Elmer picked it up and walked right through the crease and tucked it in.
Terness made 30 of 31 save and was 2:22 away from a shut out when a bouncing puck got past Connor at the Merritt blueline. Terness cam out trying to beat Josh Kagan to the puck but was a fraction off as the Centennial forward would put one into the open cage to break the goose egg for the Cents.
The Smoke Eaters who have now won four in a row will look to keep things going tomorrow at the BCHL Showacase with a matchup against the Prince George Spruce Kings. Game time is 1pm