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Celebrations were abound at Smokies game last night!

The Smokies, Luke Santerno, led the way last night in Trail to a 10-3 drubbing of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.  On the night Santerno had 4 goals and 1 assist.  Kale Howarth also had a 5 point night with 1 goal and 4 assists.  In the win the line of Howarth, Laframboise and Santerno combined for 12 points.

In the first period Salmon Arm opened the scoring on a goal by Cameron Trott at 4:56.  The Smokies tied it at 8:16 with Santerno scoring his first of the night assisted on by Mitch Stapley and Kale Howarth.  It was the first of 4 assists on the night for Stapley.  Less than a minute later Santerno scored his second of game at 9:04 with assists going to Howarth and Laframboise.

The Smokies added to their lead in the second with two unanswered goals by Spencer McLean and Luke Santerno with his hat-trick goal. Stapley and Ghantous assisted on McLeans goal and Howarth and Laframboise  assisted on Santerno’s goal.  The Smokies dominated the Silverbacks in the second out-shooting them 16-2.

The third period started on a brighter note for the Silverbacks when Carter Cochrane scored just 41 seconds in to pull with two of the Smokies.   At that point the Smokies took control of the game when Santerno scored his fourth goal, the first of six unanswered goals until the 18:05 mark when Salmon Arm scored their third of the night.  Also scoring for Trail in the third were Andre Ghantous with his first of the season, Braeden Tuck with his first of the season, Blaine Caton, Kale Howarth and Ryan Moon.

First star of the game was Luke Santerno with 4 goals and 1 assist, Andre Ghantous was named second star with a goal and 2 assists and third star was Mitch Stapley with four assists on the night.  Fortis Energy Player of the Game was Ryan Moon.  The Smokies out-shot the Silverbacks 46-26 on the night.

The Smokies are in second place, three points ahead of the Vernon Vipers and Merritt Centennials.

The Trail Smoke Eaters invite all of their fans to take time to Remember and join us at the Thursday night, November 10th home game when the Smokies play host to West Kelowna.  At promptly 7 pm, local Legion members will join us at centre ice before the national anthem so we can honour those who have fought and continue to fight for our country’s freedom both at home and abroad.  Please come and show your support for those who have fought and sacrificed for Canada and still do so.