Friday, 7 February 2014

Somethins' gotta give

Trail and Chilliwack comes into Friday’s contest sitting on the bottom of their own basement.

The Chiefs have lost back-to-back games and haven’t won any of the 10 outings they’ve had so far in 2014.

The Trail Smoke Eater’s have not won since ousting the Surrey Eagles 5-3 on January 17th.

They’ve dropped eight straight since including a 3-2 overtime loss the next night in Langley, but mostly lopsided losses to superior opponents.

Chilliwack comes into Cominco with a road record of 5-16-1-2 and are 20 points back four place Surrey and are therefor “mathematically eliminated” from the postseason.

The playoffs have been but an idea and not a reality for the Trail Smoke Eaters for sometime now.

They have a 4-17-2-1 record in this arena…and they are at risk of suffering their third 10 game losing streak of the season if they don’t put an end to this current eight game slide.

The last time these two teams met it was on December 21st …the last game before the holiday break and the Chiefs gave the Smokies an early Christmas present in the form of a 13-3 spanking in Chilliwack.

Chiefs forward Mathieu Tibbet four goals to lead the way, and at least 10 other players had a multi-point night.

Trail’s last game at Cominco Arena was an offensive outburst as they netted six goals, but it wasn’t enough against Merritt’s nine.

Smokies blueliner Taylor Armbruster earned his first tally of his BCHL career and then went to bury his second and third in the same night.

Friday’s match will be the first of four final appearances for the club at Cominco Arena.

Join us for a 7:30 PM puck drop.

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