Locals down Trail again
The Westside Warriors season-long dominance of the Trail Smoke Eaters continued earlier this week.
On Tuesday, the Warriors got goals from four different players in a 4-1 victory in Trail. The win improves the Warriors record to a perfect 5-0 against the Smokies this season.
Alex Grieve, Kyle Singleton and Matt Maher all had a goal and an assist for the Warriors.
Tyler French also scored for Westside while Grayson Downing chipped in with a pair of assists.
Scott Jacklin replied for Trail.
Grieve opened the scoring for the Warriors midway through the opening period. It was the lone goal of the first period.
After Jacklin evened things on a Smokies power-play, Singleton replied three-and-a-half minutes later on a Westside man advantage with what proved to be the game winner.
Maher pushed the lead to 3-1, scoring the back-breaker with just one second left in the middle period.
French put the game out of reach with his second of the season midway through the final period.
Kevin Boyle turned aside 29 shots for the victory.
The Warriors look for the season sweep of the Smokies when the two teams meet Saturday at Royal LePage Place.
Westside sit just four points in back of the fourth place Smoke Eaters. The Warriors also hold two games in hand.
The two teams were scheduled togo at it again at Royal LePage Place Saturday (Feb 5).