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GAME RECAP: Bucks Fall to their Kootenay Rivals Monday Evening

PHOTO: JACK MURRAY

The Cranbrook Bucks (1-9-0-0) fell to the Trail Smoke Eaters (5-5-0-0) by a score of 5-3 on Monday evening in a game that marked the halfway point of the 2021 BCHL Pod Season.

Trail’s Quinn Disher opened the scoring 3:58 into the 1st period which would hold up as the lone goal of the frame with Trail taking a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. Cranbrook tied the game just over a minute into the 2nd period thanks to a powerplay goal from Cameron Kungle. Drake Burgin scored his second goal of the season, beating Logan Terness five-hole to give the Bucks a 2-1 lead. Trail would even the score on powerplay thanks to a goal from Ryan Helliwell. Quinn Disher would score just over a minute later to give Trail a 3-2 lead. Noah Wakeford added another powerplay tally for the Smoke Eaters to increase their lead before Justin Ross scored late in the frame to give Trail a 5-2 lead heading into the second intermission. Cranbrook’s Reece Henry scored his first BCHL goal at 13:04 of the 3rd period to make it a 5-3 game. Despite denying Trail a single shot in the 3rd period, the Bucks were unable to mount a comeback and drop their eighth game in a row. Cranbrook’s Nathan Airey stopped 19/24 shots while Trail’s Logan Terness stopped 33/36.

Taco Time 3 Stars

3rd Star: #17 Cameron Kungle (CRA)

2nd Star: #7 Kalen Szeto (TRA)

1st Star: #27 Ryan Helliwell (TRA)

FortisBC Energy Player of the Game: #3 Ethan Floris (TRA)

The Bucks’ next game is Wednesday, April 21 at 8PM MST against the Penticton Vees (9-1-0-0) at the South Okanagan Events Centre. All games can be caught on HockeyTV and Shaw Spotlight.