Two Trail Smoke Eaters came oh so close to taking home Player of the Week honours in the BCHL.
The BCHL brass gave honourable mention to goaltender Lyndon Stanwood and forward Brent Baltus for their exceptional performances in wins over Victoria and Salmon Arm on the weekend.
Stanwood received first star honours for his 39 save performance against the Victoria Grizzlies and followed that up with a 33 save gem in a 5-2 win over Salmon Arm on Sunday. Stanwood was particularly good in the third-periods of both games when the Smokies were outshot by a cumulative 33-7. He posted a remarkable 2.00 GAA, and a .947 save percentage in backstopping the Smokies to consecutive wins.
Baltus was named the game’s first star against Salmon Arm as he scored the game winning goal to cap a four-point weekend. The 20-year-old leads the team in scoring with 12 goals and seven assists and has been a leader on and off the ice.
Mario Puskarich of the Langley Rivermen was awarded PoW honous. Puskarich recorded a hat trick in a 6-5 win over Surrey, was in on seven of the Rivermen’s 10 goals in their three games and led all BCHL scorers for the week.
The Trail Smoke Eaters are holding the third annual Ice-Breaker fundraiser Nov.10 at Cominco Gym.
The evening will feature a steak and lobster dinner, live music from Emerson, an auction, and a $1,000 reverse draw.
Only 300 tickets have been printed for the event and they are going fast, single tickets are $45 or $80 per couple.
Come out for some great food and great fun while supporting the Trail Smoke Eaters.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Smoke Eaters president Tom Gawryletz at (250) 368-5000 or contact any Smoke Eaters board member.