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Warriors smoked, down 0-2

The West Kelowna Warriors find themselves heading back home looking for answers after dropping both games of their opening round playoff series in Trail.

Following a come-from-behind 6-5 overtime win in Game 1, the Trail Smoke Eaters dominated much of Game 2 Saturday, beating the Warriors 7-2 at the Cominco Arena.

Braeden Tuck, Spencer McLean and Levi Glasman all scored in the opening period, as the Smoke Eaters jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead.

It was much of the same in the middle frame when Blaine Caton took advantage of a five-on-three to make it 4-0 before Glasman deposited his second of the night behind Nik Amundrud to increase the lead to five.

A third power play goal early in the third put Trail up a half dozen before Willie Rein finally got the Warriors on the board on a power play of their own midway through the third.

Ryan Murphy on yet another Trail power play and Michael Lombardi rounded out the scoring in the final period.

Trail hit for four power play goals on the night on 11 opportunities while the Warriors struck for one on three chances.

The Warriors power play has been responsible for six of the seven goals the team has scored in the series, however, the Smoke Eaters have been the dominant team five-on-five.

Amundrud has faced 99 shots over the first two games of the series while the Warriors have managed just 53 on Adam Marcoux.

The Warriors were one under the roster limit Saturday, as they played without the services of Stephen Kleyson, Max Bulawka and Lucas Cullen.

The Warriors will try and climb back in the series on home ice. They'll host games three and four at Royal LePage Place Monday and Tuesday.

Game five, if needed, will be back in Trail Thursday with a sixth game back in West Kelowna next Saturday.



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