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Cranbrook Bucks renew rivalry Wednesday with Trail Smoke Eaters

The Cranbrook Bucks faceoff with the Trail Smoke Eaters in the BCHL, as they look to snap out of a two-game slide that started on the weekend.

The Bucks dropped a pair of close games on Saturday and Sunday, losing 3-2 and 4-3 to the Vees and Smoke Eaters, the latter in a shootout.

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Cranbrook is led into Wednesday’s contest by a pair of rookies. Walker Gelbard (2 goals, 7 assists) and Zeth Kindrachuk (3 goals, 6 assists) lead the team with 9 points each, while rookie Tyson Dyck has 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) in just 6 games played to date.

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Trail enters the matchup with rookie Quinn Disher (6 goals, 5 assists) as their scoring leader, tallying 11 points in 13 games. Brown University commit Noah Wakeford (4 goals, 6 assists) follows the team lead with 10 points, while Notre Dame commit Ryan Helliwell (3 goals, 6 assists) has 9 points so far on the season.

Both Kootenay rivals take to the ice in the Penticton Pod at 8 o’clock Mountain Time from the South Okanagan Events Centre. The game can be caught live with BCHL TV.

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