Josh Nadeau and Brett Moravec each scored once to propel the Penticton Vees to a 2-1 victory against the Trail Smoke Eaters. (Photo: Steve Piccolo)

Josh Nadeau and Brett Moravec each scored once to propel the Penticton Vees to a 2-1 victory against the Trail Smoke Eaters. (Photo: Steve Piccolo)

Penticton Vees push Trail Smoke Eaters to the brink of elimination with 2-1 victory

The series’ 5th game goes on Thursday at the South Okanagan Events Centre

The Penticton Vees used another strong performance from goaltender Kaeden Lane on Tuesday night, April 5, defeating the Trail Smoke Eaters 2-1 on the road and inching one step closer to advancing to the Interior Conference semifinals.

Penticton needed just two goals to triumph over the Smoke Eaters in the series’ fourth game, courtesy of markers from Josh Nadeau and Brett Moravec.

The Vees have won three consecutive games since dropping the playoff opener to Trail on March 31.

In a game almost identical to Monday night’s Game No. 3, the Vees jumped out to a 2-0 lead after a scoreless first period. Trail’s Corey Cunningham would finally beat Lane in the final frame to cut the deficit in half.

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The Smoke Eaters are now on the brink of elimination as a result of Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss.

Lane was named the game’s first star after making 29 saves.

The Vees have combined for just four goals in their last two games, with goaltending acting as a strength for both teams.

Penticton will have the chance to eliminate Trail and advance to the second round of the B.C. Hockey League playoffs on Thursday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

People can purchase tickets at valleyfirstix.com or in person at the SOEC box office.

Puck drop is at 7 p.m.

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