Green Men landing in Trail

Sully and Force, aka the Green Men, will visit the Cominco Area to rouse the crowd at Saturday's Smokies game.

After a tough 6-3 loss to the Vernon Vipers on Wednesday, the Trail Smoke Eaters will have some backup when they play their final home game of the season on Saturday against the West Kelowna Warriors.

Sully and Force, aka the Green Men, will touch down in Trail courtesy of Pacific Coastal Airlines on Saturday and visit the Cominco Arena for the Smoke Eater game as one of their final stops on their “Green Men Farewell Tour.”

Much like “grit and determination,” or “the ridiculous and the sublime” the Green Men have become eponymous with fans who will stop at nothing to help their team win.

Ryan “Sully” Sullivan and Adam “Force” Forsythe are famous for their antics at Vancouver Canucks hockey games; plunged in their electric green morphsuits, the pair gesticulate wildly, crawling up the glass of the opposition’s penalty box, standing on their heads, and taunting players in an effort to throw off their game.

What began as a farce six years ago, has morped into a fan phenomenon, but for Sullivan and Forsythe the time has come to call it quits.

The Green Men announced their retirement in November, and began their Farewell Tour on Jan. 10 in Victoria, visiting just 10 B.C. Cities, including Trail – its seventh stop – on Saturday, before they hang up their suits for good in Vancouver on Mar. 13.

Sully and Force will be signing autographs and giving fans a final photo opportunity at the Cominco Arena with donations going to support Kidney Cancer research.

The Smoke Eaters conclude their home season on Saturday against West Kelowna with the puck drop at 7:30 p.m. Come out and show your support for the home team and bid a fond farewell to Sully and Force – the Green Men.

Just Posted

Trail liquor store held up Friday night

The perpetrator was brandishing a weapon that appeared to be a gun, according to the Trail RCMP

Trail Smoke Eaters lose in shootout to Coquitlam Express

The Trail Smoke Eaters battled the Express in a tight checking 2-1 shootout loss on Friday

Lest We Forget

Crowd fills downtown Trail for Remembrance Day ceremony

Remembering Trail veterans

The Trail Legion now has 14 veterans from the Second World War

3 games, 3 wins for the Vees

Penticton wins 4-3 over Smoke Eaters

VIDEO: Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee dies

Marvel co-creator was well-known for making cameo appearances in superhero movies

VIDEO: Newcomer kids see first Canadian snowfall

Children arrived in Canada with their mother and two siblings last week from Eritrea

Calgary 2026 leader expects close vote in Winter Games plebiscite

Residents to choose in a non-binding vote on Tuesday whether they want city to bid on 2026 Olympics

Feds dropped ball with WWI anniversary tributes: historians

Wrote one historian: ‘Other than the Vimy Ridge celebration … I think they have done a very bad job’

Sides ‘far apart’ in Canada Post talks despite mediation, says union

The lack of a breakthrough means rotating strikes will resume Tuesday

Feds’ appeal of solitary confinement decision in B.C. to be heard

Judge ruled in January that indefinite such confinement is unconstitutional, causes permanent harm

B.C. health care payroll tax approved, takes effect Jan. 1

Employers calculating cost, including property taxes increases

Nunavut urges new plan to deal with too many polar bears

Territory recommends a proposal that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking

Shelter struggles: Landlord takes over rental unit whenever visiting B.C. town

Renter’s story highlights how hard it is to find accommodation in Revelstoke

Most Read