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Jack Glen of the Vernon Vipers (14) tangles up with Josh Schenk of the Trail Smoke Eaters during Vernon’s 2-1 BCHL shootout win Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Vernon Vipers slither past Trail

Snakes score 2-1 BCHL shootout win at home Wednesday over Smokies

Zach Michaelis commits

Smoke Eaters forward commits to Northern Michigan

Smoke Eater Zach Michaeils signed letter of intent to attend Northern Michigan University in 2022-23

Fernie Ghostriders and Beaver Valley Nitehawks went back and forth in an exciting 6-5 OT win for the Ghostriders. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Fernie Ghostriders win OT thriller over Nitehawks

B.V. Nitehawks earn 3-of-4 points on the weekend with win over Castlegar and OT loss to Fernie

Trail Smoke Eaters fail to complete comeback in 5-3 loss to Cranbrook Bucks on Saturday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters shut out Warriors, fall to Bucks

New additions contribute in Smoke Eaters first win of the new year

Trail Smoke Eaters fail to complete comeback in 5-3 loss to Cranbrook Bucks on Saturday. Photo: Jim Bailey
Carson Briere

Trail Smoke Eaters alumni nominated for Hobey Baker Award

Four former Trail Smoke Eaters were nominated for the most prestigious award in NCAA hockey

Carson Briere
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks suffered a 6-3 loss to the Grand Forks Border Bruins on Tuesday at Jack Goddard Arena in Grand Forks. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

Grand Forks Border Bruins double up B.V. Nitehawks

Beaver Valley falls 6-3, losing their second straight Tuesday match against the Border Bruins

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks suffered a 6-3 loss to the Grand Forks Border Bruins on Tuesday at Jack Goddard Arena in Grand Forks. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
Trail Smoke Eaters sent goalie Bailey Monteith to the Virden Oil Capitals at the trade deadline on Monday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters make flurry of deals at deadline

Smoke Eaters shore up last line of defence with addition of veteran goalie Cole Tisdale

Trail Smoke Eaters sent goalie Bailey Monteith to the Virden Oil Capitals at the trade deadline on Monday. Photo: Jim Bailey
Black Jack skiers Jasmine (above) and brother Remi Drolet competed at the World Jr./U23 Nordic Championship and Olympic trials in Canmore on the weekend. Photo: Doug Stephens VR45 photography

Black Jack skiers excel at World Jr. and Olympic trials

Black Jack skiers Remi and Jasmine Drolet secure spot in World Jr./U23 Nordic Championship

Black Jack skiers Jasmine (above) and brother Remi Drolet competed at the World Jr./U23 Nordic Championship and Olympic trials in Canmore on the weekend. Photo: Doug Stephens VR45 photography
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels, seen here during a game in December, are among the four KIJHL teams to report positive COVID-19 cases on their rosters. Photo: Jim Bailey

UPDATED: KIJHL games postponed after 4 teams report COVID-19 cases

Kelowna, Beaver Valley, Castlegar and Fernie each have infected players

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels, seen here during a game in December, are among the four KIJHL teams to report positive COVID-19 cases on their rosters. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels, seen here during a game in December, are among the four KIJHL teams to report positive COVID-19 cases on their rosters. Photo: Jim Bailey

UPDATED: KIJHL games postponed after teams report COVID-19 cases

Kelowna, Beaver Valley, Castlegar, Chase and Fernie each have infected players

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels, seen here during a game in December, are among the four KIJHL teams to report positive COVID-19 cases on their rosters. Photo: Jim Bailey
BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb (inset) has been part of the junior ‘A’ league since 2018. (Garrett James photo)

Overcoming COVID-19, other barriers ‘a wild ride’ says BCHL commissioner

Chris Hebb has dealt with a pandemic, cancelled games and travel issues since joining league

BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb (inset) has been part of the junior ‘A’ league since 2018. (Garrett James photo)
A 48-save performance from goalie Justin Dueck backstopped the Grand Forks Border Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Tuesday. Photo: Stephen Picollo

Dueck backstops Border Bruins to big win over Nitehawks

Grand Forks Border Bruins hold on for 3-2 win over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Tuesday

A 48-save performance from goalie Justin Dueck backstopped the Grand Forks Border Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Tuesday. Photo: Stephen Picollo
Four teams sidelined by COVID protocols. (Twitter)

Penticton Vees postpone games due to COVID-19

Four BCHL teams including Trail have all team activities paused for the next 5 days

Four teams sidelined by COVID protocols. (Twitter)
Smoke Eaters send defenceman Chris Kobelka, 18, to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons for 20-year-old defenceman Kabore Dunn. Photo: Jim Bailey

Update: Trail Smoke Eaters shore up defence, add forward

The Trail Smoke Eaters were making deals up to the trade deadline Monday, Jan. 10

Smoke Eaters send defenceman Chris Kobelka, 18, to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons for 20-year-old defenceman Kabore Dunn. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Trail Smoke Eaters home game vs Prince George on Wednesday, Jan. 5 has been postponed, while other make-up games against Cranbrook, Wenatchee and West Kelowna have been rescheduled. Photo: Jim Bailey

Smoke Eaters upcoming home game postponed due to COVID

The Trail-Prince George game will be rescheduled for a later date

The Trail Smoke Eaters home game vs Prince George on Wednesday, Jan. 5 has been postponed, while other make-up games against Cranbrook, Wenatchee and West Kelowna have been rescheduled. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail's Corey Cunningham beats the Cranbrook goalie but cannot find the back of the net. Photos: Jim Bailey

Cranbrook Bucks battle back for win over Trail Smoke Eaters

Cranbrook forward Johnny Johnson’s third period goal gave the Bucks a 4-3 victory

Trail's Corey Cunningham beats the Cranbrook goalie but cannot find the back of the net. Photos: Jim Bailey
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks unveiled their new jersey on the way to splitting a home-and-home with the Nelson Leafs this week. Photos: Jim Bailey

Beaver Valley Nitehawks rebound for road win over Nelson Leafs

Nitehawks bounce back from a home loss to split weekend games with division leading Leafs

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks unveiled their new jersey on the way to splitting a home-and-home with the Nelson Leafs this week. Photos: Jim Bailey
Former Beaver Valley Nitehawk Craig Martin is having a breakout year in the ECHL, leading the Jacksonville Icemen in scoring and points.

Trail pro hockey players excel in time of adversity

Trail’s Lucchini, St. Denis, Martin, and Jones’ all lead teams in scoring in respective pro leagues

Former Beaver Valley Nitehawk Craig Martin is having a breakout year in the ECHL, leading the Jacksonville Icemen in scoring and points.
Ski-cross racer Sage Stefani excels at NorAm Ski Cross races. Submitted photo.

Rossland skier golden at NorAm ski cross event

Sage and September Stefani open ski cross season with good results at Nakiska NorAm

Ski-cross racer Sage Stefani excels at NorAm Ski Cross races. Submitted photo.
Brady Hunter

Trail Smoke Eaters forward commits to Merrimack

Smoke Eaters forward Brady Hunter is tied for the most points, 30, on the Trail roster

Brady Hunter