Warm reception at Smokies game appreciated

"The people of Trail should be proud of their arena, their Smokies, and also their fans."

My wife and I are from Salmon Arm and we follow our hockey team, the Salmon Arm Silverbacks,  all over the province.

We were in Trail on Oct. 17 to watch our Silverbacks play your Smokies. What a pleasure it is to be in an arena with such an amazing and treasured hockey history. It is a lovely facility whose walls are alive with hockey history to be cherished.

My point in writing today is to let you know that while we were in the Cominco arena, our reception from the fans was wonderful.

Many Smokie fans came over to us and welcomed us to Trail,  and thanked us for coming all that way. They really did make us feel at home, and made our evening watching hockey a great one.

The BCHL is one of the best and most competitive hockey leagues on the planet and what a great way to spend an evening watching two great teams like the Silverbacks and Smokies compete for the win.

And whether our Silverbacks win or lose, it is always a great evening for us in the Cominco Arena.

The people of Trail should be proud of their arena, their Smokies, and also their fans.

The warm reception and kind comments were a “class act” and were truly appreciated by us. Our Silverbacks come to Trail three more times this regular season and we will definitely be back to your arena for those remaining games and look forward to it.

Doug and Lorraine Ibbitson

Salmon Arm