Former Smokie goalie commits

Former Trail Smoke Eater Lyndon Stanwood accepted an NCAA scholarship to Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill.

Former Trail Smoke Eater Lyndon Stanwood accepted an NCAA scholarship to Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Ill.

The veteran of nearly 100 games in the BCHL, Stanwood played two years with the Smoke Eaters before being traded to Chilliwack last summer, eventually landing with the Rivermen mid-season where he put up the best numbers of his career. In a Langley jersey, the 20-year old boasted a 2.48 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.

Having finished his junior career, Stanwood is looking forward to his freshman year at one of Division III’s most prestigious universities.

“I just felt the education is right for me, it will suit my learning style and I think the hockey program is top notch, it seems like they’ll be great for the next four years that I’ll be there,” said Stanwood.

Stanwood had a good rookie season with the Smokies, but the emergence of Adam Todd as the number one starter in 2012-13 deemed the diminutive goaltender expendable. The Smokies traded Stanwood last summer to the Chiefs for Brodyn Nielson and futures. In two seasons with Trail,  Stanwood played in 70 games registering 22 wins and 44 losses.

“We’re really happy for Lyndon to have this opportunity to go to such a prestigious school where he’ll get a world class education,” said Rivermen head coach Bobby Henderson.

“On the athletic side Lake Forest is getting a high end goaltender and they’re looking for him to contribute right away.”

After playing his first two years of junior in the Silver City, the Vancouver native was able to finish his final season close to home and with a strong team in the Rivermen.

“Everything changed around I thought it was really good for my career. It’s a wonderful organization with great leadership, great owners, coaches were incredible, it was just a great way to wrap up a junior career,” said Stanwood.

Stanwood’s scholarship brings the number of Rivermen from the 2013-14 roster committed to the NCAA to 13.

Just Posted

“I want to see the difference in the world, embrace it, celebrate it … ” Photo: David Cantelli/Unsplash
A new way to say ‘Hello’

“Inclusion, you see, is NOT about making us all the same.”

Waneta Manor is located on Laburnum Drive in Trail. Photo: Sheri Regnier
Senior dies as Trail tenants continue wait for broken elevator to be fixed

The elevator in Waneta Manor has been out of commission since February

For Your Consideration
Brokeback Facebook: I wish I knew how to quit you!

Thom is inspired by the proliferation of viral inane questions to reevaluate his social media use

The author during GoByBike Week. Taking a break from all that high-flying on the Isador Canyon Trail. Photo: Christina Blaskovich
The auto and the bike: A paean to them both

One becomes an extension of one’s self. The other offers the sensation of flight.

Area A Director Ali Grieve (right), Village of Fruitvale Mayor Steve Morissette (front), and Village of Montrose Mayor Mike Walsh (left) held a congratulatory ceremony for Beaver Valley students who are part of the Class of 2021 graduates of J. L. Crowe Secondary at Beaver Creek Park on Thursday. Photo: Jim Bailey
Beaver Valley Grads of 2021

Beaver Valley mayors, RDKB Area A director celebrate their 2021 graduates with gift ceremony

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

FILE – Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Feds to issue update on border measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, permanent residents

Border with U.S. to remain closed to most until at least July 21

A portion of the George Road wildfire burns near Lytton, B.C. in this Friday, June 18, 2021 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, BC Wildfire Service *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Blaze near Lytton spread across steep terrain, says BC Wildfire Service

Fire began Wednesday and is suspected to be human-caused, but remains under investigation

Blair Lebsack, owner of RGE RD restaurant, poses for a portrait in the dining room, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. Canadian restaurants are having to find ways to deal with the rising cost of food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canadian restaurateurs grapple with rising food costs, menu prices expected to rise

Restaurants are a low margin industry, so there’s not a lot of room to work in additional costs

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
Fort St. John man arrested after allegedly inviting sexual touching from children

Two children reported the incident to a trusted adult right away

Barbara Violo, pharmacist and owner of The Junction Chemist Pharmacy, draws up a dose behind vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on the counter, in Toronto, Friday, June 18, 2021. An independent vaccine tracker website founded by a University of Saskatchewan student says just over 20 per cent of eligible Canadians — those 12 years old and above — are now fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
At least 20% of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated, 75% with one dose: data

Earlier projections for reopening at this milestone didn’t include Delta variant

This undated file photo provided by Ernie Carswell & Partners shows the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of The Brady Bunch in Los Angeles. Do you know the occupation of Mike Brady, the father in this show about a blended family? (Anthony Barcelo/Ernie Carswell & Partners via AP, File)
QUIZ: A celebration of dad on Father’s Day

How much do you know about famous fathers?

Emily Steele holds up a collage of her son, 16-year-old Elijah-Iain Beauregard who was stabbed and killed in June 2019, outside of Kelowna Law Courts on June 18. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Kelowna woman who fatally stabbed teen facing up to 1.5 years of jail time

Her jail sentence would be followed by an additional one to 1.5 years of supervision

Most Read