Smoke Eaters: Berkholtz commits to Pack

The Smokies announced Friday that 20-year-old forward Tyler Berkholtz has committed to play for Thompson Rivers University WolfPack

The Trail Smoke Eaters announced Friday that 20-year-old forward Tyler Berkholtz has committed to play for Thompson Rivers University WolfPack of the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League for the upcoming year.

”As an organization we are extremely happy for “Berky” and his decision to attend a post secondary institute like TRU,” says head coach Bill Birks.

Birks went on to say, “Tyler was a very huge part of the big turnaround last year here in Trail, his leadership both on and off the ice as well as his daily work ethic were second to none. TRU is getting a real honest and hardworking kid that will have a definite impact at both ends of the rink.”

After three years with the Alberni Bulldogs, Berkholtz joined the Smokies for the 2012-13 season, scoring nine goals and adding 33 assists for a personal best 42 points. In his career the Penticton native registered 39 goals and 84 assists in 195 BCHL games, to go along with 173 penalty minutes.