The Trail Sr. Smoke Eaters are holding their annual banquet at Cantons on Saturday.

The Trail Sr. Smoke Eaters are holding their annual banquet at Cantons on Saturday.

Sr. Smoke Eaters reunion

The Trail Sr. Smoke Eaters will reunite for their annual Christmas lunch at Cantons in Trail on Saturday.

Former players of the Senior Trail Smoke Eaters are invited to attend the annual Smokies Christmas reunion on Saturday.

All Trail Senior Smoke Eaters who played in the Western International Hockey League (WIHL) will meet at Cantons Restaurant in Trail at noon on Saturday to swap stories and share memories of the golden era of senior men’s hockey.

The WIHL formed in 1946 and ran until 1988, and included B.C. teams from Trail, Nelson, Rossland, Fernie, and Cranbrook as well as teams from Calgary, Portland, Spokane and Los Angeles that competed at various times throughout the league’s history.

All told, the Trail Smoke Eaters senior men’s team won the WIHL title seven times. For more info or to RSVP call Wayne Florko at 368-5645.