Trail product Sainted

A former Trail Smoke Eater Logan Proulx is returning to the West Kootenay as a Saint.

CASTLEGAR — A former Trail Smoke Eater is returning to the West Kootenay as a Saint.

The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program announced that forward Logan Proulx of Trail has committed to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

“Logan is a tremendous addition to our recruiting class for the fall,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “He’s a versatile guy who is effective in all three zones and on special teams. I expect he’ll adjust quickly to the college game and be an impact player and a leader for us over the next number of seasons.”

Proulx joins the Saints from the British Columbia Hockey League’s Cowichan Valley Capitals, where he enjoyed a breakout season offensively following an early season trade from the Trail Smoke Eaters.

He scored 14 goals and added 11 assists in 45 games with the Capitals and totaled 28 points on the year, helping Cowichan to a third-place finish in the BCHL’s Coastal Conference.

The 21-year old began his junior career with the Edmonton Oil Kings, suiting up in 137 games over three seasons. He scored nine times and totalled 22 points in the Western Hockey League before joining the Smoke Eaters for the 2010/11 season and appearing in 65 games for his hometown team. His BCHL totals include 18 goals and 39 points in 110 games played.

“I’m excited to be coming to Selkirk because it’s close to home and I can begin to pursue a career in a field I’ve been looking forward to for a long time,” says Proulx, who describes himself as quick and gritty two-way forward who will get in the corners and battle for pucks.