Trail Smoke Eaters: Brent Baltus named to allstar team

A poll of BCHL coaches selected the 20-year-old Nanaimo native to the Interior division’s second allstar team.

Trail Smoke Eater forward Brent Baltus’ excellent season was not overlooked by the league, as the BCHL released its Allstar team selections for the 2012-13 season.

A poll of BCHL coaches selected the 20-year-old Nanaimo native to the Interior division’s second allstar team.

Baltus led the team in scoring, netting 24 goals and 51 points in 46 games for the Smokies this season. He also leads the team in short-handed goals with two.

Baltus played in 115 BCHL games with three different teams – Trail, Nanaimo, and Alberni Valley –  scoring 32 goals and chalking up 50 assists for 82 points through his career.

Baltus also committed to the NCAA Div. 1 University of Alaska-Anchorage earlier this season.

“Brent’s been a model of consistency and a real leader since arriving in Trail,” stated Smoke Eaters head coach and general manager Bill Birks.

“This honour is a testament to his hard work with our program and I’m thrilled to see him named an all-star by the BCHL.”