BC Minor Hockey

The 2008 Junior Smoke Eaters captured the championship ring at the BC Mayhem Spring Tournament in Coquitlam with a convincing 7-2 win over Kamloops.

Trail Jr. Smoke Eaters teams wrap up successful spring season

The 2008 and 2009 Jr. Smoke Eaters battle their way to finals at BC Mayhem tournament in Coquitlam

 

Trail U15 Jr. Smokies win silver medal at BC U15 Tier 3 hockey championships in Osoyoos.

Trail U15 Jr. Smokies earn silver at provincials

Trail Jr. Smokies took home silver after a late comeback came up just short vs New Westminster

 

Trail celebrates

Trail U13 Jr. Smokies capture bronze at BC championship

Trail Jr. Smokies defeated Sunshine Coast 3-2 in bronze-medal game on Thursday

 

The U15 West Kootenay AA Crusaders fell to the Cloverdale Colts 4-3 in the gold-medal game at the Tier 1 U15 provincial championship in Juan de Fuca on Wednesday. Still, a great result for the WK Zone team made up of players from Greater Trail, Castlegar and Nelson. Photo: U15 Crusaders gold medal win at East Kootenay Invitational tournament held in Cranbrook in February.

A silver lining for West Kootenay Crusaders

West Kootenay AA Crusaders earn silver medal at Tier 1 hockey provincial tournament

The U15 West Kootenay AA Crusaders fell to the Cloverdale Colts 4-3 in the gold-medal game at the Tier 1 U15 provincial championship in Juan de Fuca on Wednesday. Still, a great result for the WK Zone team made up of players from Greater Trail, Castlegar and Nelson. Photo: U15 Crusaders gold medal win at East Kootenay Invitational tournament held in Cranbrook in February.
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Trail U13, U18 teams earn BC playoff berth

The U13 Jr. Smokies will play in the semifinal versus South Okanagan today (Wednesday) at 5 p.m.

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U13 Jr. Smokies skate to wild 7-7 tie with Terrace at BC minor hockey championship

The Greater Trail U13 team earned a playoff berth after picking up a point against Terrace

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Trail`s Easton Fowler scores to make it 3-0 Jr. Smokies against the Quesnel Thunder on Sunday at the Trail Memorial Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey

U13 Trail Jr. Smokies shut out Quesnel Thunder

Greater Trail U13 team goes 3-and-0 to start BC hockey championship

Trail`s Easton Fowler scores to make it 3-0 Jr. Smokies against the Quesnel Thunder on Sunday at the Trail Memorial Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
A card of support, signed by members of Ridge Meadow’s U11 A1 team, was presented to Semiahmoo goaltender Dmytro Makogonsky at the teams’ game Saturday. (Contributed photo)

Hockey clubs’ support for Ukrainian goaltender ‘brought tears’ to father’s eyes

Young hockey players join together to support B.C. family

A card of support, signed by members of Ridge Meadow’s U11 A1 team, was presented to Semiahmoo goaltender Dmytro Makogonsky at the teams’ game Saturday. (Contributed photo)
Minor hockey teams across Canada will have an opportunity to engage in the conversation about the intergenerational impacts of residential schools and

Orange Shirt Society nets national minor hockey campaign to further reconciliation

Society teams up with Canadian Tire and Keener Jerseys to create conversation and healing

  • Feb 17, 2022
Minor hockey teams across Canada will have an opportunity to engage in the conversation about the intergenerational impacts of residential schools and
The U15 AA West Kootenay Crusaders took home gold from the U15 AA East Kootenay Avalanche Invitational Tournament in Cranbrook last weekend. The Crusaders defeated their rival and hosts the U15 East Kootenay Avalanche in the final, 7-1, to capture first place in the tournament. Congratulations! Photo: submitted

U15 West Kootenay Crusaders capture gold

U15 AA West Kootenay Crusaders go 4-and-1 on weekend, defeat East Kootenay Avalanche 7-1 in final

  • Feb 8, 2022
The U15 AA West Kootenay Crusaders took home gold from the U15 AA East Kootenay Avalanche Invitational Tournament in Cranbrook last weekend. The Crusaders defeated their rival and hosts the U15 East Kootenay Avalanche in the final, 7-1, to capture first place in the tournament. Congratulations! Photo: submitted
Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association is hoping to ice more referees for the remainder of season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail minor hockey in need of referees

One suggestion is for parents to get in on the action and become an on-ice official

Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association is hoping to ice more referees for the remainder of season. Photo: Jim Bailey
Rossland Sr. Warriors

Rossland Sr. Warriors host Lethbridge Lightning

The Rossland Sr. Warriors are back in action and begin their quest for a provincial men’s title

Rossland Sr. Warriors
New Border Bruins owner Dr. Mark Szynkaruk reps team colours with his young sons and wife Tracey. Photo courtesy of the Grand Forks Border Bruins

KIJHL’s Border Bruins sold to Grand Forks doctor

The league announced the sale Friday, May 14

New Border Bruins owner Dr. Mark Szynkaruk reps team colours with his young sons and wife Tracey. Photo courtesy of the Grand Forks Border Bruins
Greater Trail minor hockey parents are upset about the change in regulations that doesn’t allow them into games. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail minor hockey parents unhappy with ‘no spectator’ rule

Petition seeks support to change regulation about parents unable to attend their kids’ hockey games

Greater Trail minor hockey parents are upset about the change in regulations that doesn’t allow them into games. Photo: Jim Bailey
Minor hockey is unlikely to be rushed back into action, even if Vancouver is picked as a hub city for the NHL playoffs. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

NHL return unlikely to affect minor hockey in B.C.: officials

Minor sports remain part of Phase 4 of Restart Plan

Minor hockey is unlikely to be rushed back into action, even if Vancouver is picked as a hub city for the NHL playoffs. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks are encouraging stick taps for health care workers every night at 7 p.m. (Facebook page)

BC Hockey, Vancouver Canucks encourage stick tapping to honour frontline health care workers

Families are encouraged to video themselves tapping their sticks at 7 p.m. and post to social media

BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks are encouraging stick taps for health care workers every night at 7 p.m. (Facebook page)
Minor penalty for coach roughing player irks Castlegar parents

Minor penalty for coach roughing player irks Castlegar parents

Minor hockey v-p quits in row over one-game suspension given to coach

Minor penalty for coach roughing player irks Castlegar parents
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Trail Smoke Eaters full speed ahead!

Penticton, Coquitlam and Trail are the top three teams in goal scoring …

  • Feb 7, 2020
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A recovering Nathan Boatter spends some time with his brother Adam. (Contributed photo)

Young B.C. hockey player breaks neck after ‘reckless’ check

Father wants to draw attention to careless play in the contact sport

A recovering Nathan Boatter spends some time with his brother Adam. (Contributed photo)