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Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Donovan Buskey stares down an attempt on goal by Vernon Vipers forward Jesse Lansdell. The Smoke Eaters got a goal from Owen Ozar 12 seconds into overtime Saturday to beat the Vipers 5-4 and take a 2-0 lead in the BCHL Interior Conference semifinal. The Vipers forced overtime with two goals in the final 66 seconds. (Katherine Peters - Black Press)

Trail blows late lead, beats Vernon in OT

Owen Ozar’s goal 12 seconds into OT gives Smoke Eaters a 5-4 win over Vipers and 2-0 series lead

Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Donovan Buskey stares down an attempt on goal by Vernon Vipers forward Jesse Lansdell. The Smoke Eaters got a goal from Owen Ozar 12 seconds into overtime Saturday to beat the Vipers 5-4 and take a 2-0 lead in the BCHL Interior Conference semifinal. The Vipers forced overtime with two goals in the final 66 seconds. (Katherine Peters - Black Press)
Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Powell Connor, a native of Vernon (left), tries to poke the puck away from Vipers forward Jesse Lansdell during the B.C. Hockey League Interior Conference semifinal opener Friday night in Vernon. The Smoke Eaters scored three times in the third period for a 3-1 win, their fifth straight post-season victory. (Katherine Peters - Black Press)

Trail wins series opener against Vernon

All scoring comes in third period as Smoke Eaters beat Vipers 3-1 in BCHL Interior semifinal opener

Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Powell Connor, a native of Vernon (left), tries to poke the puck away from Vipers forward Jesse Lansdell during the B.C. Hockey League Interior Conference semifinal opener Friday night in Vernon. The Smoke Eaters scored three times in the third period for a 3-1 win, their fifth straight post-season victory. (Katherine Peters - Black Press)
Trade deadline looming for BCHL teams

Trade deadline looming for BCHL teams

Trade watch will heat up as the roster freeze deadline is on Jan. 10

Trade deadline looming for BCHL teams
Team Canada forward Cory Emmerton (left) and teammate Maxim Noreau fend off a Kalpa Kuopio player during the final of the 2018 Spengler Cup. Canada dropped the game 2-1 after an eight-round shootout. Photo courtesy of @HC_Men/Twitter

Canada settles for silver at Spengler Cup

BCHL alum finish with silver medal at 2018 Spengler Cup

Team Canada forward Cory Emmerton (left) and teammate Maxim Noreau fend off a Kalpa Kuopio player during the final of the 2018 Spengler Cup. Canada dropped the game 2-1 after an eight-round shootout. Photo courtesy of @HC_Men/Twitter
Team Canada celebrating one of their six goals scored against Nurnberg Ice Tigers at the Spengler Cup on Dec. 28. Photo couresty of @HC_Men/Twitter

BCHL alum net four goals for Team Canada in Spengler Cup win

Team Canada heading to the semi-final of the 2018 Spengler Cup in Davos

Team Canada celebrating one of their six goals scored against Nurnberg Ice Tigers at the Spengler Cup on Dec. 28. Photo couresty of @HC_Men/Twitter
BCHL’ers help Canada to record setting win at Spengler Cup

BCHL’ers help Canada to record setting win at Spengler Cup

Team Canada opened the 2018 tournament with a win over Davos

BCHL’ers help Canada to record setting win at Spengler Cup
Team Canada West player Alexander Campbell (Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL) races the puck up the ice through traffic, while teammate Alex Newhook tries to give him some space. Canada West lost to Russia 3-0 on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images

BCHL’ers blanked by Russia at World Junior A Challenge

Canada West loses battle of the unbeaten teams in the preliminary round

Team Canada West player Alexander Campbell (Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL) races the puck up the ice through traffic, while teammate Alex Newhook tries to give him some space. Canada West lost to Russia 3-0 on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images
Alex Swetlikoff (Vernon Vipers, BCHL), left, runs over a Team Canada East player during Monday night’s all-Canadian preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the game 6-1. Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

BCHL player lifts Canada West to second win at World Junior A Challenge

Chilliwack Chiefs player has a three-point performance

Alex Swetlikoff (Vernon Vipers, BCHL), left, runs over a Team Canada East player during Monday night’s all-Canadian preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the game 6-1. Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images
Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes is growing his hair out as a fundraiser for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Hockey player’s flow a no-go for BCHL poll

Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes left off best hockey hair poll

Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes is growing his hair out as a fundraiser for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.                                Mark Brett/Western News
BCHL teams involved in tribute to Humboldt Broncos

BCHL teams involved in tribute to Humboldt Broncos

Special banner will be unveiled at regular season home games

BCHL teams involved in tribute to Humboldt Broncos
Penticton Vees forward Chris Klack is stopped at the doorstep by Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Adam Marcoux during Game 7 of their BCHL semifinal playoff series. The Smoke Eaters defeated the Vees 4-2 and advance to play the Wenatchee Wild. Kristi Patton/Western News

Trail defeats Penticton in BCHL Game 7

Penticton Vees lose to Trail Smoke Eaters in best-of-seven series

Penticton Vees forward Chris Klack is stopped at the doorstep by Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Adam Marcoux during Game 7 of their BCHL semifinal playoff series. The Smoke Eaters defeated the Vees 4-2 and advance to play the Wenatchee Wild. Kristi Patton/Western News
Penticton Vees forward Marcus Mitchell tips in his hat trick goal in the Penticton Vees 6-1 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters on Saturday at the Cominco Arena. Jim Bailey photo.

Penticton Vees force Game 7 with big win over Smoke Eaters

Marcus Mitchell nets a hat trick to lead the Penticton Vees to a 6-1 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters

Penticton Vees forward Marcus Mitchell tips in his hat trick goal in the Penticton Vees 6-1 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters on Saturday at the Cominco Arena. Jim Bailey photo.
Smoke Eater goalie Adam Marcoux robs Penticton forward Taylor Ward on the breakaway, as the Trail Smoke Eaters beat Penticton 6-3 to even their Interior Division semifinal series at 2-2.  Jim Bailey photo

Trail Smoke Eaters double up Penticton Vees, even series

Trail Smoke Eaters will be back in Trail on Saturday for Game 6 of the Interior Division semifinal

Smoke Eater goalie Adam Marcoux robs Penticton forward Taylor Ward on the breakaway, as the Trail Smoke Eaters beat Penticton 6-3 to even their Interior Division semifinal series at 2-2.  Jim Bailey photo
The Penticton Vees defeated the Trail Smoke Eaters 5-3 on Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.                                Western News file photo

Penticton Vees erase two-goal deficit to defeat Trail

The Vees take Game 1 of the second round of the BCHL playoffs

The Penticton Vees defeated the Trail Smoke Eaters 5-3 on Friday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre.                                Western News file photo
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks Elijiah Barriga maintains control of the puck while airborne after being tripped in a game against the Surrey Eagles at the Shaw Centre. (Evan Buhler photo)

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The Salmon Arm Silverbacks Elijiah Barriga maintains control of the puck while airborne after being tripped in a game against the Surrey Eagles at the Shaw Centre. (Evan Buhler photo)
Penticton Vees Ryley Risling was the overtime hero with the game-winning goal as the Vees defeated the Chilliwack Chiefs 4-3 on Wednesday at the South Okanagan Events Centre.                                Mark Brett/Penticton Western News

Risling nets overtime winner for Vees

Penticton Vees down the Chilliwack Chiefs in Game 4 of the BCHL Fred Page Cup final

Penticton Vees Ryley Risling was the overtime hero with the game-winning goal as the Vees defeated the Chilliwack Chiefs 4-3 on Wednesday at the South Okanagan Events Centre.                                Mark Brett/Penticton Western News
Jenna Hauck/Black Press

Dominant win for Penticton Vees over Chilliwack Chiefs

The Vees made it look easy as they tied the best-of-seven series at one game apiece

Jenna Hauck/Black Press
The Trail Smoke Eaters wrapped up their Spring Camp on Sunday at the Cominco Arena after three days of intense scrimmage.

Spring Camp talent impresses Trail Smoke Eaters coaches

The Smoke Eaters coaching staff held their three-day identification camp with over 100 players attending.

The Trail Smoke Eaters wrapped up their Spring Camp on Sunday at the Cominco Arena after three days of intense scrimmage.
Trail Smoke Eaters spring camp hits Cominco ice

Trail Smoke Eaters spring camp hits Cominco ice

The Trail Smoke Eaters will have about 100 potential Smokies hit the ice Friday for their annual Spring Camp at the Cominco Arena.

  • Apr 6, 2017
Trail Smoke Eaters spring camp hits Cominco ice
The Trail Smoke Eaters have good reason to celebrate a successful season

Trail Smoke Eaters playoff drive ends, team celebrates season

The Trail Smoke Eaters may have lost their playoff round to the Vipers, but the future looks bright for the BCHL team.

The Trail Smoke Eaters have good reason to celebrate a successful season