Trail Smoke Eaters

Former Trail Smoke Eaters assistant captain Kent Johnson was selected fifth overall in the NHL Draft on Friday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Blue Jackets pick Trail Smoke Eater alum fifth overall in NHL Draft

Former Trail Smoke Eater and BCHL MVP, Kent Johnson, goes top five overall in 2021 NHL Draft

 

The Trail Smoke Eaters will open the 2021 season on Oct. 8 against the Cranbrook Bucks in Cranbrook, and will have their home opener the next night against the same Bucks. Photo: Jack Murray

BC Hockey League announces 54-game schedule to begin in October

Trail Smoke Eaters open season with home-and-home series versus Cranbrook Bucks

 

Smoke Eaters forward Kent Johnson carries the puck out in front of goalie Logan Terness in a game vs the Penticton Vees in January, 2020. Both Johnson and Terness cracked NHL Central Scoutings Top Rankings for the 2021 NHL Draft. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters alumni ranked high on 2021 NHL Draft rankings

NHL Central Scouting ranks former Smoke Eaters Kent Johnson #3 and goalie Logan Terness #25

 

Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Ryan Helliwell earned top defenceman in the Penticton Pod. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Smokies Helliwell earns top d-man in Penticton Pod

The BCHL winds up season with the 2021 Pod Award winners

Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Ryan Helliwell earned top defenceman in the Penticton Pod. Photo: Steve Piccolo
The Trail Smoke Eaters players and coaches return home safely after 20-game COVID season comes to an end. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Smoke Eaters emerge from pod, return home COVID-free

“It’s been an experience like no other,” said Smoke Eaters head coach and GM Tim Fragle

The Trail Smoke Eaters players and coaches return home safely after 20-game COVID season comes to an end. Photo: Steve Piccolo
The Trail Smoke Eaters wrapped up their tough 20-game season on Saturday. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

Penticton Vees shut out Trail Smoke Eaters in final game

Vees perfect on power play, end Smoke Eaters season in convincing fashion

The Trail Smoke Eaters wrapped up their tough 20-game season on Saturday. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
Logan Terness stopped 34 shots and was named first star in a 2-1 victory over the Cranbrook Bucks on Saturday. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Trail Smoke Eaters beat Bucks, fall to Vees as they head into the final week

The Trail Smoke Eaters will play their final three games of the season this week

Logan Terness stopped 34 shots and was named first star in a 2-1 victory over the Cranbrook Bucks on Saturday. Photo: Steve Piccolo
Penticton Vees forward Luc Wilson (22) scored twice in a 5-0 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters Monday at the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Penticton Vees shut out Trail Smoke Eaters

Penticton Vees goalie Kaedon Lane stops 20 shots in a 5-0 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters

Penticton Vees forward Luc Wilson (22) scored twice in a 5-0 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters Monday at the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton. Photo: Steve Piccolo
Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Carson Hemenway steps into a point shot blocked by the Cranbrook defender in a 4-3 shootout win on Sunday in Penticton. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Wolford lifts Smokies to come-from-behind shootout win

Trail Smoke Eaters improve to 6-6 with 4-3 shootout win over Cranbrook Bucks

Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Carson Hemenway steps into a point shot blocked by the Cranbrook defender in a 4-3 shootout win on Sunday in Penticton. Photo: Steve Piccolo
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Trail hockey products receive Canucks alumni scholarship

Riley Brandt, Jeremy Lucchini recipients of the Canucks $2,500 scholarship to continue their studies

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Trail Smoke Eaters forward Coalson Wolford looks for a deflection on the Cranbrook Bucks goalie in Friday’s 4-3 Smokies victory. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

Trail Smoke Eaters split weekend games

Smokies goalie Caedon Hamming earned his first win in a 4-3 victory over Cranbrook

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Coalson Wolford looks for a deflection on the Cranbrook Bucks goalie in Friday’s 4-3 Smokies victory. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Logan Terness made 40 saves as the Smokies held on for a 3-2 victory over the Penticton Vees on Wednesday at the South Okanagan Event Centre. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

Trail Smoke Eaters end Penticton Vees unbeaten streak

Smoke Eaters forward Brady Hunter scored the game winner in a 3-2 victory over the Penticton Vees

Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Logan Terness made 40 saves as the Smokies held on for a 3-2 victory over the Penticton Vees on Wednesday at the South Okanagan Event Centre. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
The Trail Smoke Eaters fell 6-1 to the Penticton Vees on Sunday, their third loss to the perennial BCHL powerhouse six games into the 20-game season. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

Penticton Vees dominant in win over Trail Smoke Eaters

Trail Smoke Eaters enjoy two day break until their fourth meeting with Penticton Vees on Wednesday

The Trail Smoke Eaters fell 6-1 to the Penticton Vees on Sunday, their third loss to the perennial BCHL powerhouse six games into the 20-game season. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
Ken Koshey received a lifetime honour from the Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association for 47 years of coaching minor hockey kids. Photos: Geoff Fontes

Trail minor hockey honours coach for 47 years of service

Koshey was born and raised in Dauphin, Man., where he grew up skating on the prairie ponds

Ken Koshey received a lifetime honour from the Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association for 47 years of coaching minor hockey kids. Photos: Geoff Fontes
Trail Smoke Eaters forward Chase Dafoe was named team captain for the upcoming BCHL 20-game season starting on Friday, Apr. 2. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters name leadership group

Chase Dafoe will captain the Trail Smoke Eaters when they begin play in the Penticton pod Friday

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Chase Dafoe was named team captain for the upcoming BCHL 20-game season starting on Friday, Apr. 2. Photo: Jim Bailey
On loan from the Langley Rivermen, forward Kalen Szeto will play for the Trail Smoke Eaters during the 20-21 BCHL season. (Dan Ferguson/Langey Advance Times)

Trail Smoke Eaters get big roster boost before season opener

Smoke Eaters open their 2020/21 season on Friday in Penticton

On loan from the Langley Rivermen, forward Kalen Szeto will play for the Trail Smoke Eaters during the 20-21 BCHL season. (Dan Ferguson/Langey Advance Times)
Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Logan Terness and forward Chase Dafoe look forward to some meaningful competition when the BCHL resumes next week. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters wrap up quarantine, ready for spring season

“But we’ve made so many concessions this year, we weren’t going to let that stop us.”

Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Logan Terness and forward Chase Dafoe look forward to some meaningful competition when the BCHL resumes next week. Photo: Jim Bailey
Judy Kurtz proudly displays her dad’s Smoke Eater jersey and Canada shirt in a shadow box in her Horseshoe Valley, home. Dick’s favourite hat is perched on top. Photo: Submitted

Remembering a ‘39 Trail Smoke Eater World Champion, a Canadian hockey icon

Born Richard B. Kowcinak on May 25, 1917, in Winnipeg, Dick had a long and successful hockey career

Judy Kurtz proudly displays her dad’s Smoke Eater jersey and Canada shirt in a shadow box in her Horseshoe Valley, home. Dick’s favourite hat is perched on top. Photo: Submitted
Back L-R: George Ferguson, Addy Tambellini, Harry Smith, Norm Lenardon, Ed Cristofoli. Front L-R: President James Cameron (with camera), Walt Peacosh and Harold Jones. Photo: Dave Rusnell c/o Trail Historical Society.

Trail Blazers: A Candid Moment in Time

Trail Blazers is a weekly feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

Back L-R: George Ferguson, Addy Tambellini, Harry Smith, Norm Lenardon, Ed Cristofoli. Front L-R: President James Cameron (with camera), Walt Peacosh and Harold Jones. Photo: Dave Rusnell c/o Trail Historical Society.
Trail Memorial Centre ice will stay in for month of April. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters ask city for arena ice extension

If the camps are unable to go, then the matter will be returned to council for further review.

Trail Memorial Centre ice will stay in for month of April. Photo: Jim Bailey