Trail Smoke Eaters

Prince Albert defenceman Braydan Smith is joining the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2022-23 season.

Smoke Eaters commit defenceman Braydan Smith

Trail Smoke Eaters welcome UConn commited defenceman Braydan Smith to the BCHL

 

The Trail Memorial Centre ice is in after a week of painting lines, white washing, creating the logos, then methodically building the ice with a new sprayer. The ice making crew consists of (from left) Levi Fotiou, Tanya Buckley and Dave Hesson. By using the new sprayer the ice builds slower but makes harder and stronger ice and must be applied over and over until the desired thickness is reached. Champions Hockey School is the first to going from Aug. 8-14, followed by Trail Smoke Eater minor hockey development camps and the Goalie Group session led by Brady Robinson, goaltending coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. Photo: Jim Bailey

Building Cominco Arena ice

Trail city staff meticulously spray ice one layer at a time for a stronger foundation

 

Champions Hockey School organizer Connor Jones and instructor Jake Lucchini (right) explain a drill to a captivated group of young hockey proteges at Champions Hockey School back in 2016. The camp has been running for 14 seasons and hits Cominco ice on Monday, Aug. 8. Photo: Jim Bailey

Champions Hockey School hits Cominco ice

New dad and Champions Hockey School organizer, Connor Jones, may see his last camp this year

 

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Trail Smoke Eaters add skilled forward to roster

Minnesota product Trey Fechko has committed to play for the Trail Smoke Eaters this season

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Castlegar Rebels forward Nathan Dann battles for puck versus the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in KIJHL action last season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail hockey talent commits to Bruins

Talented Trail forward Nathan Dann signed with the SJHL champion Estevan Bruins for 2022-23 season

Castlegar Rebels forward Nathan Dann battles for puck versus the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in KIJHL action last season. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Trail Smoke Eaters’ pre-season is set with four games, two in Wenatchee and their lone home game vs Cranbrook Bucks on Sept. 16 and in Cranbrook Sept. 17. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters pre-season set

Trail Smoke Eaters will play two games vs Wenatchee Wild and two against the Cranbrook Bucks

The Trail Smoke Eaters’ pre-season is set with four games, two in Wenatchee and their lone home game vs Cranbrook Bucks on Sept. 16 and in Cranbrook Sept. 17. Photo: Jim Bailey
Smoke Eaters assistant coach Dallas Calvin (left) will remain behind the bench but also take on duties of Director of Scouting this season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters name Calvin head of scouting

Smoke Eaters assistant coach Dallas Calvin takes on task of recruiting new talent

Smoke Eaters assistant coach Dallas Calvin (left) will remain behind the bench but also take on duties of Director of Scouting this season. Photo: Jim Bailey
Minnesota product Adam Marshall is a gritty forward with a great shot and a penchant for finding the back of the net. Photo: contributed

Smoke Eaters sign high scoring forward

Minnesota forward Adam Marshall commits to the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2022-23 season

  • Jul 5, 2022
Minnesota product Adam Marshall is a gritty forward with a great shot and a penchant for finding the back of the net. Photo: contributed
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Smoke Eaters sign power forward

Trail Smoke Eater bolstered its line up with the commitment of Vermont native Jack Kurrle

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Smoke Eaters head of marketing Allison McCarthy. Photo: Sheri Regnier

Trail Smoke Eaters Allison McCarthy earns top BCHL marketing award

The BCHL marketing award was voted on by fellow marketers and league staff

Smoke Eaters head of marketing Allison McCarthy. Photo: Sheri Regnier
The Trail Smoke Eaters will renew play against Coastal Conference teams this year, after the BCHL cancelled travel to the Lower Mainland due to flooding and road closures last season. Photo: Jim Bailey

BCHL releases 2022-23 league schedule

Showcase dates coming, 52 of 54 Trail Smoke Eaters games scheduled for the 2022-23 season

The Trail Smoke Eaters will renew play against Coastal Conference teams this year, after the BCHL cancelled travel to the Lower Mainland due to flooding and road closures last season. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail sent Connor Michaud to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons as part of a futures deal made in January. Photo: Jim Bailey

Smoke Eaters lose veteran players, add highend rookie

Trail Smoke Eaters fulfill futures trades, lose Michaud and Moger

Trail sent Connor Michaud to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons as part of a futures deal made in January. Photo: Jim Bailey
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

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.
The Trail Smoke Eaters next ID camp goes in Vancouver June 10-12. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters sign Connor Seeley

The Kelowna product was impressive at ID camp and will add size and skill to the Smoke Eaters

The Trail Smoke Eaters next ID camp goes in Vancouver June 10-12. Photo: Jim Bailey
Graduating Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Evan Fradette will move on to play for Red Deer Polytechnic of the ACAC. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail goalie commits to Red Deer Polytechnic

Graduating Smoke Eaters goalie Evan Fradette is taking his talent to the Red Deer Kings of the ACAC

Graduating Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Evan Fradette will move on to play for Red Deer Polytechnic of the ACAC. Photo: Jim Bailey
Former Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward and Trail native Judah Makway has committed to the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2022-23 season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Local Trail product commits to Smoke Eaters

Judah Makway will make the jump from the KIJHL to the BCHL as a Trail Smoke Eater in 2022-23

Former Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward and Trail native Judah Makway has committed to the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2022-23 season. Photo: Jim Bailey
Coalson Wolford was named captain of the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2021-22 season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters captain commits to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Smoke Eater Coalson Wolford will continue his education and hockey career with NCAA Blugolds

  • May 4, 2022
Coalson Wolford was named captain of the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2021-22 season. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail Smoke Eaters wound up their ID Camp with a Silver vs Orange game on Sunday to get a closer look at the top 40 attendees. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters ID hot prospects at spring camp

Smoke Eaters coaching staff impressed with compete level of up-and-coming Greater Trail skaters

Trail Smoke Eaters wound up their ID Camp with a Silver vs Orange game on Sunday to get a closer look at the top 40 attendees. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Penticton Vees will host the West Kelowna Warriors in Game 1 of the Interior Conference Final on Friday, April 29. Photo: Jim Bailey

BCHL: Penticton Vees face West Kelowna Warriors in Interior final

The Penticton Vees will face the West Kelowna Warriors in the BCHL…

The Penticton Vees will host the West Kelowna Warriors in Game 1 of the Interior Conference Final on Friday, April 29. Photo: Jim Bailey
Talented players like Smoke Eaters forward Ridge Dawson is expected to return next year and was selected during Trail’s ID camps last year. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters primed for ID Camp

About 100 players will attend the Trail Smoke Eaters ID camp going from April 29 to May 1

Talented players like Smoke Eaters forward Ridge Dawson is expected to return next year and was selected during Trail’s ID camps last year. Photo: Jim Bailey