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Smoke Eaters postpone Wednesday's game, add three other games

The Smoke Eaters have announce multiple schedule changes including the postponement of one game and the addition of others. Due to BCHL COVID-19 precautions, Wednesday's game between the Trail Smoke Eaters and the Prince George Spruce Kings will be postponed and rescheduled for a later date. Fan's who have already bought...

Trail and Rossland selected to co-host the 2026 BC Winter Games

The BC Games Society announced today that Trail-Rossland will co-host the 2026 BC Winter Games. These cities have a long history of hosting major sport events. The region has successfully hosted the 1982 and 2006 BC Winter Games and the 1996 BC Summer Games as well as the 2011 BC Seniors Games. Numerous Alpine Skiing and...

Smoke Eaters acquire committed forward Cunningham from Prince George

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the addition of Corey Cunningham from the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations. Cunningham, who was born and raised in Prince George, is committed to play NCAA Div. 1 hockey next season at Merrimack College. The 20-year-old forward has played four...

Trail Smoke Eaters to close the exhibition schedule against Canada's National Women's Team

The Trail Smoke Eaters, in conjunction with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, are excited to announce a special exhibition game, as the Smoke Eaters will face off against Canada's National Women's Team. Fresh off their gold medal at the Women's World Championship, Team Canada will come to Trail as part of a two-day event that will...

Smoke Eaters Add Goaltender Fradette from Fort McMurray

The Trail Smoke Eaters have acquired goaltender Evan Fradette from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) in exchange for forward Justin Ross & Future Considerations. Fradette, from St. Albert, Alberta, will join the Smoke Eaters for his 20-year-old season. Fradette who has appeared in the...

Kent Johnson makes Smoke Eater History at NHL Draft

Moments ago at the NHL Draft, Smoke Eater alumni Kent Johnson, made history as the highest Smoke Eater ever to be drafted into the NHL, going fifth overall to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Johnson who was named league MVP, top scorer, most Sportsmanlike and CJHL Top Forward in his second and final year in Trail where he tallied...

Grand Forks doctor takes over ownership of Border Bruins

By Emanuel Sequeira, Director of Communications The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has approved the sale of the Grand Forks Border Bruins to local physician Dr. Mark Szynkaruk, who assumes ownership of the club from the community-owned Grand Forks Border Bruins Association. “We’re very pleased to welcome Dr....

Smoke Eaters acquire 2002 born defenceman Garrett Valk from Chilliwack

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the acquisition of North Vancouver native Garrett Valk from the Chilliwack Chiefs for Future Considerations. Valk, an 18-year-old product of the North Vancouver minor hockey system, played 40 games for the Chiefs last year as a 17-year-old. The year prior, Valk was a member of ...

Smoke Eaters finalize leadership group, bolster roster ahead of Dec. 1 start date.

The Smoke Eaters are excited to announce their 2020/21 leadership group while also officially welcoming in committed players and a new signing.   The Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce that along with captain Cody Schiavon, second year forwards Connor Sweeney and Chase Dafoe have been named assistant captains for this season....

Smoke Eaters add two more players ahead of 2020-21 season

British Columbia (September 2nd, 2020) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitments of two players in Nicolas Roussel and Jackson Krill for the upcoming season. Roussel, an 18-year-old from Maple Ridge and Krill, a 16-year-old from Port Moody, were both players the Smoke Eaters staff identified from the ...
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