The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Cioffi, of North Vancouver, as Director of Player Personnel.
Dan is currently the Director of Hockey Operations for North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association and has been coaching or actively involved in junior hockey from the BCHL, AJHL, PJHL, KIJHL and varous other leagues across North America.
Dan was the Associate Head Coach for the Delta Ice Hawks 2012 PJHL Champions, Associated coach with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) and Associate Head Coach for the Burnaby Express from 2007-2010 (BCHL).
Originally from Whitby Ontario, Dan came out west to Banff Alberta to coach at the Banff Hockey Academy where he met Head Coach/GM, Nick Deschenes, of the Trail Smoke Eaters. At the time, Nick, was part of the coaching staff at the academy. After Banff, Dan moved on to coach Junior A in BC and has maintained contact with Nick.
The Trail Smoke Eater organization welcomes Dan and his experience to the Smokie team and wishes him the best of luck.