Trail, BC - The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce the acquisition of Jake Kauppila (95, Gurnee, IL) from the Green Bay Gamblers for the 2015/16 British Columbia Hockey League season.
Kauppila rejoins the Smokies after being moved to Alberni for playoff experience two years ago. A Michigan Tech University committed player, Jake played last season for the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL.
“Jake is an intense competitor that will fill the holes that were left with our graduating forwards. Jake will bring leadership and valuable experience he’s gained throughout his junior hockey career,” said Smoke Eaters Head Coach Nick Deschenes.