A native of Nelson, British Columbia, Keith will enter his second year as Trail Smoke Eaters head coach after completing two years as an assistant coach in the ECHL with the Cincinnati Cyclones. Keith also had a 10-year playing career spanning three different leagues, including some time overseas. He logged 146 AHL games with Hartford, St. John’s, and Peoria, amassing 36 points (14g, 22a) and 102 penalty minutes. The former forward spent substantial time in the ECHL during his time on the ice, collecting 152 tallies (54g, 98a) in 213 regular season contests. Keith was also nearly a point-per-game player in the Kelly Cup Playoffs, stockpiling 43 points (13g, 30a) in 49 postseason contests. During the 2006 playoff year, he finished seventh on the Alaska Aces with 12 points (6g, 6a) in 17 games – helping his team capture the Kelly Cup title.
Keith played his collegiate hockey at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, where he accrued 100 points (41g, 59a) in 144 collegiate games. He finished in the Nanooks top six in scoring during each of his four seasons. Prior to college Keith played his last year of Junior hockey with the Smoke Eaters amassing 58 points and winning the All Star game MVP honors.
Zanier, a teacher at Rossland Summit School, served as Smokies assistant coach on a part-time basis for 11 seasons before committing full time in 2013, due to a combination of an accommodating school board and fewer week-day games scheduled by the BCHL.
Before joining the Smoke Eaters, Zanier coached at the pee-wee and bantam level in the Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association, and served as player-coach with the Senior Smoke Eaters during the 1980s. As a player, Zanier skated with the junior and senior Smokies as well as the UBC Thunderbirds.
Barry understands what it takes to win at the BCHL level and will help ensure we get the most out of our players this season.
Angie Hurley is joining the Smoke Eaters after a season as Assistant Athletic Therapist with the Carleton University Ravens football team, and is excited for her first year with the Trail Smoke Eaters. She is a Certified Athletic Therapist and a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Angie is a graduate of the Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy program at Camosun College in Victoria, BC and she also completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Co-op) from Memorial University in St. John’s, NL.
Angie has treated athletes in hockey, rugby, soccer, rowing, and field hockey. She has a breadth of experience at many levels of competition and has worked with high school, university, provincial, and national team athletes. Her goal for the Smoke Eaters is to keep them strong and competitive so they can reach their full potential.
Originally from Baie Verte, NL, Angie comes from a small town where the motto is “A heart of a town lies within its people”. She looks forward to bringing these values to the team and tothe community here in Trail.