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Game Day Preview | CRA at TRA

The Trail Smoke Eaters play their preseason home-opener tonight at Cominco Arena against their BCHL Kootenay rival from Cranbrook. The Smokies capped a busy long weekend by taking a young squad to the first exhibition game of 2023. The rookies, along with a couple second-year Smokies boarded the bus for Vernon at 8 a.m. Sunday […]

Smoke Eaters Expand Hockey Operations Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trail, BC (August 24, 2023) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are entering their 2023-24 season with an expanded Hockey Operations staff. The Smoke Eaters Ownership is investing heavily in Hockey Operations, through retaining and hiring highly-qualified and passionate professionals to the hockey staff. The Hockey Operations team has grown to three full-time […]

Next Generation: Trail Smoke Eaters

Smokies head coach and general manager Tim Fragle is set to begin his fourth season behind the bench and has made several additions to the roster through recruiting and trades. He gives us a scouting report on this year’s new Smokies players. New recruits Adam Barone (2004, D) Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Previous team: […]

Remembering Norm Lenardon (1933-2023)

Trail has lost another legend with the passing of Norm Lenardon. Norm was a champion both on and off the ice. While he was best known for scoring the winning goal against the Soviets in Geneva to clinch the World Hockey Championship in 1961, he was also instrumental in carrying the ’61 torch for decades, […]

Josh Schenk Commits to Dartmouth for 2024-25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trail, British Columbia (August 23, 2023) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are proud to announce that forward, Josh Schenk has committed to Dartmouth College for the 2024-25 season. The 6’2″ forward from Whitehorse, YT is entering his 3rd season with the Smoke Eaters. Last season, Josh posted 16 goals and 10 assists […]

Smokies Announce New Athletic Trainer for 2023-24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Trail, British Columbia (August 9, 2023) – The Smoke Eaters are excited to welcome Emily Michalchuk as the team’s new Certified Athletic Therapist & Trainer.   Michalchuk joins the Trail Smoke Eaters for their first season in the BCHL. Emily is a Certified Athletic Therapist, having graduated from Camosun College in […]

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