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Chase Stefanek 2024 NHL Draft Prospect

Trail, British Columbia (April 16, 2024) – NHL Central Scouting released its Final Rankings today ahead of the NHL Entry Draft in June and 15 current, future and former BCHL players are included on the list, including Trail Smoke Eaters forward, Chase Stefanek. 10 names on the list are current BCHL players, four are committed […]

Game Report

The Trail Smoke Eaters season came to an end with Friday night’s 6-2 loss in Vernon. Again, it was a stellar performance by Vipers goaltender Ethan David that provided the foundation. He turned aside 38 shots, including a glove save on Adam Marshall, who looked poised to backhand in his own rebound from close range […]

Playoff Game Day | TRA at VER (Game 5)

After breaking through with a victory Wednesday night at Cominco Arena, the Trail Smoke Eaters face elimination from the 2024 playoffs again Friday night in hostile territory. They are behind three-games-to-one and need a victory tonight at Kal Tire Place in Vernon to force a sixth game of this opening round series, slated for Sunday […]

Playoff Game Day | VER at TRA

It is desperation time for the Trail Smoke Eaters. They need a win tonight at Cominco Arena or their season is over. Vernon scored a 5-3 decision on Tuesday night in Trail and lead the best-of-seven first round BCHL playoff series three games to none. The Smokies got off to a great start in game […]

Playoff Game Day | VER at TRA

After Monday’s blocking of the sun by the moon, the Smokies are out to totally eclipse their 2-0 deficit to the Vipers in their BCHL opening round playoff series over the next two evenings, beginning tonight at Cominco Arena. Vernon used home ice advantage to get two goals late in the third period, including an […]

Playoff Game Day | TRA at VER

Game one of the Trail Smoke Eaters vs Vernon Vipers first round BCHL playoff series went exactly as expected. The two closely matched teams tangled toe-to-toe in a tight-checking physical affair that remained scoreless until late in the third period when the Vipers got a shorthanded goal and added an empty netter for the 2-0 […]

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