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Trail Smoke Eaters Alumni

The Trail Smoke Eaters are currently a premier Junior-A hockey club in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). Steeped in hockey tradition, the iconic Trail Smoke Eaters are one of the most widely recognized hockey teams in the world. The Trail Smoke Eaters continue to build upon this legacy while the main goal is to add another championship win in the history books.

The Trail Smoke Eaters are in the process of developing an Alumni Association. Our alumni database is always expanding and we are looking to reach all players from all eras (Senior to Junior hockey) who have donned a Trail or Smoke Eaters sweater. If you are an alumni (player or staff) and wish to be added to our database, please fill out THIS FORM to assure our records are accurate and current. We will keep you updated on information, upcoming events as well as the latest news on Trail Smoke Eaters hockey.

Please note: all information will only be shared with coaches and administrative staff.

The Alumni Association is currently looking at some exciting initiatives, including honouring our alumni members for their on and off ice accomplishments and discussing some future regional Smokies events.

The Alumni Association committee members will be announced after positions are confirmed. If you have any questions please email,

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Alumni News

COMMITTED – Smoke Eater Alumnus Evan Fradette Commits to Red Deer Polytechnic Kings

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (May 17th, 2022) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are thrilled to announce that Smoke Eater graduating player Evan Fradette has committed to playing college hockey next season at Red Deer Polytechnic. Smoke Eater netminder Evan Fradette will continue his hockey career at Red Deer Polytechnic playing in the Alberta […]

COMMITMENT – Wolford Commits to The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (May 4th, 2022) – Smoke Eaters captain Coalson Wolford commits to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for next season. Wolford, from San Jose, California, has signed his commitment to play NCAA Division 3 hockey with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds, who play in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference […]


For Immediate Release Johnson makes history at the NHL draft Trail, British Columbia (July 23rd, 2021) – Friday night at the NHL Draft, Smoke Eater alumni Kent Johnson, made history as the highest Smoke Eater ever to be drafted into the NHL, going fifth overall to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Johnson who was named league […]

NHL Draft Profile: Logan Terness

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography For the second year in a row, the NHL Draft will be held virtually, this time on Jul. 23 and 24. This year, there are nine current, former and future BCHL players that made NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings. Leading up to the draft, we will be speaking with the […]