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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.

The Smoke Eaters Alumni Association is proud to be sponsored and supported by Teck Trail!

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,

Alumni Report

Alumni News

Whipple Commits to Denver NCAA Div. I

Trail, British Columbia (May 23, 2024) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce defenceman Alec Whipple (’04) has committed to the University of Denver’s NCAA Div. I program for the 2024-25 season. Whipple just completed his second season with the Smoke Eaters and is a 2004-born defenceman that was recruited by the Smoke […]

Remembering Gerry Penner

The Trail Smoke Eaters organization has lost another hockey legend this past week. Gerry Penner, one of the last surviving members of the Trail Smoke Eaters team that won the World Hockey Championship for Canada in 1961, has passed away at the age of 89. Gerry was born in Hague, Saskatchewan in 1934 to parents […]


LANGLEY, B.C. – The 2023-24 National Hockey League (NHL) regular season begins this afternoon, which means teams are now set across the league and there are 19 BCHL alumni on opening-night rosters. The Colorado Avalanche have the most representation with three former BCHL players on the roster, including Devon Toews, Josh Manson and the newly-acquired Ryan […]

Hendry Recipient of $2000 Scholarship Award

Rogers together with Shaw and the BC Hockey League have announced the five winners of the BCHL Scholarship Program presented by Rogers together with Shaw for the 2022-23 season. After gathering submissions during the regular season, the BCHL and Rogers together with Shaw have selected five players who will receive a $2,000 scholarship award to […]