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Ben Phillips Named Play-by-Play Broadcaster for Trail Smoke Eaters


Ben Phillips Named Play-by-Play Broadcaster for Trail Smoke Eaters

Trail, British Columbia (July 29, 2019) – The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is happy to announce the hiring of Ben Phillips as the team’s new play-by-play broadcaster ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Phillips has spent the past two seasons as the play-by-play announcer and social media manager for the PJHL’s North Van Wolf Pack, earning the honour of Broadcaster of the Year for the 2018-19 season.

In addition to his time with the Wolf Pack, Ben was also the voice of the North West Hawks of the BC Major Midget League this past season, as well as providing colour commentary for the BCHL’s Langley Rivermen.

“I am very excited to head to Trail and and begin working for the Smoke Eaters organization”, said Phillips. “I’ve heard great things about the community and the fans of Trail and I can’t wait for the season to start!”

“The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to add Ben to our organization,” said Director of Hockey & Business Operations, Craig Clare. “He was selected from a group of finalists that included appealing national candidates and we know our fans are going to enjoy hearing him call our games at home and on the road.”

The Trail Smoke Eaters have announced exhibition games at the end of August against the AJHL’s Grande Prairie Storm and Interior Division rival, West Kelowna Warriors. The team’s home opener is slated for September 6th at the Trail Memorial Centre against the Penticton Vees.

Check out TrailSmokeEaters.com for more information and be sure to follow the team on social media for the inside scoop on upcoming contests and events.