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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 […]

KENT JOHNSON MAKES SMOKE EATER HISTORY AT NHL DRAFT

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 […]

BCHL AND CANUCKS ALUMNI ANNOUNCE 10 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

BURNABY, B.C. – The BCHL along with the Vancouver Canucks Alumni are proud to announce a new set of scholarship recipients for the 2020-21 season. Since 1987, the BCHL and the Canucks Alumni have provided scholarships to players who have graduated from the BCHL with the goal of continuing their academic careers. The recipients of the […]

Kent Johnson Feature in Detroit News

By Nolan Bianchi, The Detroit News Original Story at DetroitNews.com   Ann Arbor, Michigan (February 20, 2021) – The Detroit Red Wings teammates and Michigan alum sit together in a video on the jumbotron of Ann Arbor’s Yost Ice Arena during the first under-10 minute timeout of every Wolverines hockey game. Below them, three Michigan […]

NCAA Roundup: Weekly and monthly conference award handed out to BCHL alums

It’s the first week of the month, so that means we have both weekly and monthly NCAA conference awards to sift through. Two BCHL alums have grabbed monthly awards and another six took home weekly honours. Atlantic Hockey Player of the Week Luke Santerno – Senior – Bentley University (Trail Smoke Eaters/Cowichan Valley Capitals) Santerno […]

Tuck, Johnson, Briere Nominated for Hobey Baker Memorial Award

The first batch of nominees for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top players has been announced and there are 11 BCHL alums up for the honour, including three Trail Smoke Eaters alumni. The award is based on the following criteria: Strength of character, on and off the ice Contribution to the integrity […]

48 BCHL ALUMS INVITED TO NHL TRAINING CAMPS

BURNABY, B.C. – The final two NHL teams announced their 2021 training camp rosters today and a total of 48 BCHL alumni will be participating in camps across the league. The highest amount of BCHL representation can be found on the Detroit Red Wings roster where five former players from the league are listed. Five […]