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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 […]

Willoughby Named Kyle Turris Community Award Recipient

The BC Hockey League has announced the Interior Conference winners of the Kyle Turris Community Award, presented by Rogers together with Shaw. The award is given to BCHL players who go above and beyond in their community. Each team submits a winner from their organization, along with the reasons they were chosen. This year’s winner […]

COMMITMENT – Hendry Commits To University Of Waterloo Warriors

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (March 29th, 2023) – The Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitment of 20-year-old defenceman Jordan Hendry to the University of Waterloo. Hendry, a four year BCHL and Trail Smoke Eaters veteran, has committed to the Waterloo University Warriors for next season. Hendry has played over 150 BCHL games, dating […]

Commitment – Cobetto-Roy Commits to Rochester Institute of Technology

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (January 5th, 2023) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce that forward Mathieu Cobetto-Roy has committed to play NCAA Division 1 Hockey with Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers (RIT).   Cobetto-Roy, from Montreal, Quebec, joined the Smoke Eaters prior to the start of the season from Salmon […]

NEWS – BCHL Playoff MVP Award Named After Jeff Tambellini

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (July 28th, 2022) – The BCHL has announced the naming of the BCHL’s Playoff MVP award to the Jeff Tambellini Trophy. The trophy, which will be given out to the top performer of the BCHL’s playoff takes on a new name, honouring Tambellini, who not only played in the […]

COMMITMENT – Kabore Dunn Commits to Lindenwood Lions

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (July 18th, 2022) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce defenceman Kabore Dunn has committed to play Division 1 hockey at Lindenwood University in September. Dunn joined the Smoke Eaters in January and made an immediate impact to the Smoke Eaters defensive core. In 29 games for […]

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 […]