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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 […]

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 […]


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   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 […]