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Smoke Eaters Announce 2023-24 Leadership Group

Trail, British Columbia (September 20, 2023) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce this season’s leadership group. Ethan Warrener has been named team captian with Josh Schenk, Ethan Mann and Adam Parsons serving as assistant captians. “We are excited to name our leadership group today. This group makes up players that have been […]

Game Day | PG at TRA

The Smoke Eaters continue their run at the BCHL Preseason Showcase Friday night against the Prince George Spruce Kings, after registering their first win of the exhibition season. The home side erupted for five third period goals on Thursday night for a 7-3 silencing of the Powell River Kings. Mathieu Cobetto-Roy started the Trail onslaught […]

Game Day Preview | PR at TRA

The Trail Smoke Eaters continue their preseason Thursday night at Cominco Arena against the Powell River Kings. The Smokies are still looking for their first win of this exhibition season after Friday’s 5-3 setback in Penticton. After falling behind 2-0 early in the second period, the Smoke Eaters caught fire with three answered goals. Adams […]

Grit and Determination Define Smokies Performance in Loss

The Vees vaulted to victory with a pair of unanswered third period goals as the Smokies continued to search for their first win of this 2023 BCHL preseason. Parker Murray provided the winner 3:22 into the final frame with a snapshot into the top corner from the slot. Trail had chances to tie the game […]

Game Day Preview | TRA at PEN

It’s hockey night in Penticton. The Trail Smoke Eaters seek their first exhibition season victory in their third start after a 6-4 setback to the Cranbrook Bucks at Cominco Arena on Wed. It was a see-saw battle that saw the Smokies score two late second period goals to stake themselves to a 4-2 lead. However […]

Game Day Preview | CRA at TRA

The Trail Smoke Eaters play their preseason home-opener tonight at Cominco Arena against their BCHL Kootenay rival from Cranbrook. The Smokies capped a busy long weekend by taking a young squad to the first exhibition game of 2023. The rookies, along with a couple second-year Smokies boarded the bus for Vernon at 8 a.m. Sunday […]

Smoke Eaters Expand Hockey Operations Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trail, BC (August 24, 2023) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are entering their 2023-24 season with an expanded Hockey Operations staff. The Smoke Eaters Ownership is investing heavily in Hockey Operations, through retaining and hiring highly-qualified and passionate professionals to the hockey staff. The Hockey Operations team has grown to three full-time […]

Next Generation: Trail Smoke Eaters

Smokies head coach and general manager Tim Fragle is set to begin his fourth season behind the bench and has made several additions to the roster through recruiting and trades. He gives us a scouting report on this year’s new Smokies players. New recruits Adam Barone (2004, D) Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Previous team: […]

Remembering Norm Lenardon (1933-2023)

Trail has lost another legend with the passing of Norm Lenardon. Norm was a champion both on and off the ice. While he was best known for scoring the winning goal against the Soviets in Geneva to clinch the World Hockey Championship in 1961, he was also instrumental in carrying the ’61 torch for decades, […]

Josh Schenk Commits to Dartmouth for 2024-25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trail, British Columbia (August 23, 2023) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are proud to announce that forward, Josh Schenk has committed to Dartmouth College for the 2024-25 season. The 6’2″ forward from Whitehorse, YT is entering his 3rd season with the Smoke Eaters. Last season, Josh posted 16 goals and 10 assists […]