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A TRIBUTE TO “AL’S YOUR PAL” TOGNOTTI – UNDERWEAR BAND

Al Tognotti, front centre, With His Distinctive Mop Hairpiece The following tribute to the underwear band was printed in the 2001/2002 Trail Smoke Eater Program: A Tribute to “Al’s Your Pal” Tognotti “Put on your Smokie sweater, you’ll find none better” peeled through the arena as the game was ready to start.  In comes the […]

SMOKIES HAND OUT YEAR END AWARDS

LUKE SANTERNO -MVP & TOP SCORER  The Trail Smoke Eaters held its annual team awards banquet on Sunday February 26, honoring its top players and 20 year old graduates for the 2016/17 season. Back from left: Ryan Moon-Most Improved; Josh Laframboise & Blaine Caton-Coach’s Unsung Hereos; Troy Ring-Top Defenceman; Linden Marshall-Most Dedicated; Luke Santerno-MVP and […]

SMOKIES TAKE 2-0 SERIES LEAD OVER SALMON ARM

LAMFRAMBOISE SCORED TWO ON THE NIGHT The Smoke Eaters took a 2-0 series lead defeating the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 7-2 in front of 1900 fans at the Cominco Arena on Saturday night.  It was a penalty filled game with 126 minutes in penalties handed out.  Trail went 2 for 4 on the power play and […]

SMOKIES TAKE GAME 1 IN HARD FOUGHT VICTORY

LINDEN MARSHALL – 28 SAVES ON THE NIGHT In front of 2000 thumping thunder stick fans at the Cominco Arena the Trail Smoke Eaters defeated the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 4-2 to take game one of the best of seven series.  It was the first playoff series for the Smokies in 7 years and they got […]

SMOKIES SPLIT WEEKEND SERIES WITH VIPERS – FACE SALMON ARM IN FIRST ROUND –

The Trail Smoke Eaters split the weekend home and home series with the Vernon Vipers winning 3-1 at home on Friday night and losing in Vernon on Saturday, 7-1.  Combined with two losses by West Kelowna on the weekend the Smokies finished in third place and will face the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the first […]

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STRONG PENALTY KILL PROPELS SMOKIES TO 3-1 WIN OVER VIPERS

AFTER FIVE PENALTY KILLS HOWARTH SCORES ON SMOKIE “PP” TO ENERGIZE TEAM The Trail Smoke Eaters sent 1890 fans home happy last night after defeating the Vernon Vipers 3-1 at the Cominco Arena.  The Vipers were given every opportunity to put the game out of hand early as the Smokies were assessed five straight penalties […]

SMOKE EATERS CLINCH HOME ICE!

With the Merritt Centennials loss to Salmon Arm on Sunday afternoon, the Trail Smoke Eaters will not finish any lower than fourth place in the Interior Division and will have home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. There is still a possibility that they could finish third, as they are currently tied […]

SECOND PERIOD LETDOWN SINKS SMOKIES IN 4-2 LOSS TO MERRITT

DYMENT’S  STRONG PERFORMANCE IN SECOND PERIOD KEEPS TRAIL IN CONTENTION A win against the Merritt Centennials in the second game of the home and home series at Merritt on Saturday would have assured the Smokies of a home ice start in the first round of the playoffs, but a second period lapse by the orange […]

SMOKIES START SLOW….FINISH BIG! DEFEAT MERRITT 8-5

ANDRE GHANTOUS – FOUR POINTS ON THE NIGHT It wasn’t exactly the start the Smokies wanted against the Merritt Centennials in a crucial divisional game, but once they found their legs they outscored the Centennials 7-2 in the final two periods to skate away with an 8-5 win.  The Smokies’ power play was firing on […]