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Chase Stefanek 2024 NHL Draft Prospect

Trail, British Columbia (April 16, 2024) – NHL Central Scouting released its Final Rankings today ahead of the NHL Entry Draft in June and 15 current, future and former BCHL players are included on the list, including Trail Smoke Eaters forward, Chase Stefanek. 10 names on the list are current BCHL players, four are committed […]

Warrener Commits to University of Alaska Anchorage

Trail, British Columbia (March 13, 2024) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are proud to announce that defenceman Ethan Warrener (’03) has committed to the University of Alaska Anchorage for the 2024-25 season. Warrener is in his third season with the Trail Smoke Eaters and heads the leadership group as Captain. The Calgary, Alberta native has […]

Cobetto-Roy named BCHL 1st Star of the Month

Photo credit: Liz Wolter Trail Smoke Eaters forward Mathieu Cobetto-Roy, Surrey Eagles forward Caden Cranston and Salmon Arm Silverbacks defenceman Tristan Allen have been named the FortisBC 3 Stars of the Month. 1st Star – Mathieu Cobetto-Roy (F) – Trail Smoke Eaters In six January games, Cobetto-Roy had six goals, tied for the most in the league, […]

Cobetto-Roy BCHL Star of the Week

Photo credit: Liz Wolter (Laylin, Cobetto-Roy) Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Casy Laylin, Trail Smoke Eaters forward Mathieu Cobetto-Roy and Surrey Eagles forward Aaron Schwartz have been named the NAPA Auto Parts 3 Stars of the Week, from Jan. 12 to 17. 1st Star – Casy Laylin (F) – Salmon Arm Silverbacks Laylin averaged an astounding four points […]

Chase Stefanek Projected 5th Round NHL Pick

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Chase Stefanek has been projected as a 5th Round Pick in the 2024 NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings, which are now available at https://www.nhl.com/news/2024-nhl-draft-midterm-rankings-released  The Trail Smoke Eaters would like to congratulate Chase on his recognititon.


LANGLEY, B.C. – With a flurry of recent NCAA Division I commitments, the BC Hockey League (BCHL) has set a new benchmark for committed players with 193, with many more expected in the coming months. The previous high of 190 was set in June of last season. Trail Smoke Eaters players committed to NCAA Division […]

Chase Stefanek on NHL Draft Watchlist

NHL Central Scouting has released its initial Players to Watch list ahead of the 2024 NHL Entry Draft and there are 15 BCHL players named, including Trail Smoke Eaters forward, Chase Stefanek. The list is separated into different categories. A Prospects: 1st round candidate B Prospects: 2nd/3rd round candidate C Prospects: 4th/5th round candidate W […]

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 […]