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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 […]

News – Smoke Eaters Announce 2022/23 Leadership Group

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (September 21st, 2022) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the 2022/23 leadership team with Evan Bushy announced as the Team Captain. Bushy, from Thief River Falls, Minnesota, joined the Smoke Eaters last season and immediately became a staple both on the ice defensively and in the […]

STAFF NEWS – Dustin Korlak Achieves Hockey Canada Skills Coach Certification

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (August 12th, 2022) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce that Associate Coach and Director of Player Development Dustin Korlak has received his Skills Coach Certification from Hockey Canada, making him one of a select few certified in Western Canada. Korlak, who is about to enter his […]

TEAM NEWS – Smoke Eaters Elevate Role of Dallas Calvin To Director Of Scouting

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (July 7th, 2022) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce that current assistant coach Dallas Calvin, will be evolving his role with the team as the Director of Scouting. Calvin, a Trail native and Smoke Eaters alumnus, joined the team last year as an assistant coach, working […]

The Smoke Show Podcast – EP8: Goodbyes and Welcome Backs

The Smoke Show podcast returns for a season wrap and a summer look ahead. Rob Squires makes his long awaited return to the show as Ben and Rob discuss the post season series against Penticton while looking ahead to what’s next for the Smoke Eaters. They’re joined by Smoke Eater captain and now alumni Coalson […]

NEWS – Zach Michaelis named to BCHL 2022 Top Prospects Game

Trail, British Columbia (December 14th, 2021) – The BC Hockey League announced today the rosters for the 2022 BCHL’s Top Prospect game with Smoke Eater forward Zach Michaelis named to the roster. Michaelis, who is in his first year in the BCHL with the Smoke Eaters, shares the team lead in points through 21 games […]


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 […]

Thank You – Noah Wakeford

THANK YOU to assistant captain, Noah Wakeford for your contributions to the Trail Smoke Eaters in your final year of junior hockey! We wish you all the best in your future endeavours!