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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!

Thank You – Hunter Floris

THANK YOU to Hunter Floris 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!

Smoke Eaters Announce 2020/21 Leadership Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Smoke Eaters announce 2020/21 Leadership Group Trail, British Columbia (April 1st, 2021) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are thrilled to announce the six players who will make up this season’s leadership group as the team prepares for the 2020/21 pod season in Penticton, which begins Friday night. Chase Dafoe will be the […]

Tuck, Johnson, Briere Nominated for Hobey Baker Memorial Award

The first batch of nominees for the NCAA’s Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top players has been announced and there are 11 BCHL alums up for the honour, including three Trail Smoke Eaters alumni. The award is based on the following criteria: Strength of character, on and off the ice Contribution to the integrity […]

The Smoke Show Podcast – Episode 13: From Manitoba to Trail

From a small town in Manitoba, to Europe and now the Silver City, Dustin Korlak joins Ben Phillips on the Smoke Show Podcast to talk about his journey to becoming the coach he is today with the Trail Smoke Eaters. Dustin talks about how coaching has changed from when he played to the impact a […]