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Tim Fragle

General Manager, Head Coach

Tim Fragle

General Manager, Head Coach

Tim joined the Trail Smoke Eaters as General Manager and Head Coach in 2020.

Fragle, a native of Edmonton, Alberta and former Smoke Eater comes to Trail with a strong coaching resume as the team’s new General Manager and Head Coach. During the past four years, Fragle has been head coach of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Ooks College Hockey Team. During his stint, the Ooks have finished first in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) for four consecutive seasons, going 95-21-9-2 in 127 games. Fragle has also earned the Coach of the Year award in three of his four seasons at NAIT (2016-17, 18-19, 19-20). During the 2015/16 season he was named the head coach of Team Canada West for the World Junior A Challenge, leading the team to a gold medal.

Tim is no stranger to Trail, having played for the Smoke Eaters from 1997-2000 putting up 50 points in 98 games for the Smoke Eaters, while being named captain during the 99/00 season.

Email: T.Fragle [at] TrailSmokeEaters.com

Dallas Calvin

Assistant General Manager/Coach

Dallas Calvin

Assistant General Manager/Coach

Dallas Calvin, a Trail native and former Trail Smoke Eater and Beaver Valley Nitehawk, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, both as a player and a coach. Calvin’s playing career saw him spend time in the KIJHL with the Nitehawks where he was named Assistant Captain and took home the KIJHL Championship in 2013-14. Dallas spent time in the BCHL with both the Vernon Vipers and the Smoke Eaters between 2010-14, joining the Smoke Eaters full time in 14/15 and putting up 45 points in 32 games. Dallas’s playing career then took him to University, playing with both Selkirk College and VIU, winning a BCIHL Championship while with Selkirk and being a team Captain.

Calvin has taken the role of Assistant General Manager and Director of Scouting for the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2023-24 season, adding to his current role of Assistant Coach, which he began at the start of the 2021-22 season.  Calvin has 6 solid seasons of coaching experience including 2 years as an assistant coach with Selkirk College in the BCIHL and two years as Head coach of the West Kootenay U15 and U18 Tier one programs.

Email: D.Calvin [at] TrailSmokeEaters.com

Shawn Campbell

Hockey Operations Assistant

Shawn Campbell

Hockey Operations Assistant

Training Staff & Human Performance

Emily Michalchuk

Certified Athletic Therapist, CAT(C)

Emily Michalchuk

Certified Athletic Therapist, CAT(C)

Michalchuk joined the Trail Smoke Eaters for their first season in the BCHL in 2023. Emily is a Certified Athletic Therapist, having graduated from Camosun College in 2022. Originally from Victoria, BC, Emily had been living and working in Edmonton, AB since completing their studies. In Edmonton, they had the opportunity to work as an Athletic Therapist at MacEwan University and with the CEBL’s Edmonton Stingers. They also have extensive hockey experience, having worked with teams in the CSSHL, HSL, and KIJHL.


Email: AT [at] 
TrailSmokeEaters.com

Frenchie Boisvert

Assistant Trainer, EQUIPMENT MANAGER

Frenchie Boisvert

Assistant Trainer, EQUIPMENT MANAGER

Rob Stroud

Assistant Trainer

Rob Stroud

Assistant Trainer

Dave Abenante, RPT, BSc. Kin

Team Physiotherapist

Dave Abenante, RPT, BSc. Kin

Team Physiotherapist

Scouting Operations

Paul Antonenko

USA

Paul Antonenko

USA

Scott Cassels

Edmonton

Scott Cassels

Edmonton

Scott Davidson

USA (East)

Scott Davidson

USA (East)

Bronson Dawson

British Columbia (Okanagan)

Bronson Dawson

British Columbia (Okanagan)

Garrett McMullen

USA (East), Southern Ontario

Garrett McMullen

USA (East), Southern Ontario

Dean Moisan

Alberta, Saskatchewan

Dean Moisan

Alberta, Saskatchewan

Hal Tearse

USA

Hal Tearse

USA

Tanner Younghans

British Columbia

Tanner Younghans

British Columbia

JJ Williams

Calgary

JJ Williams

Calgary

Support Staff

Josiah Blencowe

Team Chaplain

Josiah Blencowe

Team Chaplain