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COMMITMENT – Smoke Eaters Add Kootenay Local Hamilton for 2022/23

For Immediate Release

Trail, British Columbia (May 9th, 2022) – Smoke Eaters add Kootenay local Rhett Hamilton to the roster for the 2022/23 season.

Hamilton, from Bonnington, BC, joins the Smoke Eaters after a strong campaign in the KIJHL with the Nelson Leafs. Hamilton, a 2004 born, right forward, finished the regular season with 26 points in 40 games. He’d then go on to produce through the KIJHL playoffs, adding another 16 points in 18 games. The Kootenay local also played in two games for the Smoke Eaters this season and scored in his first BCHL game against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Hamilton, who grew up a Smoke Eaters fan is beyond thrilled to now play for his home town BCHL team!

“I am thrilled to sign with Trail! I would like to thank my family, coaches and friends for helping me reach one of my lifelong goals. I am looking forward to helping the Smoke Eaters win and be successful both on and off the ice. It means a lot to me to play for the team I grew up watching. I cannot wait for what the future holds for myself and for the organization”Rhett Hamilton

“Rhett is a speedy forward that plays with pace. He will bring compete and energy to our lineup along with his versatility, which he will help improve our overall depth.” GM & Head Coach Tim Fragle

The Smoke Eaters are excited to welcome Rhett and his family to the Smoke Eaters organization for next season and we look forward to seeing Rhett in a Smoke Eater jersey again this fall.