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Commitment – Smoke Eaters Add Princeton Commit, Reilly To Blueline

For Immediate Release


Trail, British Columbia (May 1st, 2023) – The Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the signing of Princeton University commit Patrick Reilly ahead of the 2023/24 season!


Reilly, from Avon, New Jersey, is set to join the Smoke Eaters defensive core after an impressive year playing at Christian Brothers Academy (USHS-NJ) & New Jersey Rockets (18U AAA). The 18-year-old, 6’1, right shot defenceman put up a combined 61 points in 54 games. Patrick served as an assistant captain and was named Conference MVP with the Christian Brothers Academy. He also split his time this season in the USHL with the Sioux City Musketeers and is committed to an Ivy League program with Princeton University.


“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity from Coach Fragle to play in a great town, in front of dedicated fans. I can’t wait to get started.” – Patrick Reilly


“We look forward to adding Patrick to our blueline and our program for the upcoming season. We think he can really add to our overall depth on defence and expect him to play an important role in all situations.” – GM/Head Coach Tim Fragle


The Smoke Eaters are excited to welcome in Patrick and the entire Reilly family to our organization and to the City of Trail!