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SCHEDULE NEWS – Smoke Eaters Announce Four Preseason Games ahead of 2022/23 Season

For Immediate Release

Trail, British Columbia (July 12th, 2022) – The Smoke Eaters have announced that the team will play four preseason games in preparation of the 2022/23 BCHL Season.

With Smoke Eaters main camp set to open on Friday, September 2nd, the team will jump right into game action the following week with a trip south of the border to play the Wenatchee Wild. The Wild will host the Smoke Eaters for back to back games on Friday September 9th @ 7PM and again the following day on Saturday with a 4PM puck drop. The Smoke Eaters will then return home for one game against the Cranbrook Bucks as the two sides renew the East vs West Kootenay Rivalry. The Smoke Eaters host the Bucks on Friday September 16th at 7PM with Smoke Eaters Alumni in attendance for the weekend. The Smoke Eaters will wrap up their preseason tour in Cranbrook the following night with a 6PM start time from Western Financial Place. The regular season then begins on Friday September 23rd in Penticton against the Vees. The Smoke Eaters home opener is Friday, September 30th!

Preseason Date/Time

Friday September 9th @ Wenatchee (7PM)

Saturday September 10th @ Wenatchee (4PM)

Friday September 16th vs Cranbrook (7PM) *Alumni Night

Saturday September 17th @ Cranbrook (6PM)

For a full breakdown of the Smoke Eaters 2022/23 schedule CLICK HERE or head to All games will be broadcasted on HockeyTV and on the Smoke Eaters Mixlr feed.

Tickets for the preseason will go on sale September 1st. Fans can still book their seat for the upcoming season by going to