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Smokies Sign Watson-Bucci to 2023-24 Roster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Trail, British Columbia (July 13, 2023) – Trail Smoke Eaters sign Merrimack College commit, Gryphon Watson-Bucci to 2023-24 Roster.

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitment of Gryphon Watson-Bucci to the roster for the 2023-24 season.

Gryphon comes to Trail from Sudbury, Ontario and played last season with the Boston Hockey Academy 16U AAA team. In 60 games last season, he scored 35 goals and added 70 assists for 105 points. Gryphon participated in the USA Hockey 17U National Camp as part of the Rocky Mountain District and comes to the Trail with a NCAA Division I commitment from Merrimack College.

“The reason I decided on Trail to start my junior hockey career was because of the professionalism that hockey operations showed my family and I. Additionally, the city of Trail and its outdoor atmosphere reminds me of being at home.” Gryphon Watson-Bucci

“We’ve had Gryphon on our radar for some time now and we are excited to add him to our program. He attended our camp here in Trail back in April and our hockey operations staff was impresssed with his overall game. He is a smart, young player with a high skill level. Tim Fragle, General Manager / Head Coach

The Smoke Eaters organization would like to welcome Gryphon and the Watson-Bucci family to Trail and look forward to having him join us for main camp on September 1st.