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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]

Dustin Korlak | Associate Coach, Director of Player Development

Entering his fifth season as Associate Coach & Director of Player Development with the Smoke Eaters, Korlak brings a wealth of hockey experience to the team. Before coaching in the BCHL, the Stonewall, MB native spent two seasons coaching in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) with Dauphin and Wayway. Korlak also has a scouting and recruiting background, having worked as a scout for ISS hockey and as a pro scout for the Coventry Blaze, a professional team in the UK.

Primarily working with the Smoke Eaters defensive lines, Korlak also brings playing experience to the table. After four seasons of Junior in the MJHL, Korlak played professionally overseas in Europe making stops in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium.

Email: d.korlak [at]

Dallas Calvin | Assistant Coach, Director of Scouting

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 Director of Scouting for the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2022-23 season adding to his current role of Assistant Coach, which he began at the start of the 2021-22 season.  Calvin has 5 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]

Ty Rimmer | Goaltending Coach

Joseph De Marco | Trainer

Frenchie Boisvert | Assistant Trainer

Rob Stroud | Assistant Trainer

Dave Abenante | RPT, BSc. Kin

Scouting Operations

Paul Antonenko (USA)

Scott Cassels (Edmonton)

Scott Davidson - Eastern USA

Garrett McMullen - Eastern USA & Southern Ontario 

Dean Moisan (Alberta, Saskatchewan)

Derek Sanders (British Columbia)

Hal Tearse (USA)

Justin Van Parys (Alberta)

Tanner Younghans (British Columbia)




Josiah Blencowe | Team Chaplain