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Playoff Game Day | TRA at VER (Game 5)

After breaking through with a victory Wednesday night at Cominco Arena, the Trail Smoke Eaters face elimination from the 2024 playoffs again Friday night in hostile territory. They are behind three-games-to-one and need a victory tonight at Kal Tire Place in Vernon to force a sixth game of this opening round series, slated for Sunday […]

Playoff Game Day | VER at TRA

After Monday’s blocking of the sun by the moon, the Smokies are out to totally eclipse their 2-0 deficit to the Vipers in their BCHL opening round playoff series over the next two evenings, beginning tonight at Cominco Arena. Vernon used home ice advantage to get two goals late in the third period, including an […]

Playoff Game Day | TRA at VER

It’s go time! The Smoke Eaters open the playoffs tonight (Friday) in Vernon. Coach and GM, Tim Fragle has indicated all players will be available to open the best-of-seven series. Trail closed out the regular season last weekend with wins of 4-2 in both Penticton and Salmon Arm. Mathieu Cobetto-Roy scored the opening goal against […]

Interior Conference Playoff Preview: Round 1

#4 Vernon Vipers vs. #5 Trail Smoke Eaters Head-to-Head: Trail won the season series 4-1 with one of their wins coming in overtime. Top Performers: Vernon – F Hank Cleaves (51 points), F Owen Kim (49 points), D Anthony Cliche (35 points), G Ethan David (.909 save percentage) Trail – F Mathieu Cobetto-Roy (51 points), […]

Game Day | TRA at PEN

It’s back on the bus for the boys of Trail, as the Smoke Eaters close out the regular season on the road. It begins with a Friday night matchup against the regular season conference and defending BCHL champion Penticton Vees. The Smoke Eaters’ lone victory in the six head-to-head matchups this season was a 4-3 […]

Game Report | CRA at TRA

The Trail Smoke Eaters ended a three game slide in their final home game of the regular season with Sunday’s 5-1 fanning of the Cranbrook Bucks. The first goal in the tight defensive battle didn’t come until 2:36 of the second period, when Kailus Green buried a loose puck turned over in front of the […]

Game Day | CRA at TRA

It’s only fitting that the Trail Smoke Eaters play their final home game of the regular season against their Kootenay rival, the Cranbrook Bucks. The teams opened the regular season at Cominco Arena with the Bucks recording a crazy 5-4 win in overtime, scoring a goal with one second left in the second period, and […]

BCHL SETS NEW RECORD FOR NCAA DIV. I COMMITTED PLAYERS

LANGLEY, B.C. – With a flurry of recent NCAA Division I commitments, the BC Hockey League (BCHL) has set a new benchmark for committed players with 193, with many more expected in the coming months. The previous high of 190 was set in June of last season. Trail Smoke Eaters players committed to NCAA Division […]

Game Day | TRA at PG

It’s game night in Prince George. The Smoke Eaters take on the Sprunce Kings Friday and Saturday night to close out the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule. They are hoping for a bounce back response from last Saturday’s 6-3 setback in West Kelowna. A wild first period saw the teams score three times each, but […]

Barone, Stefanek Selected as Top Prospects

The BCHL will once again hold a Top Prospects Game on Jan. 19 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, B.C. and, after a vote between BCHL head coaches and general managers, as well as input from NHL Central Scouting, the roster have been announced. Players listed by Central Scouting on their Players to […]