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Chase Stefanek 2024 NHL Draft Prospect

Trail, British Columbia (April 16, 2024) – NHL Central Scouting released its Final Rankings today ahead of the NHL Entry Draft in June and 15 current, future and former BCHL players are included on the list, including Trail Smoke Eaters forward, Chase Stefanek. 10 names on the list are current BCHL players, four are committed […]

Playoff Game Day | TRA at VER

Game one of the Trail Smoke Eaters vs Vernon Vipers first round BCHL playoff series went exactly as expected. The two closely matched teams tangled toe-to-toe in a tight-checking physical affair that remained scoreless until late in the third period when the Vipers got a shorthanded goal and added an empty netter for the 2-0 […]

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 […]

Game Day | TRA vs VER

The Smoke Eaters and Spruce Kings generated just five shots in the first period and scored five goals in the second, as Trail battled back from a pair of one-goal deficits to beat Prince George 5-2 at Cominco Arena. The floodgates opened at 3:45 of the middle frame when Spruce Kings defenseman Ben FeFranc’s shorthanded […]

Game Day | TRA at WK

The Smoke Eaters take their road warriors act to West Kelowna. The Trail troupe will tangle with the Warriors Friday night, hoping to rebound from a heart wrenching 3-2 loss to Penticton. The Interior Conference leaders capped a three goal comeback on Sunday with a power play goal late in the third period in a […]

Game Day | TRA vs PEN

It was a solid road victory after a 4-1 Friday night win in Cranbrook. Trail carried the play for much of the first period, but didn’t hit the scoresheet until Lucas Lemieux sent a sneaky seeing-eye snapshot from along the boards, at the left point, into the short side of the net past Bucks goalie […]

Game Day | TRA at CRA

The Trail Smoke Eaters are bus-bound for the land of the Bucks. The Friday night battle in Cranbrook is the eighth meeting in the season series between the BCHL’s Kootenay contingent. The Smokies want to rebound from last weekend’s back-to-back losses to Merritt, while the Bucks want to carry the momentum from Monday’s 9-1 mauling […]

Game Day | TRA vs MER

The Centennials scored in the last minute in each of the first two periods, including a shorthanded goal on their way to a 5-1 win in Merritt to open a home-and-home series against the Trail Smoke Eaters on Friday night. The game also featured a goal that went under the Trail net as it was […]

Game Day | TRA at COQ

It’s a Friday night on the coast for the Trail Smoke Eaters. They take on the Express in Coquitlam in the only game between these two this season. The Smokies are off to an excellent start to the second half of the season. Last Saturday’s 3-1 win over Vernon gives Trail a 6-2 record since […]

Game Day | PG at TRA

The second largest Cominco Arena crowd of the 2023-24 season saw a Smoke Eaters rookie record a highlight reel goal for his first in the BCHL and witnessed the team’s hottest shooter snipe his first hat-trick of the campaign during a 9-4 win over Langley, delighting the 2,170 fans in Trail. Mathieu Cobetto-Roy got the […]