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NEWS – BCHL Playoff MVP Award Named After Jeff Tambellini

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (July 28th, 2022) – The BCHL has announced the naming of the BCHL’s Playoff MVP award to the Jeff Tambellini Trophy. The trophy, which will be given out to the top performer of the BCHL’s playoff takes on a new name, honouring Tambellini, who not only played in the […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Smoke Eaters Commit to Dominik Wasik for 2020/21 Trail, British Columbia (April 22nd, 2020) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitment of South Florida Hockey Academy product Dominik Wasik for the upcoming season. Wasik, from Superior, Colorado, has played his last two years with the academy, playing in […]

Tambellini Joins Tampa Bay Lightning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tambellini Moves on to Tampa Bay Lightning Trail, British Columbia (April 15th, 2020) – Jeff Tambellini, 36, moves on to the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning as NCAA Free Agent Recruiter and Pro Scout. Tambellini who came to Trail two summers ago, made his second season one to remember for the fans, community and […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kent Johnson named League MVP and Most Sportsmanlike while Logan Terness take home Rookie of the Year award. Trail, British Columbia (February 26th, 2020) – The British Columbia Hockey League announced today the various league award winners from the regular season, with two Trail Smoke Eaters receiving three of the awards. Kent […]


Each month the Smoke Eaters will highlight a former Smoke Eater and update you on where they are now. This month, Trail native, Steve McCarthy. Smoke Eaters Career: Played 1996-97 – 57 Games played – 25 Goals and 52 Assists. McCarthy holds the single season franchise record for most goals, assists and points by a […]

NEWS: Smoke Eaters Acquire Dynamic NCAA forward and WHL Heavy Weight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Smoke Eaters Sign Carson Briere from Arizona State University and acquire Kyle Pow from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons Trail, British Columbia (December 1st, 2019) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce the acquisition of Carson Briere from the NCAA Div. 1 Arizona State Sun Devils, While in a separate […]

PREVIEW: Smoke Eaters look to take all four points against Salmon Arm

After fireworks on Friday night at the Shaw Centre, the Smoke Eaters and Silverbacks go back at it tonight in Salmon Arm. Regular season series vs Salmon Arm Silverbacks September 13th @ Trail Memorial Centre 4-2 L (BOXSCORE) September 14th @ Trail Memorial Centre 3-2 OTL(BOXSCORE) November 1st @ Shaw Centre 5-4 W (BOXSCORE) November […]

NEWS: Smoke Eaters Acquire Paler-Chow from Kings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Smoke Eaters acquire Goaltender Paler-Chow from Kings Trail, British Columbia (October 25th, 2019) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce they have acquired Matteo Paler-Chow from the Powell River Kings The Trail Smoke Eaters have filled their vacant goaltending spot by acquiring  Matteo Paler-Chow from the Powell River Kings. Another […]

NEWS: Smoke Eaters acquire Schaivon from Eagles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Smoke Eaters acquire Cody Schiavon from the Surrey Eagles. Trail, British Columbia (October 24th, 2019) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce they have acquired defenseman Cody Schiavon from the Surrey Eagles Schiavon, a veteran of the BCHL comes to Trail  after spending the last two season with the Surrey […]

Preview: Smoke Eaters Return home to face the Victoria Gizzlies

The Trail Smoke Eaters return home to wrap up their three game weekend with a visit from the Victoria Grizzlies Sunday evening at Cominco Arena. The Smoke Eaters are coming home in high spirits after a statement win last night in West Kelowna over the Warriors. They got goals for their big guns as DiMurro […]