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News – Smoke Eaters Announce 2022/23 Leadership Group

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (September 21st, 2022) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the 2022/23 leadership team with Evan Bushy announced as the Team Captain. Bushy, from Thief River Falls, Minnesota, joined the Smoke Eaters last season and immediately became a staple both on the ice defensively and in the […]

TEAM NEWS – Smoke Eaters Extend Fragle Till 2025

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (August 30th, 2022) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the contract extension of current General Manager & Head Coach Tim Fragle, on a multi-year extension through to the 2025 BCHL season! Fragle, who is about to begin his third season behind the Smoke Eaters bench, is […]

COMMITMENT – UCONN Commit Smith Signs With The Smoke Eaters

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (August 8th, 2022) – The Smoke Eaters are excited to add University of Connecticut committed defenceman Braydan Smith (05) for the upcoming season. Playing with the Saskatoon Contacts U18 AAA team of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League (SMAAAHL), the 6’3, right shot defenceman put up 23 points in 37 […]

TEAM NEWS – Smoke Eaters Elevate Role of Dallas Calvin To Director Of Scouting

For Immediate Release Trail, British Columbia (July 7th, 2022) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce that current assistant coach Dallas Calvin, will be evolving his role with the team as the Director of Scouting. Calvin, a Trail native and Smoke Eaters alumnus, joined the team last year as an assistant coach, working […]

Preview – Smoke Eaters Welcome Wenatchee

It’s been over 18 months since the Wenatchee Wild played a game in the BCHL, now after a long and patient wait they will finally hit the ice for their first of two preseason games north of the border. PRESEASON SCHEDULE Sep. 24 Cranbrook @ Trail – 5-3 L Sep. 25 Trail @ Cranbrook – […]

Preview – Smoke Eaters Begin Pre-Season against the Bucks

It’s finally a game day back in the West Kootenay’s as the Smoke Eaters begin their pre-season against none other than the Cranbrook Bucks in a weekend home and home series. PRESEASON SCHEDULE Sep. 24 Cranbrook 7:00 pm PDT Sep. 25 at Cranbrook 7:00 pm MDT (6pm PDT) Sep. 30 Wenatchee 7:00 pm PDT Oct. […]

Staff Update: Smoke Eaters Add Calvin; Promote Korlak

For Immediate Release Smoke Eaters Add Alumnus Calvin To Coaching Staff; Promote Korlak to Associate Coach Trail, British Columbia (September 16th, 2021) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce that alumni Dallas Calvin will be joining the teams coaching staff as an assistant, meanwhile Dustin Korlak has been promoted to associate coach as […]

TRADE – Smoke Eaters acquire Lowe from Humboldt

For Immediate Release Smoke Eaters add Lowe from Humboldt Trail, British Columbia (September 1st, 2021) – The Trail Smoke Eaters would like to announce the addition of 19-year-old forward Christian Lowe from the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. The Smoke Eaters acquired Lowe from the Bronco’s this week via trade for future considerations. […]

TRADE – Smoke Eaters send Dafoe to Blackfalds for Future Considerations

For Immediate Release Smoke Eaters Trade Dafoe to Blackfalds Trail, British Columbia (August 24th, 2021) – The Trail Smoke Eaters have announced that forward Chase Dafoe has been traded to the Blackfalds Bulldogs of the AJHL in exchange for Future Considerations. Dafoe, who tallied three goals and five assists during the pod season, was preparing […]

Smoke Eaters Add St. Cloud Committed Defenceman

For Immediate Release Smoke Eaters Sign Defenceman Evan Bushy Trail, British Columbia (August 24th, 2021) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the signing of NCAA committed defenceman Evan Bushy for the upcoming BCHL season. Bushy, 19 is from Thief River Falls, Minnesota, will be joining the Smoke Eaters defensive core for the 2021/22 BCHL […]