FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Smoke Eaters acquire forwards Wakeford and Wolford from Salmon Arm .
Trail, British Columbia (June 30th, 2020) – The Trail Smoke Eaters announced today that they have acquired 20-year-old forward Noah Wakeford and 19-year-old forward Coalson Wolford from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in exchange for Matt Osadick and Future Considerations.
Wakeford, from Okotoks, Alberta, comes to Trail with three years of BCHL hockey under his belt. Wakeford took on a bigger role this past season with the Silverbacks scoring 18 times and adding 32 helpers for a 50 point season. He has 108 points in his three seasons in Salmon Arm and will look to cap off his 20-year-old season with another strong season.
Wolford, from San Jose, California, also had a strong season in Salmon Arm. In his first season of junior hockey Wolford was all over the Silverbacks special teams, killing penalties and playing in front of the net on the powerplay. He had 21 points in 41 games this season, but before that was a prominent player in the Saskatchewan Midget League (SMAAAHL) scoring 90 points in 126 games, the same league that Owen Ozar developed in prior to coming to Trail.
“We are adding two players with junior experience and two players who can step in and play significant roles in our team this year.” – Head Coach and General Manager Tim Fragle
The Smoke Eaters would like to thank Matt Osadick for his contributions this past season to the team and the City of Trail and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
Welcome to Trail to both Noah and Coalson, we look forward to seeing you suit up in the fall.