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TRADE – Smoke Eaters Make Multiple Moves As Trade Deadline Comes To A Close

Trail, British Columbia (January 10th, 2021) – As the BCHL trade deadline came to a close at 3pm PST on Monday the Smoke Eaters finalized multiple deals.

The first deal made sees goaltender Bailey Monteith traded to the Virden Oil Capitals of the MJHL for future considerations. The Smoke Eaters would like to thank Bailey for his contributions to the Smoke Eaters this season and wish him the best in Virden.

The Smoke Eaters have acquired the CJHL playing rights of 19-year-old goaltender Cole Tisdale from the Whitecourt Wolverines of the AJHL. Tisdale, who’s spent the year in the Western Hockey League will help solidify the Smoke Eaters crease. Hailing from Lethbridge, Alberta, Tisdale started the season with the Kelowna Rockets playing in 6 games, putting up a 1.83 GAA and a 0.927 SV%. Since then he has made appearances with the Tri-City Americans and the Prince Albert Raiders. The Smoke Eaters acquire Tisdale from Whitecourt for future considerations.

Finally the Smoke Eaters allowed 20-year-old forward Nic Roussel to explore other opportunities and he has signed with the Swan Valley Stampeders of the MJHL for the rest of the season. The Smoke Eaters want to thank Nic for his contributions and leadership to the team and wish him the best of luck in Swan Valley.