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Trail, British Columbia (June 29, 2018) – Player Commitment

The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce the commitment of 2000-born forward, Michael Hodge for the upcoming season. Hodge comes to the Smoke Eaters by way of the Calgary Flames of the Alberta Midget AAA League. During the 2017-2018 season Hodge totalled 10 goals and 22 points in 34 games for the Flames and added an additional 5 goals and 7 points over eight AMHL playoff games.

Hodge impressed the Smoke Eaters staff during the team’s two identification camps this spring. Smoke Eaters General Manager and Head Coach, Jeff Tambellini feels that Hodge is another solid addition to the team’s offence, saying “Michael is a highly skilled forward who possesses professional level details in his game. We are very excited to add Michael to our lineup as he has the ability to play in any situation. We’re looking forward to developing his game and providing him the opportunity to play at the NCAA level.”

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Michael and his family to the Trail Smoke Eaters.

Hodge joins defensemen Jeremy Smith, Diarmad DiMurro, Kyle Budvarson, and forward Hayden Rowan as additions to the Trail Smoke Eaters 2018-2019 roster.