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Whipple Commits to Middlebury

Trail, British Columbia (February 14th, 2024) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce defenseman, Alec Whipple (’04) has committed to Middlebury College for the 2024-25 season.

Whipple is currently in his second season with the Smoke Eaters and is a 2004-born defenseman that was recruited by the Smoke Eaters in the spring of 2022 from Minnetonka High School in Minnesota. Alec is from Far Hills, New Jersey and has played in 90 career games with the Smoke Eaters program.

“I picked Middlebury because of the storied program, elite education, and the ability to step in and provide value from day one. I’d like to thank the Smoke Eaters organization and the Trail community for allowing me to reach this goal.” ~Alec Whipple

“We are very happy for Alec on his decision to attend Middlebury College next season. For a number of reasons, this is a perfect fit for Alec and his family, along with his academic goals. On and off the ice since coming to Trail, Alec has contibuted to our program in numerous ways. We would like to congratulate Alec and his family on his commitment.” ~GM/Head Coach, Tim Fragle

Next Smoke Eaters home game action is Saturday February 17th vs the Merritt Centennials at 7:00pm PST.