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by Benjamin Phillips on Thursday Nov 21 2019

Hockey Canada unveiled its 44 man selection camp for the upcoming World Junior A Challenge in Dawson, BC which included five Trail Smoke Eaters.

Smoke Eaters captain Philippe Lapointe, assistant captains Kent Johnson and Powell Connor, forward Owen Ozar and goaltender Logan Terness were all named to the selection camp. The camp takes place in Calgary, Alberta from December 1st-3rd...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Commissioner Larry Martel said the league has started an investigation following a report of racial taunting by a player during Saturday’s game in Nelson between the Leafs and the Kamloops Storm.

Martel said the incident happened during the game when a Leafs player came to his coach and told him about comments made toward him, and the coach...

by Benjamin Phillips on Friday Oct 25 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce they have acquired defenseman Cody Schiavon from the Surrey Eagles

Schiavon, a veteran of the BCHL, comes to Trail after spending the last two season with the Surrey Eagels, where he was an assistant captain last year, and the team’s captain this year. The Kelowna  native has strong family ties to the City of Trail and will bolster the...

by Benjamin Phillips on Friday Oct 25 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce they have acquired Matteo Paler-Chow from the Powell River Kings

The Trail Smoke Eaters have filled their vacant goaltending spot by acquiring  Matteo Paler-Chow from the Powell River Kings. Another veteran of the BCHL in Paler-Chow has backstopped the Kings since the 2017-18 season. He took the Kings to the BCHL Semi-Finals in 17/18...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 21 2019

Four Kootenay zone teams traveled to a season-ending Kamloops 7s tournament during the Thanksgiving weekend — one of the largest junior tournaments in North America with teams from all over BC and Alberta.

The Under 16 Girls team remained unbeaten and won the tournament. This included an...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Oct 15 2019

The vibe in the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre this past weekend felt more like early-March than mid-October with the Selkirk College Saints and University of Victoria Vikes battling in a two-game series that had the intensity of the post-season.

The Saints home opening weekend featured a pair of terrific British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) games that...

by Bob Hall on Monday Oct 07 2019

Winning a championship happens on the ice, but it’s off the ice where the culture to get a team to the title is built.

As the Selkirk College Saints prepare for their home opener of the 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season this weekend, the foundation has been successfully laid for the 25 players who hope to end the campaign by hoisting the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 01 2019

When the Florida Panthers take to the ice to open the National Hockey League season Thursday in Tampa Bay against the Lightning, former Nelson Minor Hockey product Dryden Hunt will be in the lineup.

Hunt, who signed as a free agent for the Panthers in 2016, skated on the fourth line for the Panthers Monday with Noel Acciari and Colton Sceviour as Florida prepares to open the season on...

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