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Grand Forks doctor takes over ownership of Border Bruins

By Emanuel Sequeira, Director of Communications The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has approved the sale of the Grand Forks Border Bruins to local physician Dr. Mark Szynkaruk, who assumes ownership of the club from the community-owned Grand Forks Border Bruins Association. “We’re very pleased to welcome Dr....

Smokies welcome new head coach, GM

The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce Tim Fragle as the team’s next General Manager and Head Coach. Fragle, a native of Edmonton, Alberta and former Smoke Eater comes to Trail with a strong coaching resume as the team’s new General Manager and Head Coach. During the past four years, Fragle has been head...

Selkirk College Saints and BCIHL Take Fall Semester Pause

To ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season will not begin its regular season any sooner than January 2021. At last week’s annual general meeting, the Selkirk College Saints and other member teams decided that safety concerns related to the COVID-19 ...

Selkirk College Saints Hit the Reset Button

The Trinity Western University Spartans finished a hefty 21 points ahead of the Selkirk College Saints in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season. The upshot of matching up against tough odds in the first round of the playoffs is that once the puck drops to start the BCIHL semi-final between...

Selkirk College Saints Lock Up Playoff Spot

The Selkirk College Saints will ride the underdog train into the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoffs after clinching the final spot in the run for the championship. The Saints returned to the West Kootenay from a weekend roadtrip on Vancouver Island with one out of a possible four points, but it ...

Kent Johnson named League MVP and Most Sportsmanlike while Logan Terness takes home Rookie of the Year award

 The British Columbia Hockey League announced today the various league award winners from the regular season, with two Trail Smoke Eaters receiving three of the awards. Kent Johnson -  Along with already claiming the Brett Hull Trophy as the leagues leading scorer with 101 points in 52 games, Johnson has been named the winner...

Selkirk College Saints Look for Boost in Final Home Weekend of Season

With a home playoff series not in the cards and post-season fate still undetermined, the Selkirk College Saints will be looking for an extra jolt of energy from fans in the team’s final weekend at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre. Needing a pair of wins to feel a level of comfort in making the British Columbia...

Selkirk College Saints Back Home for Final Games of Semester

The Selkirk College Saints return home this weekend where the team hopes the holiday spirit will be on their side as they wrap up the first semester of play against the Simon Fraser University Clan. Winless in their last four British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) games, the Saints head into the two-game set...

Five Smoke Eaters Named To Team Canada West Selection Camp

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 ...

Smoke Eaters acquire Cody Schiavon from the Surrey Eagles

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...