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by City of Trail on Wednesday Mar 06 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters and the City of Trail are working collectively to submit a bid to Hockey Canada in hopes of hosting the 2021 National Junior A Championship at the Trail Memorial Centre in May 2021. Bid submissions from all eligible host teams and committees are due by April 30, 2019. Hockey Canada will then review the submitted bids and make their decision in June 2019....

by Contributor on Monday Mar 04 2019

On Feb. 21-24 approximately 600 athletes from across the province participated in a variety of sports including: floor hockey, bowling, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, figure skating, speed skating, and curling.

Castlegar teamed up with Grand Forks for the games to create the Kootenay Storm Floor Hockey team. They competed amongst 13 other Floor...

by Bob Hall on Monday Mar 04 2019

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season begins in September, but it’s what happens in March that provides the most lasting memories.

The Selkirk College Saints and the Vancouver Island University Mariners drop the puck on the league’s semi-final series starting Friday and a season’s worth of toil has all come down to what is guaranteed to be an exciting best-of...

by Trevor Miller on Sunday Mar 03 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal effort from Mack Byers and a 32-save performance from Donovan Buskey to earn a 5-2 victory in Game #2 of their Interior Division Quarterfinal against the Merritt Centennials and even the series at 1-1 on Saturday night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. 

For the second time in as many nights, the Smoke Eaters were first to hit the scoresheet as...

by Trevor Miller on Sunday Mar 03 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters battled to get the game on even terms in the final period but fell just short, dropping a 4-2 decision to the Merritt Centennials in Game #1 of their Interior Division Quarterfinal at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena on Friday night. 

The Centennials started the game with a flurry of chances and were ahead 5-0 in the shots on goal category with Smoke Eaters...

by Trevor Miller on Monday Feb 25 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced on Monday the schedule for their Interior Division Quarterfinal matchup against the Merritt Centennials which begins on Friday, March 1.

The Smoke Eaters and Centennials play in the playoffs for the second time in each team’s storied history with Merritt winning the best-of-seven set four games to one back in the 2006 playoffs. ...

by Trevor Miller on Saturday Feb 23 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters came from behind three separate times but could not find a way to push past the West Kelowna Warriors as they fell by a 4-3 overtime loss on Friday night at Royal LePage Place. 

Trail started the game with a couple of good looks but couldn’t cash in including a strong net drive from Chase Stevenson down the right side as he cut to the net before being stuffed on...

by Trevor Miller on Sunday Feb 17 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters held leads three separate times but couldn’t find a way to hold them as they dropped a 6-4 decision to the Merritt Centennials on Saturday night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. 

It took until the game’s opening power play to find a goal scorer and came in the way of defender Trevor Zins to give the visiting Smoke Eaters a 1-0 lead. Kent Johnson played the...

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