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by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Beaver Valley Nitehawks have regained the lead in the Murdoch Division Final.

Nathan Ingram scored twice to power the Hawks to a 5-2 victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Tuesday night at the Fruitvale Arena.

Beaver Valley, winners of six of seven games during the playoffs, leads the best-of-seven Murdoch Final 2-1 with Game...

by Trevor Miller on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced on Tuesday the schedule for their Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers on Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

The Smoke Eaters and Vipers will meet in their eighth playoff series with the two having a long postseason...

by Trevor Miller on Monday Mar 11 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce that former forward and captain Jake Lucchini (’95) has signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. 

Lucchini, 23, just completed his fourth season at Michigan Tech University, where he played in 164 career games at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) level. The 5’11”,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Mar 11 2019

For the first time in years, the Selkirk Saints have not advanced to the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Finals.

Sparked by goalie Matt Huber, Vancouver Island University posted a two-game sweep of Selkirk with a 3-2 victory Saturday in Castlegar.

VIU became the first B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League team to ever beat Selkirk College on their home turf in a playoff series they...

by Trevor Miller on Saturday Mar 09 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters dug deep and got a series clinching goal from Bryce Anderson as they earned a 4-2 victory in Game #5 of their Interior Division Quarterfinal series against the Merritt Centennials and won the best-of-seven series 4-1. 

For the fourth time in the series, the Smoke Eaters find the back of the net first and took a 1-0 lead in Game #5. Kent Johnson played the puck...

by Trevor Miller on Thursday Mar 07 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters got a late lead from Kent Johnson and took a 3-1 series lead in their best-of-seven Interior Division Quarterfinal against the Merritt Centennials with a 3-2 victory in Game #4 on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

The power play was an effective weapon for the Smoke Eaters over the course of the regular season but the Centennials have found a way to...

by Trevor Miller on Wednesday Mar 06 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a 40-save performance from Donovan Buskey and a four-goal 2nd period to help them to a 5-2 Game #3 victory over the Merritt Centennials in their Interior Division Quarterfinal and took a 2-1 series lead at the Trail Memorial Centre on Tuesday night. 

The Centennials started the game with good pressure off the hop but again it would be goaltender...

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....

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