Smokies sign Coccimiglio for 2024-25

The Trail Smoke Eaters are proud to announce the signing of Jared Coccimiglio (’04) for the upcoming 2024-25 upcoming season. Coccimiglio is a 5’8″, 170-pound right shot forward from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and played last season with the Philadelphia Rebels in the NAHL. Jared scored 23 goals and added 14 assists for 37 points […]

Castlegar's Travis Green named the next head coach of the Ottawa Senators

The long-awaited search for the next head coach of the Ottawa Senators has officially come to an end. President of Hockey Operations and GM, Steve Staios announced that Travis Green, originally from Castlegar, BC, has been named the next head coach in franchise history, a title he will hold through the end of the 2027-28 […]

Okanagan Knights franchise sold, relocated to Quesnel

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League continues to shuffle the deck chairs on a Junior Hockey League following the announcement that the North Okanagan Knights franchise has been sold and relocated to Quesnel. The Quesnel-based hockey club will now be known as the River Rush. The sale and move was approved unanimously by the KIJHL’s […]

Smokie Warrener Commits to Alaska Anchorage for 2024-25 Season

The Trail Smoke Eaters are proud to announce that defenceman Ethan Warrener (’03) has committed to the University of Alaska Anchorage for the 2024-25 season. Warrener is in his third season with the Trail Smoke Eaters and heads the leadership group as Captain. The Calgary, Alberta native has played all of his 127 BCHL games […]

Rebels alumnus Green named interim head coach of NHL’s Devils

Courtesy KIJHL Castlegar Rebels alum Travis Green (1985-86) has been named the New Jersey Devils Interim Head Coach for the rest of the 2023-34 NHL season.  The Devils made the announcement on March 4. “Travis has key experience running benches at the junior, AHL and NHL levels and knows that there are no shortcuts to […]

Kootenay Zone athletes claim medals at BC Winter Games

Organizers at the Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games were in scramble mode leading up to last week’s event as a lack of snow forced cancellation of some of the events and moving the Cross Country Skiing races to Bakerville, approximately one hour driving time east of the Central Interior City. However, the move shift […]

West Kootenay Basketball Officials take to court to call fouls on cancer

Basketball Officials in the West Kootenay are once again joining with their provincial colleagues to call fouls on CANCER. West Kootenay Basketball Officials are again raising money and awareness in the 15th Call a Foul on Cancer — Pink Whistles Legacy Fund, which strives to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society — B.C. and […]

BCHL sets new league record for NCAA Division 1 committed players

With a flurry of recent NCAA Division I commitments, the BC Hockey League (BCHL) has set a new benchmark for committed players with 193, with many more expected in the coming months. The previous high of 190 was set in June of last season. Trail Smoke Eaters players committed to NCAA Division I programs are:  […]

Trail and Rossland Sign Recreation Agreement for 2024

In a move towards continued regional collaboration, the cities of Trail and Rossland have reached a Trail Resident Program (TRP) recreation services agreement for one year that would come into effect Jan. 1, 2024. This agreement marks a significant step forward in promoting community well-being, sharing resources and enhancing recreational opportunities. The agreement permits residents […]

Dec. 12 proclaimed Christine Sinclair Day

Dec. 12 will be proclaimed Christine Sinclair Day in B.C. to recognize the extraordinary career and outstanding achievements in sport of the Canadian women’s soccer legend. “Dec. 12 is a day for our province to celebrate the extraordinary career of Christine Sinclair and her unparalleled contributions to soccer, both on and off the field,” said […]

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