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Smoke Eaters Battle From Behind But Fall Short In Overtime To Warriors

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...

Smoke Eaters Win Streak Snapped In 6-4 Loss To Centennials

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...

Smoke Eaters Close Home Stand With Third Straight Win

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a perfect penalty kill and a complete performance to help them to their third win in a row as they earned a 4-2 victory over the Langley Rivermen at the Trail Memorial Centre on Friday night.  The power play was the source of the offence for the Smoke Eaters in the first 20 minutes of play and it...

Third Period Comeback Fuels Smoke Eaters Overtime Victory Over Vees

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a three-point night from Owen Ozar as well as coming from behind twice to help them to a 3-2 victory in overtime over the Penticton Vees on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre.  Pace was the biggest take away in the opening period as not many stoppages were had in the 1st period but it was...

Selkirk College Saints Score Pair of Crucial Wins

Stellar goaltending and timely goals combined to help lift the Selkirk College Saints to a pair of weekend victories over the Vancouver Island University Mariners. In a playoff-like atmosphere at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre, the Saints skated away with a 6-5 victory on Friday night and 4-2 win on Saturday...

Smoke Eaters Offence Explodes In 10-3 Victory Over 'Backs

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a six-goal 1st period and a season-high ten tallies to help them to their 20th victory of the season in a 10-3 win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Saturday night at the Trail Memorial Centre.  An offensive outburst in the opening period saw the Smoke Eaters tally a season-high six goals in the...

Selkirk College Saints Return Home with Enhanced Focus

With four games left in the British Columbia Intecollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season, the Selkirk College Saints have already transitioned into a post-season frame of mind. The Saints return to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre for the first time since early-January for a weekend series with the...

Marcoux, Johnson Help Smoke Eaters To Shootout Win Over Centennials

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a 32-save performance from Adam Marcoux along with a shootout winner from Kent Johnson to help them to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Merritt Centennials on Saturday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. In an opening period that did not lack for entertainment, the Centennials were first to jump on...

Smoke Eaters Surrender Five In Third In Loss To Vipers

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal performance from Mack Byers to even the game midway through the 3rd period but five goals from the Vernon Vipers in the final frame sunk them in a 6-3 loss on Friday night at the Trail Memorial Centre.  The visitors showed no sign of any bus legs in the early going as the Vipers were...

Rossland SAR brings back two overdue back-country skiers

It’s a fairly common story around Rossland – it happens to visitors unfamiliar with the area, but even knowledgeable local back-country adventurers have been led astray by the terrain and ended up somewhere in the Lamb Creek or Big Sheep Creek drainage.  On January 31, a pair of skiers may have misunderstood some advice, and...

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