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The Smoke Eaters commit to Lawrence Academy product David Sacco for 2020/21.

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to welcome forward David Sacco, a University of New Hampshire commit, to the Smoke Eaters organization for the upcoming season. Sacco, from Middleton, Massachusetts joins the Smoke Eaters after playing his last two years for the Lawrence Academy Spartans of the USHS-Prep league. The 18-year-old...

Smoke Eaters' Colella Commits to Northern Michigan Wildcats for 2020/21.

Trail, British Columbia (April 1st, 2020) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitment of #13 Michael Colella to Northern Michigan University to play division 1 hockey next season. After a season in the USHL in 2018/19 where he totaled 23 points in 54 games, including 21 points in ten games at the NCDC...

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...

Rossland's Junior Curling Program

The four young curlers pictured above celebrated being the “most improved” during skills testing at their last session of the season in the Rossland Curling Club.   Teams competed in three one-day Bonspiels at Rossland, Trail, and Nelson. About the Junior Curling Program: The Junior Curling Program is free for the kids, which...

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...

Player Registration is Open for The West Kootenay Timberwolves Lacrosse Team

The West Kootenay Timberwolves return to the Alberta Junior B Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League this Spring. Player registration is now open for the 2020 West Kootenay Timberwolves junior box lacrosse program. This program is an opportunity for athletes born between 1999 and 2003 to play Canada’s National Summer Sport. Practices...

Smoke Eaters Acquire Forward Matt Osadcik from the Merritt Centennials

The Trail Smoke Eaters announced today that they have acquired 19-year-old forward Matt Osadick from the Merritt Centennials for future consideration. The deal comes ahead of the January 10th CJHL trade deadline. Osadick, a native of Grande Pointe, Manitoba, is in his first BCHL season and has played 36 games thus far. Prior...

Editorial: "Discover Rossland" on February 4 (CORRECTED)

CORRECTION: this event runs until 7:30 in the evening, not until 9:30 as originally mis-reported!  So please be sure to go early.  Apologies from the editor with the inaccurate finger. Mark your calendars for February 4, 2020, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm; it will be time to “Discover Rossland” at the Miners Union Hall.  After the...

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