Trail Smoke Eaters

Former Trail Smoke Eaters assistant captain Kent Johnson was selected fifth overall in the NHL Draft on Friday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Blue Jackets pick Trail Smoke Eater alum fifth overall in NHL Draft

Former Trail Smoke Eater and BCHL MVP, Kent Johnson, goes top five overall in 2021 NHL Draft

 

The Trail Smoke Eaters will open the 2021 season on Oct. 8 against the Cranbrook Bucks in Cranbrook, and will have their home opener the next night against the same Bucks. Photo: Jack Murray

BC Hockey League announces 54-game schedule to begin in October

Trail Smoke Eaters open season with home-and-home series versus Cranbrook Bucks

 

Smoke Eaters forward Kent Johnson carries the puck out in front of goalie Logan Terness in a game vs the Penticton Vees in January, 2020. Both Johnson and Terness cracked NHL Central Scoutings Top Rankings for the 2021 NHL Draft. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters alumni ranked high on 2021 NHL Draft rankings

NHL Central Scouting ranks former Smoke Eaters Kent Johnson #3 and goalie Logan Terness #25

 

Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Ryan Helliwell earned top defenceman in the Penticton Pod. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Smokies Helliwell earns top d-man in Penticton Pod

The BCHL winds up season with the 2021 Pod Award winners

Trail Smoke Eaters defenceman Ryan Helliwell earned top defenceman in the Penticton Pod. Photo: Steve Piccolo
The Trail Smoke Eaters wrapped up their tough 20-game season on Saturday. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

Penticton Vees shut out Trail Smoke Eaters in final game

Vees perfect on power play, end Smoke Eaters season in convincing fashion

The Trail Smoke Eaters wrapped up their tough 20-game season on Saturday. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
Logan Terness stopped 34 shots and was named first star in a 2-1 victory over the Cranbrook Bucks on Saturday. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Trail Smoke Eaters beat Bucks, fall to Vees as they head into the final week

The Trail Smoke Eaters will play their final three games of the season this week

Logan Terness stopped 34 shots and was named first star in a 2-1 victory over the Cranbrook Bucks on Saturday. Photo: Steve Piccolo
Penticton Vees forward Luc Wilson (22) scored twice in a 5-0 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters Monday at the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton. Photo: Steve Piccolo

Penticton Vees shut out Trail Smoke Eaters

Penticton Vees goalie Kaedon Lane stops 20 shots in a 5-0 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters

Penticton Vees forward Luc Wilson (22) scored twice in a 5-0 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters Monday at the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton. Photo: Steve Piccolo
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Trail hockey products receive Canucks alumni scholarship

Riley Brandt, Jeremy Lucchini recipients of the Canucks $2,500 scholarship to continue their studies

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Trail Smoke Eaters forward Coalson Wolford looks for a deflection on the Cranbrook Bucks goalie in Friday’s 4-3 Smokies victory. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

Trail Smoke Eaters split weekend games

Smokies goalie Caedon Hamming earned his first win in a 4-3 victory over Cranbrook

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Coalson Wolford looks for a deflection on the Cranbrook Bucks goalie in Friday’s 4-3 Smokies victory. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Logan Terness made 40 saves as the Smokies held on for a 3-2 victory over the Penticton Vees on Wednesday at the South Okanagan Event Centre. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

Trail Smoke Eaters end Penticton Vees unbeaten streak

Smoke Eaters forward Brady Hunter scored the game winner in a 3-2 victory over the Penticton Vees

Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Logan Terness made 40 saves as the Smokies held on for a 3-2 victory over the Penticton Vees on Wednesday at the South Okanagan Event Centre. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
The Trail Smoke Eaters fell 6-1 to the Penticton Vees on Sunday, their third loss to the perennial BCHL powerhouse six games into the 20-game season. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

Penticton Vees dominant in win over Trail Smoke Eaters

Trail Smoke Eaters enjoy two day break until their fourth meeting with Penticton Vees on Wednesday

The Trail Smoke Eaters fell 6-1 to the Penticton Vees on Sunday, their third loss to the perennial BCHL powerhouse six games into the 20-game season. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
Trail Smoke Eaters forward Chase Dafoe was named team captain for the upcoming BCHL 20-game season starting on Friday, Apr. 2. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters name leadership group

Chase Dafoe will captain the Trail Smoke Eaters when they begin play in the Penticton pod Friday

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Chase Dafoe was named team captain for the upcoming BCHL 20-game season starting on Friday, Apr. 2. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Logan Terness and forward Chase Dafoe look forward to some meaningful competition when the BCHL resumes next week. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters wrap up quarantine, ready for spring season

“But we’ve made so many concessions this year, we weren’t going to let that stop us.”

Trail Smoke Eaters goalie Logan Terness and forward Chase Dafoe look forward to some meaningful competition when the BCHL resumes next week. Photo: Jim Bailey
Judy Kurtz proudly displays her dad’s Smoke Eater jersey and Canada shirt in a shadow box in her Horseshoe Valley, home. Dick’s favourite hat is perched on top. Photo: Submitted

Remembering a ‘39 Trail Smoke Eater World Champion, a Canadian hockey icon

Born Richard B. Kowcinak on May 25, 1917, in Winnipeg, Dick had a long and successful hockey career

Judy Kurtz proudly displays her dad’s Smoke Eater jersey and Canada shirt in a shadow box in her Horseshoe Valley, home. Dick’s favourite hat is perched on top. Photo: Submitted
Back L-R: George Ferguson, Addy Tambellini, Harry Smith, Norm Lenardon, Ed Cristofoli. Front L-R: President James Cameron (with camera), Walt Peacosh and Harold Jones. Photo: Dave Rusnell c/o Trail Historical Society.

Trail Blazers: A Candid Moment in Time

Trail Blazers is a weekly feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

Back L-R: George Ferguson, Addy Tambellini, Harry Smith, Norm Lenardon, Ed Cristofoli. Front L-R: President James Cameron (with camera), Walt Peacosh and Harold Jones. Photo: Dave Rusnell c/o Trail Historical Society.
The Trail Smoke Eaters are in quarantine for two weeks then off to a host city for an 18 game season in April.

Smoke Eaters begin quarantine for BCHL return to play plan

The Trail Smoke Eaters look forward to finishing the year on a competitive note

The Trail Smoke Eaters are in quarantine for two weeks then off to a host city for an 18 game season in April.
Image: Trophy Town trailer

Trophy Town trailer previews film release

Trophy Town, the story of the ‘39 and ‘61 Trail Smoke Eaters set for possible release in March

Image: Trophy Town trailer
Montrose product Connor Jones mixes it up with players at Trail’s Champions Hockey School. Connor will join brother Kellen to play for Vasterviks IsHockey Klubb in the Swedish league in the new year. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Jones twins reunite in Swedish hockey league

Montrose products Connor and Kellen Jones will skate for Vaterviks IK of the Swedish league

Montrose product Connor Jones mixes it up with players at Trail’s Champions Hockey School. Connor will join brother Kellen to play for Vasterviks IsHockey Klubb in the Swedish league in the new year. Photo: Jim Bailey.
Former Trail Smoke Eaters forward Carson Briere earned Rookie of the Week honours for Mercyhurst after tallying a division leading five-points in two games. Photo: Jim Bailey.

Former Smoke Eater earns NCAA Rookie of Week

Smoke Eaters alumnus Carson Briere tallies five points in two games for rookie of week honour

Former Trail Smoke Eaters forward Carson Briere earned Rookie of the Week honours for Mercyhurst after tallying a division leading five-points in two games. Photo: Jim Bailey.
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Connor Jones shares memories of youth and family, life and sports, while growing up in Montrose

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