NHL Bloodlines: Philippe Lapointe

Like most children of NHL players, Philippe Lapointe spent a lot of time in and around the locker room in his early years. His dad, Martin, had already won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings before he was born, but by the time Philippe was old enough to understand what was going on […]

BCHL Next Generation: Trail Smoke Eaters

All summer we’ll be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the 2019-20 season with recaps of offseason commits and acquisitions. We will also have interviews and scouting reports from the coaches. Next up is the Trail Smoke Eaters. After finishing in seventh in the Interior Divison last season, the Smoke Eaters were […]

Johnson commits to Michigan

16-year-old Trail Smoke Eaters forward Kent Johnson will be following in his head coach’s footsteps when he makes the jump to the collegiate level as he has committed to play for the University of Michigan Wolverines for the 2020-21 season. After getting in a pair of games last season as a 15-year-old, the Port Moody, […]

Tuck heading to Sacred Heart

Trail Smoke Eaters captain Braeden Tuck will be joining a host of former BCHLers next year as he has committed to play for the Sacred Heart University Pioneers for the 2019-20 season. Tuck is currently in his third season in the league and leads the Smoke Eaters in goals and is also tied for the […]

Returners, debuts and other notables

Training camp and preseason are officially over and now the action starts for real as the BCHL regular season fires up off this weekend, the 57th in league history. As usual there are plenty of storylines heading into the season, after a summer that saw a great deal of change in the league including a […]

Tambellini takes the reins in Trail

The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce Jeff Tambellini has been hired as the team’s next general manager and head coach. Tambellini spent 12 seasons playing professional hockey, which included stints with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks and the Swedish Hockey League. The Port Moody, BC native is familiar with the […]