Bucks and Smokies to faceoff against Canada’s National Women’s Team

Hockey Canada, in partnership with B.C. Hockey, the BC Hockey League (BCHL), Cranbrook Bucks and Trail Smoke Eaters, announced Monday that Canada’s National Women’s Team will continue its road to Beijing with a pair of games against BCHL clubs. Canada’s centralization roster will face off against the Trail Smoke Eaters on Oct. 4 at 7 […]

BCHL Next Generation: Trail Smoke Eaters

In the weeks leading up to the start of the 2021-22 regular season, we will be going team-by-team to profile new players coming in for the upcoming year. This will include recaps of offseason commitments and acquisitions, as well as scouting reports from the coaches. Next up is the Trail Smoke Eaters. After the 2019-20 […]

BCHL updates Wenatchee Wild schedule

The BCHL announced several schedule changes today involving the Wenatchee Wild due to the extension of the border closure for people traveling into the United States from Canada. The Wild will exclusively play road games in the early part of the season and will make up their home dates in the later months. The team […]

Johnson drafted 5th overall by Blue Jackets

Former BCHL MVP, Trail Smoke Eaters alumnus and University of Michigan forward Kent Johnson was drafted fifth overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft on Friday night. Johnson becomes the second-highest BCHL player taken at the draft since 2007 when Kyle Turris was taken third overall by the Phoenix Coyotes. […]

2021 NHL Draft Preview

Photo credits: Kyle Robinson (Rickwood), Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Garrett James Photography (Teleguine) The 2021 NHL Entry Draft takes place tomorrow night with Round 1 and continues with Rounds 2 through 7 on Saturday morning. Like every year at the draft, there are several BCHL players expected to be taken. Today, we will take a […]

Former BCHL MVP Johnson invited to Canada’s World Junior summer camp

Photo credit: Jonathan Knight Photography Kent Johnson, who currently plays at the University of Michigan and formerly played for the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters, has been invited to Team Canada’s summer development camp ahead of the 2022 World Junior Championship. Johnson was among a group of 30 forwards who received an invite to the camp […]

BCHL Podcast: NHL Draft Preview Part 1 (Terness, Teleguine, Legault & Rickwood)

It’s Part 1 of our NHL Draft coverage episodes of the BCHL Podcast! On today’s episode, we speak with a number of BCHL players who were ranked on NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings ahead of the July 23 draft, including Trail Smoke Eaters G Logan Terness (2:57), Chilliwack Chiefs F Sasha Teleguine (12:35), West Kelowna […]

NHL Draft Profile: Logan Terness

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography For the second year in a row, the NHL Draft will be held virtually, this time on Jul. 23 and 24. This year, there are nine current, former and future BCHL players that made NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings. Leading up to the draft, we will be speaking with the […]

14 players with BCHL ties named to NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings for 2021 Draft

Photo credits: Kyle Robinson (Rickwood), Garrett James Photography (Teleguine, Terness), Jonathan Knight Photography (Johnson), Tami Quan (Serdachny) Last Thursday, NHL Central Scouting released its final rankings ahead of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. A total of 14 players with BCHL ties were named to the list, including five who played in the 2020-21 Pod Season, […]

Martini reflects on 5-year, 200-game BCHL career

Photo credit: Garrett James Photography By Sheldon Lee For the Penticton Vees, it was yet another spectacular season. The club ended this year’s condensed schedule with the highest point total in the BCHL, finishing an almost-perfect season with 37 of a possible 40 points over 20 games. In those 20 games, the Vees only surrendered […]