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by Benjamin Phillips on Tuesday Oct 05 2021

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the addition of Corey Cunningham from the Prince George Spruce Kings in exchange for future considerations.

Cunningham, who was born and raised in Prince George, is committed to play NCAA Div. 1 hockey next season at Merrimack College. The 20-year-old forward has played four seasons with the Spruce Kings, adding 73 points in...

by Benjamin Phillips on Monday Sep 20 2021

The Trail Smoke Eaters, in conjunction with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, are excited to announce a special exhibition game, as the Smoke Eaters will face off against Canada's National Women's Team.

Fresh off their gold medal at the Women's World Championship, Team Canada will come to Trail as part of a two-day event that will see them host coaching clinics on Sunday,...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 16 2021

BC Hockey’s AAA Leagues enter the 2021-22 season with the exciting introduction of a new league name, logo and brand. 

The British Columbia Elite Hockey League (BCEHL) will now be the official home to the top AAA hockey players in the province at the U15, U17, and U18 level.

THE LEAGUE: The BCEHL is the home to four AAA leagues (Female U18 and Male U18, U17 and U15). These four...

by Benjamin Phillips on Wednesday Aug 18 2021

The Trail Smoke Eaters have acquired goaltender Evan Fradette from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) in exchange for forward Justin Ross & Future Considerations.

Fradette, from St. Albert, Alberta, will join the Smoke Eaters for his 20-year-old season. Fradette who has appeared in the Western Hockey League has played the bulk of his junior games...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 18 2021

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced in a media release Wednesday that the Spokane Braves will not participate in the 2021/22 season.

The KIJHL said the decision comes as the result of continued uncertainty surrounding travel between Canada and the United States due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Braves have been a valued member of the KIJHL for many...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Tuesday Aug 10 2021

In a media release Tuesday, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) said the league has come to an official partnership agreement with InStat Hockey for the 2021-22 hockey season.

InStat is used by league and federation offices, coaches, scouts and management as a data and communication tool assisting in coaching processes, player development, statistical analysis and...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Aug 01 2021

Nelson Minor Hockey star Dryden Hunt has signed a two-year contract with NHL’s New York Rangers.

New York President and General Manager Chris Drury made the announcement Friday on the team website that the Rangers signed the free agent forward.

Drury also announced that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Greg McKegg on a one-year contract.

Hunt, 25, who...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 29 2021

Matti Erickson is off to Nairobi, Kenya.

The Kootenay Chaos Track star was selected by Athletics Canada Monday to represent the country at the World U20 track Championships next month in Nairobi, Kenya.

The two-time BC High School Cross Country medalist and Track and Field star served up a personal best time to capture the 800 meters race at BC Provincial Track and Field...

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