Jim Bailey

Vernon Vipers humble Trail Smoke Eaters at home

The Vernon Vipers skated to a 7-1 victory over the Trail Smoke Eaters on Monday to take a 3-0 series lead.

Pee Wee Smokies primed for Tier 2 provincials

GTMHA Tier 2 Pee Wee Smoke Eaters host the BC Tier 2 Pee Wee Hockey championship at the Cominco Arena this week.

Trail Smoke Eaters face the Vipers in the Snake Pit to open semifinal series

The Interior Division semifinals start Friday with the Trail Smoke Eaters playing a best-of-seven against the Vernon Vipers

Nitehawks-Nitros face off in conference final

The B.V. Nitehawks face off against the Kimberley Dynamiters in the Kootenay Conference final on Friday at the Beaver Valley Arena.

Cariboo Cougars close out Kootenay Ice season

The Major Midget Kootenay Ice lost to the Cariboo Cougars in the first round of the BCMML playoff on the weekend.

Smoke Eater captain nets Player of the Week honour

Trail captain Connor Brown-Maloski earns the BCHL Player of the Week.

Beaver Valley Nitehawks sweep Leafs in Nelson

The Nitehawks put an end to the Nelson Leafs season on Saturday with a dominant 4-1 victory in Game 4 of the Neil Murdoch final.

Salmon Arm Silverbacks stay alive, Smoke Eaters return home for Game 5

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks avoided elimination with a 6-4 victory over Trail on Wednesday. Game 5 goes Friday night in Trail.

Beaver Valley Nitehawks last minute comeback sinks Nelson Leafs

The Nitehawks scored two goals in the final minute of the game to force overtime against the Nelson Leafs on Tuesday.

Beaver Valley Nitehawks take Game 1 over Nelson Leafs

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks hung on for a 5-4 victory over the Nelson Leafs on Tuesday at the Hawks Nest.

Former Silverbacks come up big for Trail Smoke Eaters in Game 2 victory

The Trail Smoke Eaters defeated the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 7-2 to take a 2-0 series lead in the BCHL playoff.

Trail Smoke Eaters take Game 1 over Salmon Arm

Kale Howarth scored the winning goal in a 4-2 Smoke Eaters victory over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Friday at the Cominco Arena.

Fans bleed orange: Go Smokies Go!

Trail Smoke Eaters and fans are gearing to make some major noise in playoffs. First game Friday night against the Silverbacks.

Trail Smoke Eaters poised for tough playoff tilt with Silverbacks

The Smoke Eaters faceoff in a best-of-7 match up against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks with Game 1 Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Cominco Arena.

Beaver Valley Nitehawks sweep Grand Forks Border Bruins

Beaver Valley jumped out to a 5-0 lead on their way to a 7-4 win, in eliminating the Grand Forks Border Bruins from the KIJHL playoffs.

Trail Smoke Eaters split with Merritt, clinch home ice

The Trail Smoke Eaters and Merritt Centennials split a home-and-home but Trail ensured home ice for the first round of Interior playoffs.

Beaver Valley Nitehawks clinch KIJHL title, play Nitros tonight

The Nitehawks clinched the KIJHL overall title earlier this week and play the Kimberley Dynamiters Friday night at the Hawks Nest.

The Major Midget Kootenay Ice split series with Silvertips

D. J. Horne scored twice and Jake Kemp was stellar in net as the Midget Kootenay Ice beat the North Island Silvertips 4-2 on Sunday.

Trail Smoke Eaters clinch playoff berth

An 8-3 victory over the Coquitlam Express on Friday ended the Trail Smoke Eaters seven-year playoff drought.

Trail Smoke Eaters host Coquitlam Express

In the heat of a playoff race, the Smoke Eaters need to count as many points as possible and have a good opportunity against the Express.