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The Smoke Show

The Smoke Show

By Trail Smoke Eaters
A Trail Smoke Eaters Podcast - Get the latest news, hear from players and coaches along with upcoming game previews from the historic Trail Smoke Eaters. Hosted by Ben Phillips, produced by Geoff Fontes. A proud member of the British Columbia Hockey League
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August 8, 2020

The Smoke Show

S01E13 - From the Praires to Trail
From a small town in Manitoba, to Europe and now the Silver City, Dustin Korlak joins Ben Phillips on the Smoke Show Podcast to talk about his journey to becoming the coach he is today with the Trail Smoke Eaters. Dustin talks about how coaching has changed from when he played to the impact a trip to Europe had in his career.
December 12, 2020
S01E12 - The Rollercoaster Ride
Ben and Rob are back with immediate reaction following Wednesday night's game against the Merritt Centennials that saw they game finish 7-6 Smoke Eaters. They discuss a full week of events surrounding the team while looking ahead to game six of the Kootenay Cup. This week's guest is Chilliwack Native, Zack Feaver.
November 20, 2020
S01E11 - A Rivalry in the East
On this week's episode Ben and Rob break down the past weekend as the Smoke Eaters made their first trip of the season to the East Kootenay's. After a tough loss on Friday, the team bounced back in dramatic fashion on Saturday to take a 3-2 series lead in the battle for the Kootenay Cup. Later in the episode we chat with Drew Elser about a the weekend, his transition to Trail from Penticton and his goals past this season. We also talk team news and look ahead to the upcoming games against the Merritt Centennials. 
November 12, 2020
S01E10 - Getting to know them, featuring Nic Roussel and Brad Lazarowich
With a weekend off from games we take this opportunity to dive into who are the Smoke Eaters this year. This week Ben Phillips sits down with Nicolas Roussel to talk about his unique journey in becoming a Trail Smoke Eater. We finish off this week's show with a interview from the director of officiating for the BCHL, Brad Lazarowich to talk his NHL career, the way the game has changed and implementing new Covid19 rules in the BCHL. 
November 6, 2020
S01E09 - A Round Trip
The Smoke Show returns for episode 9 as Ben Phillips and Rob Squires break down Saturdays 4-2 win as well as the Smoke Eaters 2-1 series lead in the Kootenay Cup as the series switches to Cranbrook. This week they are joined by Jordan Hendry as he talks about being back in Trail and learning from year one to year two. They wrap up this week's episode with continued analysis of the Smoke Eaters through five games.
October 28, 2020
S01E08 - The Kootenay Cup
After an exciting weekend of hockey at Cominco Arena, Ben Phillips and Rob Squires are back on the podcast with their takes and break downs of the games. They also start looking at how this Smoke Eaters roster is shaping up as the BCHL's Extended Training Camp schedule continues. All that and more on this week's episode of the Smoke Show Podcast.
October 21, 2020
S01E07 - Talking With The Captain
After a unique game on Saturday night that finished as a 1-1 draw, Ben Phillips and Rob Squires give a brief look back at the game before looking ahead to the Kootenay Cup. This week they are joined by newly appointed captain Cody Schiavon to talk all things Smoke Eaters as the team gets set for some higher intensity games against the Bucks. All that and more on this week's episode of the Smoke Show Podcast.
October 14, 2020
S01E06 - Hockey Is Back
Hockey is back at Cominco Arena as the Smoke Eaters played their first game in 7 months over the weekend as they welcomed in expansion side Cranbrook Bucks to ignite their Kootenay rivalry. Ben Phillips and Rob Squires take you through the game with full highlights and analysis. Then they are joined by Connor Michaud on the podcast to talk moving to Trail, the adjustment to playing junior A hockey and of course, his sweet goal on the weekend. Ben and Rob then set you up for the game this weekend and talk Kootenay Cup news. All that and more on this week's episode of the Smoke Show.
October 8, 2020
S01E05 - The New Kids On The Block
It’s almost game day for the Trail Smoke Eaters, as they prepare to play expansion side the Cranbrook Bucks on Saturday October 3rd. Ben Phillips and Rob Squires take you through the latest team news and set you up for this weekend’s exhibition game. They also talk with co-owner and team president of the Bucks Nathan Lieuwen about what goes into building an expansion team as hockey returns to Cranbrook.
September 30, 2020
S01E04 - Main Camp and BCHL’s Plan B
Ben Phillips and Rob Squires are back again for episode four of the Smoke Show podcast, where they sit in on Smoke Eaters main camp and give you their thoughts. This week’s featured guest is BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb as he answer questions regarding the upcoming season and the BCHL’s “Plan B” scenario. Finally we open the mail bag to wrap up the episode as we answer some of the questions submitted over the past week.
September 21, 2020
S01E03 - The Newcomers
Ben Phillips and Rob Squires talk newcomers on this weeks episode, as they begin to piece together what the 2020/21 Smoke Eaters might look like. They recap a successful ID Camp for the Smoke Eaters as the team prepares for the September 8th start of training camp as well as they discuss some of the trades the team has made this summer. Later in the episode they are joined by Logan Terness and Chase Dafoe to talk last season and their roles as 2nd year players this year.
September 7, 2020
S01E02 - The Upcoming Season
Ben Phillips and Rob Squires are back for episode two of the Smoke Show. They discuss where the BCHL season stands amidst a global pandemic and how that might look. They discuss start dates, training camp and the potential exhibition games in the fall. Later in the episode new bench boss and general manager Tim Fragle joins to the show to talk Smoke Eaters ID camp and how he sees the team shaping up.    
August 24, 2020
S01E01 - The Intro
It’s episode one of The Smoke Show as host Ben Phillips and co-host Rob Squires discuss the 2019/2020 season that was. Later in the show they are joined by University of Michigan commit and last season’s captain Philippe Lapointe as they recap his unique season in Trail and his upcoming season in the NCAA
August 9, 2020
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