The Smoke Show
By Trail Smoke Eaters
The Smoke ShowMar 31, 2023
S03E12 - Fear The Underdog ft. Brady Hunter
Playoff Preview! The Smoke Show Podcast is back as Ben and Rob get you set for the BCHL Playoffs. The regular season is in the books and it's a new season as the Smoke Eaters have to embrace the roll of the Underdog as they head to Penticton to battle the Vees for the second year in a row. This episode we're joined by Smoke Eaters assistant captain and 20-year-old forward Brady Hunter, he talks about the teams preparation going into the playoffs and his journey through junior hockey!
S03E11 - The Stretch Drive To The BCHL Playoffs With Connor Seeley
The Smoke Show Podcast is back just in time for the final month of the BCHL regular season, as Ben Phillips and Rob Squires return to talk about what the Smoke Eaters need to do in this final month if they are to avoid the Vees in the first round. They're joined by rookie extraordinaire Connor Seeley who doesn't hold back when it comes to poking fun at his teammates and the broadcaster. All that an much more on this episode of the Smoke Show Podcast, powered by Castlegar Kia
S03E10 - East Meets West In Battle Of the Kootenays
Powered by Castlegar Kia, The Smoke Show Podcast returns for another episode to recap a weekend split by the Smoke Eaters, who get back in the win column thanks to a 6-3 win over the Spruce Kings. It now sets up a final home and home series with the Cranbrook Bucks, who sit second in the Interior Conference. As part of the lead up to the game we're joined by Bucks Network contributor a member of the Cranbrook Bucks podcast, Chris Keck to talk the Kootenay rivalry and the expectation going into this weekend. All that and more on the latest episode of the Smoke Show Podcast!
S03E09 - The All-Star Break And Keegan Maddocks
S03E08 - The Curse of the Buck & January on the Road
The Smoke Show Podcast is back to kick off 2023 as the Smoke Eaters begin their stretch drive towards the post season. Coming off back to back defeats against the Bucks, the Smoke Eaters hit the road to take on the Warriors and Rivermen this weekend. This week they are joined by Adam Parsons who's preparing for a hometown game on Saturday night, as he reflects on his impressive play through the first half of the season.
S03E07 - Dashing Through December With Evan Bushy
The Smoke Show Podcast is back with Ben Phillips and Rob Squires who discuss the Smoke Eaters four game win streak into December and look to end out 2022 on a high. This week captain Evan Bushy joins the show to give us an inside look to the locker room and who is the TSE grinch. All that and and more on this episode of the Smoke Show Podcast, powered by Castlegar Kia.
S03E06 - College Commitments and a Four Game Mini Series Against Wenatchee
The Smoke Show Podcast, powered by Castlegar Kia is back! Ben Phillips and Rob Squires discuss a rollercoaster of results for the Smoke Eaters amidst there five game homestand. Now they look ahead to a crucial four game mini series against the Wenatchee Wild, a run of games that come the end of the season, could have playoff implications! This week we sit down with Nicholas Remissong to talk his recent College Commitment, his BCHL All-Star Nomination and his adjustment to playing in Trail. All that and more on this week's episode!
S03E05 - Goaltenders and Road Trips with Alumnus Logan Terness
The Smoke Show Podcast powered by Castlegar Kia is back for another episode and feature player interview! Ben Phillips and Rob Squires breakdown a weekend split as the Smoke Eaters took care of business on Friday night at home against Merritt but left Penticton the following night on the back of a 9-3 defeat. The Smoke Eaters goaltending situation took a hit last week as well with veteran goaltender Cole Tisdale being added to the 30-day Injury List. That allowed room for Keegan Maddocks to join the team. Maddocks and Kendrick will be tasked with manning the net for the foreseeable future as the Smoke Eaters embark on a three game road trip to Vancouver Island this weekend. We also catch up with another goaltender in Smoke Eaters Alumnus Logan Terness who is off to a incredible start with the University of Connecticut playing NCAA Division 1 hockey.
S03E04 - Through 10 games and the BCHL Showcase
Through ten games and the BCHL Showcase, Ben Phillips and Rob Squires are joined by Jordan Hendry to discuss the Smoke Eaters start to the season and there expectations going into this weekend! All that and more on this episode of the Smoke Show Podcast, powered by Castlegar Kia!
S03E03 - Holding Down the Fort With Ethan Willoughby & Sean Zears
We're two week's into the BCHL season and the Smoke Show Podcast is back to recap on the opening of the BCHL season and take a look ahead to the Smoke Eaters upcoming four game homestand. This week a long requested guest in assistant captain Ethan Willoughby joins Ben and Rob to talk us through the start of the season from a players perspective. Then to tee up this Friday's game, current voice of the Wild Sean Zears joins us to talk all things Wild, share some amazing hockey stories and remember Arch Ecker. All that and more on this week's episode of the Smoke Show Podcast
S03E02 - Preseason Wrap & The New Season ft. Ethan Warrener & Rich Murphy
Just in time for the new season! Join Ben and Rob as they recap the preseason and look ahead to Friday's season opener. Join us for a few laughs with Ethan Warrener and take a deep dive into the behind the scenes of owning a Junior Hockey team and the trials and tribulations of the last few years with Smoke Eaters owner Rich Murphy! All that and so much more on our 2022/23 season Preview episode of the Smoke Show Podcast, powered by Castlegar Kia!
S03E01 - Main Camp and a New Season on the Horizon
We're back for a new season of the Smoke Show Podcast, powered by Castlegar Kia as Ben and Rob recap main camp and the official start to the 2022-23 BCHL season. This week they are joined by two members of the Smoke Eaters staff in Dallas Calvin and Ty Rimmer who give their thoughts about camp and the team going into this weekend. All that and more on this episode of the Smoke Show podcast!
S02E11 - Ozar, The World Juniors And A New Season on the Horizon
S02E10 - Summer Check In With Cole Tisdale and Brody Juck
The Smoke Show podcast returns with a summer check in! Ben Phillips and Rob Squires review a few more of the Smoke Eaters offseason commitments with Adam Marshall and Jack Kurrle the latest to commit to the Smoke Eaters for the upcoming year. They are then joined by netminder Cole Tisdale who is gearing up for his return to Trail for the upcoming season. He talks about battling through the injuries that plagued him this past season, and the adjustments he's working on to be ready for September 23rd's season opener in Penticton. Ben and Rob then chat with Brody Juck who's an incoming defenceman and he got his fair share of games played this past season. We wrap up the episode with some Alumni news and looking ahead to the fall.
S02E09 - Roster News with a Local Flare
S02E08 - Goodbyes and Welcome Backs
The Smoke Show podcast returns for a season wrap and a summer look ahead. Rob Squires makes his long awaited return to the show as Ben and Rob discuss the post season series against Penticton while looking ahead to what's next for the Smoke Eaters. They're joined by Smoke Eater captain and now alumni Coalson Wolford to get his thoughts on the year and the post season. We wrap up the episode with a special goodbye and thank you from the twenty year old players. All that and more on episode eight of the Smoke Show Podcast, powered by Castlegar Kia.
S02E07 - Playoffs Baby
It's time for Playoffs! Ben Phillips returns for an exciting episode ahead of the 2022 post season. On this episode Ben is joined by two different guests with the Voice of the Vees Trevor Miller joining to show to help set up the first round matchup against the Vees. Then on the second half of the episode Smoke Eater trainer Joseph De Marco sits in on the show to talk about his first year in trail, the lengthy list of injuries he's had to deal with and his side job where he doubles as the Smoke Eaters mascot Staxs. All that and more on episode 7 of the Smoke Show Podcast, powered by Castlegar Kia
S02E06 - The Stretch Drive and The Road To 200
The Smoke Show is back as Ben Phillips recaps a tough month of February for the Smoke Eaters who continue to battle injuries into the final month of the season. Now with nine games left it's all about details and habits for the Smoke Eaters as they get set for the post season. This episodes guest in Corey Cunningham who joins the show to talk 200th BCHL game, how he got there and what's ahead. The Smoke Show podcast is proudly sponsored by Castlegar Kia
S02E05 - Tim Fragle and the BCHL Trade Deadline
The Smoke Show Podcast returns for the first time in 2022 to bring you an exclusive look inside the BCHL Trade Deadline from the Smoke Eaters Head Coach and General Manager Tim Fragle. Host Ben Phillips and Tim discuss some of the moves the Smoke Eaters made during a Covid-19 pause and the teams worse stretch of games so far. They bounced back as predicted against West Kelowna, but their is still work to do for this side as they look to work their way up the Interior Conference standings.
S02E04 - Inside the Mind of a Goaltender
Ben Phillips returns with a new episode of the Smoke Show podcast, powered by Castlegar Kia, just in time for the holiday's! This time around Ben takes a look at the past six games where the Smoke Eaters go 3W-3L. The team now faces the Cranbrook Bucks for a home and home series before the Christmas break. They'll return from that break with another double header against the Bucks and then a very busy second half of the season. This episodes special guest is Smoke Eater netminder Evan Fradette who joins the show to talk about his move to the BCHL, superstitions of a netminder and new gear! All that and more on episode four of the Smoke Show!
S02E03 - Climbing the BCHL Ladder
The Smoke Show Podcast, Powered by Castlegar Kia returns to recap the last handful of games as the Smoke Eaters continue to improve game after game, working up to 7-3-0 in their last ten. Ahead of Friday's game with the West Kelowna Warriors, Ben Phillips sits down with Teddy Lagerback to discuss his journey to Trail and his adjustment to the BCHL. All that and more on this episode of the Smoke Show Podcast!
S02E02 - Barton 2.0
The Smoke Show returns with a new episode to get you set for a busy month of Smoke Eater hockey. This time around we recap the opening 9 games and the month of October as the Smoke Eaters find themselves two game above .500 and in the midst of a three game win streak. The challenge to keep that streak alive will get tested when they head to Prince George for two games November 5th & 6th. Joining to show to talk about the start to the season is Joel Barton, who is the second Barton to play for the Smoke Eaters in recent years. We talk everything from his first BCHL fight, goal and game to off ice activities and road trip habits. All that and more on this episode of the Smoke Show Podcast, powered by Castlegar Kia.
S02E01 - Welcome Back Fans
The Smoke Show podcast is back just in time for the start of the BCHL season. A lot has happened since we last talked including a handful of preseason games and the return of fans to Cominco. Ben Phillips takes you through a busy preseason schedule as well as a exclusive interview postgame from Natalie Spooner of Canada's National Women's team as well as alumnus Micheal Colella. All that and more on this week's episode!
S01E19 - Season Review With Tim Fragle
With the BCHL Season in the books Ben and Rob sit down with Head Coach and General Manager Tim Fragle to discuss the unique challenges this season brought, from Roster adjustments, extended practices and life in the Penticton Pod. We also ask him your questions about the challenges the team faced this season and how the road ahead looks for this team.
S01E18 - The Road Home
With the BCHL season winding down, Ben Phillips and Rob Squires discuss the latest set of games, the future of the Kootenay rivalry, the positive road ahead for the Cranbrook Bucks and the final three games before the team comes home. This week they are joined by Brady Hunter to talk about his move from the East Coast and his time so far in Trail. All that and more on this week's episode!
S01E17 - The First Ten, The Last Ten and The Future
The boys are back with another jam packed episode as Ben Phillips and Rob Squires take you through the last four Smoke Eaters games including a big win over the Penticton Vees. The Smoke Eaters have hit the half way point of the pod season, so where do they stand? How do the final ten games look and what do all these games mean for the future of this team. This week we're joined by Quinn Disher to talk all things Smoke Eaters, including his hot start to the season.
S01E16 - Recruitment and How to Beat Penticton
Ben and Rob sit down this week to discuss what was a busy week for the Smoke Eaters in Penticton going 2W-2L over the week. They break down the games and look ahead to what's coming up for the Smokies this week. We also chat with assistant coach Jeff Urekar who makes his podcast debut to give us an inside look into player recruitment and development. All that and more on this weeks episode!
S01E15 - The Opening Weekend of the Pod
The Smoke Show podcast is back with a brand new episode following the opening weekend of the BCHL season. While it may have not gone the Smoke Eaters way, Ben Phillips and Rob Squires still have plenty to discuss about the results, while looking forward to a busy week ahead! This week standout forward Noah Wakeford joins us from his hotel room in Pentiction following a 3 point performance on Sunday.
S01E14 - The Return of the BCHL ft. Chase Dafoe
With the 2020/21 BCHL Season just days away, Ben Phillips and Rob Squires are back on the Smoke Show Podcast to get you set for everything you need to know as the team heads to the Penticton Pod. The duo talk schedule, roster additions and makeup as well as what to expect over the next five weeks. They're also joined by Smoke Eaters forward Chase Dafoe who shares an interesting piece of news prior to puck drop on Friday night in Penticton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.