The Smoke Eaters have announced that the team will play four preseason games in preparation of the 2022/23 BCHL Season.
With Smoke Eaters main camp set to open on Friday, Sept. 2, the team will jump right into game action the following week with a trip south of the border to play the Wenatchee Wild. The Wild will host the Smoke Eaters for back to back games on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. and again the following day on Saturday with a 4 p.m. puck drop.
The Smoke Eaters will then return home for one game against the Cranbrook Bucks as the two sides renew the East vs West Kootenay Rivalry. The Smoke Eaters host the Bucks on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. with Smoke Eaters Alumni in attendance for the weekend. The Smoke Eaters will wrap up their preseason tour in Cranbrook the following night with a 6 p.m. start time from Western Financial Place.
The regular season then begins on Friday, Sept. 23 in Penticton against the Vees. The Smoke Eaters home opener is Friday, Sept. 30.
Friday, Sept. 9 at Wenatchee (7 p.m.)
Saturday, Sept. 10 at Wenatchee (4 p.m.)
Friday, Sept. 16 vs Cranbrook (7 p.m.) *Alumni Night
Saturday, Sept.17 at Cranbrook (6 p.m.)
For a full breakdown of the Smoke Eaters 2022/23 schedule CLICK HERE or head to BCHL.ca/schedule. All games will be broadcasted on HockeyTV and on the Smoke Eaters Mixlr feed.
Tickets for the preseason will go on sale September 1st. Fans can still book their seat for the upcoming season by going to tickets.trailsmokeeaters.com