The first-ever BCHL affliliate draft is in the books, and the Smokies didn't stray far from home with their two selections.
Trail took Fruitvale's Mitch Foyle with the 8th overall pick. The forward led Rossland-Trail's bantam rep squad in scoring last season and now skates for the major midget Kootenay Ice.
Trail's second-round pick, 24th overall, was Cranbrook's Jeff Rayman. He is a defenceman with the midget Cranbrook Ice.
Both Foyle and Rayman can be called up for up to five games this season.
For the full list of draftees, click here.
Audio Vault: A couple bits for your listening pleasure from the weekend that was:
I chatted with Travis St. Denis of the Penticton Vees following the game Saturday night, to listen, click here.
The new voice of the Nelson Leafs, Adam Kamara who is interning at 103.5 the Bridge, spoke with newly-returned Leaf defenseman Jon Petrash, for his thoughts on being back in green and black, click here.
KIJHL Tonight: The only game on the local docket is a good one, Beaver Valley visits Nelson in a battle of two streaking teams (7:00, NDCC). Nelson has won five straight games, while the Hawks boast the leagues top three scorers (Chris Derochie, Ryan Edwards and Craig Martin) and have snagged victories in five of their first six games. Hope to see you there tonight!