Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Corcoran to St. Scholastica, Kellen's No Hitter

I want to congratulate four year Smoke Eater Brett Corcoran on his recent commitment to St. Scholastica. Corcoran scored 77 goals and had 77 assists over his BCHL career. He spent 3 years with Trail before asking to play close to home for his final season. As a result he got dealt to Cowichan and eventually Surrey, but Corcs never felt at home until he was returned to the Smokies at the trade deadline. Brett finished his BCHL career where he belonged... in the orange and black. I'm really glad to hear that he's getting a lot of his education paid for as a result of all his hard work and dedication. I'm sure he'll be a big part of the Saints roster. Congrats Brett!

Here's an interview I did with Corcoran on Mountain FM's Overtime:

Corcoran on going to St. Scholastica

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You knew Connor Jones and Kellen Jones were excellent hockey players. The Montrose natives proved it by being Vernon's best players as they won the Royal Bank Cup this past season. Did you also know that they were top tier baseball players? If they didn't get hockey scholarships to Quinnipiac they could just as easily get them to play ball. Just to give you an idea, Kellen threw a no hitter on Friday against Coeur D'Alene in North Idaho American Legion Baseball action. His team needed the win to secure second place and Kellen deliverd under huge pressure. Connor was the catcher and scored the winning run of the game in extra innings. Kellen is the Trail Jays team leader in wins (tied with Connor), ERA, batting average and home runs. Connor is the spark plug of the offence and has almost identical pitching numbers. They are the key cogs for a team that Coeur D'Alene's manager called the best in their league. Check out the team stats here.

Connor, Kellen and the Jays start their district playoffs tomorrow. If they beat Cranbrook in their opener they'll guarantee themselves a spot in the state tournament. It's their final season with the Jays and their last chance to bring a state title back home to the Kootenays. Smokies fans don't usually cheer for the Jones Twins but I'm sure they'll be rooting for them, Manager Nick Schuerman, President Ed Ferraro (Ray's brother) and the whole Jays roster as they try and win one for Trail.

If you want to follow the Jays on their run to state keep it locked to Mountain FM. We also had announced another Smokies commitment on Mountain FM's sports casts and Overtime today. We'll have that scoop for you tomorrow as the Smoke Eaters have gone California dreaming again.

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