Friday, July 24, 2009

Life and Death

(The 1939 Trail Smoke Eaters)

First I want to wish both former Smokies Grant Rollheiser and Kevin Limbert a Happy Birthday today. It's hard to imagine two better examples of what a Smoke Eater can achieve than the Maple Leaf draft pick who won a national championship with BU last year and the former Captain who is making a big impact at Yale. I join all Smokies fans in wishing them both the best in the upcomming year.

With milestones in life we also talk of milestones in death... the celebration of the life of a member of the 1939 World Champion Senior Smokies. Click here for the article on Jimmy Haight from the Trail Rossland News. You should also pick up yesterday's Trail Times for a nice piece on Haight. The celebration of Jimmy's life will be held tomorrow at 12:30pm at the Cominco Gym. I wish I could be there. Instead I'll be part of the broadcast team for a big charity game happening in Penticton. Get more details over at Ryan Pinder's Vees Blog. It's a heck of a line-up (including former Smoke Eaters Coach Tom Renney) and any local hockey fan should seriously consider making a day of attending Jimmy's celebration then jumping in the car and and heading to Penticton for this game. Who said hockey season was over?


The Trail Jays won the first game of the North Idaho American Legion Baseball district playoffs yesterday. Connor Jones got the win as the Jays beat Cranbrook 11-5. The win guarantees Trail a spot in the state tournament. Stay tuned to Mountain FM for more updates on the Jays and other local ball.

I promised news of a new Smoke Eater and I intend to get to that later today.

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