Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Party Recap

25 skaters and 2 goalies played at our bring a buddy skate. Its was a great game! There were 20 Smokettes at the Christmas party, fun was had by all. Ann had Murray last year, and Holly was the lucky recipient this year. Thanks Ally G for hosting this years party!

Merry Christmas to all Smokettes far and wide. Have a safe and Happy Holiday.

See you all in 2011!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Potluck or Pizza

It was decided at practice on Thursday that it would be easier to order pizza rather then try and get an appetizer together after hockey.  So bring some cash to throw in the pot when we order PIZZA! If you had something in mind that you still wanted to bring that would be fine to.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Skate - December 18th

To Smokettes and Friends,

   This Saturday is our annual Christmas skate and party.  At this time of year, we can reflect on the good fortune we all enjoy, surrounded by good friends, family, and loved ones.  Not everyone in our community is as lucky.

   As part of the Smokettes tradition of giving back to our community, this year we are supporting the Rossland Food Hamper program.  I would ask each of you ( and your buddies ) to bring a non-perishable food item to Saturday's ice time to help support this program.  Any donation, no matter the size, can make a difference to someone who needs it.  The Smokettes will also be making a financial contribution to the Christmas Hamper program.

   Congratulations to all the Smokettes who work together as a team to make it possible for us to make a positive difference in our community.  As always, I am proud to be associated with such an amazing group of women.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and all your loved ones,


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thorman Drillers 3rd Annual Ladies Hockey Tourney

Hi Ladies – we are just getting things sorted out for our annual Spring tourney and need to know if your team is interested in playing.  The dates are March 25-27th, 2011.

We are hoping to have 6 teams this year so if your team is interested please let me know within the next few weeks – preferably before Christmas.
The tournament fee is $750.00 per team – please send your team cheques by January 15th, 2011 to:

Nelson Women’s Hockey
c/o Theresa Montpellier
2206 Silver King Rd.
Nelson, BC  V1L 1C9

We need to book our ice time and don’t want to keep everyone waiting as ice is limited.

Hope to hear from you soon.
Theresa Montpellier
Thorman Drillers

Friday, December 3, 2010

Smokettes with Chicks

Sorry everyone but it looks like the Calendar is all messed up. The Saturday Ice time is still on at 11:30am vs the Nelson Drillers.

And on Sunday we are playing a joint scrimmage with the Chicks at 6:15pm on the Big Ice in Trail.

I am working on getting the Calendar fixed up. All the weeks are correct, and if you click on the entry all the info is correct but it is physically on the wrong day on the calendar.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christams Party Confirmation

The Christmas Party is to be held on December 18th after our ice time at Ali G's house (walkable from the rink). It is to be potluck style with the usual gift exchange.

See you there.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Party - Tentative

Tentative Date for Christmas Party has been set:
Saturday December 18th after our ice time in Rossland at 6:30pm.
Let's invite all ex Smokettes to the ice time, spread the word.
Location yet to be determined.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Next Few Irregular Ice Times

The next few not so regular Ice times in Summary:

This Wed Nov 24th 8:45 with Buds Cominco Big Ice
Sat. Nov 27 has now been changed to BRING A BUDDY instead of Blue Liners
Sunday Dec 5th 6:15-7:30 PM with Chicks  Cominco big Ice

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010


A new page with the history of Women's hockey in the area has been added. Check it out!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

vs Nelson Drillers

A great turnout for our game against the Drillers. We started off strong holding our own. But they wore us down bit by bit and we lost 5-0 in the end. It was a good game, we just need to learn how to score goals!

Next game Wednesday November 17th, 8pm vs the Hooches at the Rossland Arena.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Kaslo Tournament Game Times

An update for those going to Kaslo. The game times are:
Saturday 11:10 am
Saturday 4:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm

Good Luck!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

With the Hooches

A very well attended game by both the Smokettes and the Hooches, good work everyone. Here are a few photos of the game:

Next ice time: Saturday November 13th, Trail, Big Ice vs the Nelson Drillers

The Chix's are Looking for Players

The Chix (aka chicks with sticks, Kootenay Kougars, Kootenay Stars and whatever other name you heard us called by) have a game against the Nelson Blueliners Friday Nov. 12th 8:15 - 9:30pm on the big ice in Trail. We have a few open spots for anyone that would like to join us. Cost $15. Please feel free to pass this on to anyone you think would be interested. They can reply to me at 

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Week in the Hockey Life of a Smokette

Our next few games:

Tonight Saturday Nov 6th 6:30 pm- 8:00pm ROSSLAND  (Hooches)
No Ice - Thursday Nov 11th NO ICE (Remembrance Day)
Saturday November 13th 11:30-12:45 Big Ice vs Nelson Drillers 
* Our Thursday ice is now 15 minutes longer till 8:00-9:15

Updated tournament signed up list:

Kaslo - Nov 20th weekend
Goalie: Hailey
Skaters: Tracy, Carolyn, Anne, Holly, Emma, Monique, Janice, Michelle, Natalie, Sandy, Danielle, Shannon, Marnie, Tracey B, 

Grand Forks - Nov 27th weekend
Goalie: Tracey Billett
Skaters: Kathleen, Holly, Emma, Jen, Carolyn, Michelle, Amy, Tracy, Angilina, Jen B.,


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday's Ice Times Until 9:15pm

Seeing that the ice time is available on Thursday, we have lengthen our ice times until 9:15pm.

Come ready to play, and play hard tonight.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November 11th, No Hockey

An update to the schedule:

No hockey on Thursday November 11th as it is Remembrance Day.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tournament Update

This is who have signed up for the following tournaments, if you are not on the list and you want to come please let me know, if your on the list and can no longer go please let me know. 

Kaslo: Nov 2oth weekend
Goalie: Hailey 
Skaters: Tracy, Carolyn, Anne, Holly, Emma, Monique, Janice, Michelle, Natalie, Shannon, Marnie, Tracey B. 
Grandforks: Nov 27th weekend        
Goalie: ???
Skaters: Kathleen, Holly, Emma, Jen, Carolyn, Michelle, Amy, Tracy, Girl from Nelson  Any other Smokettes interested !!! 
At this point the team formerly known as the Chicks have NOT committed to join us to play in the tournament, so come on Smokettes sign up!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Game with the team formerly known as the Chicks

Unfortuantely I was unable to attend this mixed ice time so don't have much to say but I did hear that the mixed teams ended up quite even, lots of skaters and the goalies were on fire!

Next practice: Thursday regular time.

Friday, October 29, 2010

River Rats

A great game was had on the big ice by the Smokettes. Too bad only three River Rats and a goalie came out on such a great ice time. I think the Smokettes had more cheering fans this game than we have ever had. The game started getting intense in the 3rd period and people were coming in the doors in droves to watch. We felt like superstars.

Next Game: Tomorrow with the Chicks

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Game On

It was a fast paced game between the Blakettes and the Whikettes; seventeen skaters in all. The Whikettes started out strong scoring many times on the fearless black mat. But the black mat pulled up it's socks in the third period and the Blakettes came back to make it a great game. The fans in the crowd were in awe of the white legs of the one who usually wears black pants and the Blakette who was showing a little skin (or jerseyless).

Don't miss the next game tomorrow night with the River Rats at 5:15pm at the Cominco Arena.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Grand Forks Tournament Mix-up

I have 3 Smokettes skaters confirmed that they are going to the Grandforks tournament Kathleen, Holly and myself, and SEVERAL maybe's. We have to confirm that we are sending a team and send a check for $750 this Friday. Apparently the Kougars now have a team in this tournament as well ???? a mix up with a couple of organizers that didn't realize there were 2 Trail teams and one person said yes to us and one person said yes to the Kougars who just said they were a Trail team. I was told by Grandforks that there are a couple of Nakusp girls interested and possibly a couple of Nelson girls, I'm emailling them. The teams are the Black Betties who are at about the same level as us, Midway who has a 71 year old on their team are beginners and are a ton of fun, and a new Okanogan team that is a beginner team. So all you maybe's need to decide yes or no. If your not Kathleen, Holly or Tracy email me before this Thursday Oct 28th and let me know that you are coming. I will let Ann know Thursday night if we have enough players and a goalie to register our team.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Smokettes Webpage Here We Go!

Hello Smokettes,

We have decided to start an online calendar and information webpage so that all information regarding the Smokettes will be here online that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere. If you have any questions, pictures to be added or comments of things you would like to see here please e-mail

This is a work in progress so please be patient.

Cheers, Beers, Brassieres!!