Monday, December 8, 2014

Hockey Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Once again we have hockey three times this week:

Wednesday Decemeber 10th in Rossland at 8pm with the Hooches
Thursday December 11th in Trail - Small ice at 7pm
Saturday December 13th in Trail - Big Ice see below note from Janice:

On Saturday, Dec 13th, we have a coaching clinic booked and confirmed with Rob Wright.  The Smokettes have the Red Floor Room at Cominco Arena booked from 10am to 11am for the Chalk Talk, and then on ice from 11:30 to 12:45.  Rob is always super fun, and everyone will come away with something new for their game, no matter what your current skill level is!

We also have received a thank you from Marylynn Rakuson who runs the Food Bank that we donate to. I can't figure out how to get a PDF on the webpage, e-mail me if you want the whole letter.

See you this week.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Three Ice Times Dec 4th, 5th and 6th

If you do not have these on your calendar please rest up to get prepared to play hockey at the end of this week.

Thursday December 4th @ 7:00 pm regular scrimmage in Trail on the small ice.
Friday December 5th @ 9pm in Nelson, our last ice time in Nelson playing the Drillers
Saturday Decemeber 6th @ 7:30pm in Rossland

Team Member Notes:
Corrine: I am missing a few wigs from our tournament last year. I think you know who you are... Jodi do you have one that Wendy borrowed? Bring to Grand Forks this weekend or one of our hockey practices down the road. Thanks, Corrine
Sue Deane: Does anyone have my twister?

If anyone wants anything sent out to the team please write up the e-mail and send it to and it will be distributed.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Donation to Carol Update

On a beautiful summer day in June 2013, Carol Enns experienced devastating injuries in a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver north of Colville, WA.

Carol was a long time member of the Smokette's Women's hockey team, and living the physically active life that so many of us enjoy in the Kootenays.

In February 2014, the Smokette's held their annual Rossland Round-Up Charitable Hockey tournament.  To support our teammate, the Smokette's focused on Carol as our main recipient of charitable funds from the tournament.

On October 30th, 2014, the Smokette's were honoured to present Carol with a cheque for $4426.00.  The Smokette's would like to thank their direct sponsors, Teck Metals, Nelson & District Credit Union, and Kootenay Savings Credit Union, along with all the local businesses in Rossland and Trail who provided donations for door prizes and raffles, and helped the Smokette's make a difference in our community again this year.

Ali, Kari and Carol

Kari and Carol

2014/2015 Smokettes with Carol

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Smokette Christmas Party - Dec 20th

It has been decided that our Christmas Party will be on Dec 20th after our Rossland ice time. We are working on cancelling the Cougars that day and looking into renting the lounge for afterwards. More details to follow as decision are made.

Former Smokettes are welcome to this ice so please spread the word.

Smokettes Saturday Nov 29th Ice With Wildcats and Bring a Female Buddy

Please add to your schedule for Saturday November 29th (for those of you not in Grand Forks) that we are having the Wildcats on our ice. Female buddies are welcome.

Please add your name (and your buddies) to the attendance scheduler:

See you Saturday,

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Playing in Nelson this Friday night! 9pm

Hey ladies we are slated to play Nelson Drillers in the old civic arena this Friday night from 9-10pm, so hopefully we fill a few cars and head over... maybe some dinner in Nelson before??
Also please add Friday Dec 5th 9-10 pm in Nelson as the schedule was handed out before these games were confirmed. I picked those dates because we don't have any ice those following Saturdays. (just happened to be the old rink ice times... oh well)
Nelson Drillers will be coming to our ice Nov.22.(they might not have too many, but will keep you posted)
Cheers, Beers, Brazieres !!

If you did not get the Doodle link please e-mail and I will send it to you.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Smokette Jersey Deposit or Purchase Information

Hello, Smokettes!

It was decided at the AGM that we need to address the inventory of our jerseys and perhaps purchase more if need be.
It was also decided that we hold a $100 jersey deposit from each player until the jerseys are returned at the end of the season (see AGM minutes posted on the Smokettes website). 
Of course, if you would like to purchase your set of jerseys, you need only pay $100 and they’re yours!

Carolyn will be collecting either $100 cash, or a $100 cheque (post-dated to April 15, 2015) from each player at our practices in the coming weeks.
The money/cheques will be returned at the end of the season when you turn your jerseys in – it’s that easy!

Also, there was mention of Smokette socks (these look especially nice in team photos, and when we play tournaments). Black socks with a thick white stripe (bordered by narrow red stripes) are available at Gericks in Trail.

The sooner we can collect the deposits and straighten out the jersey inventory, the better!

Thank you!!

Sicamous and Calgary Invites

We have received two invitations: Sicamous and Calgary. If you are keen and think you can get enough people to go please start organizing.

Sicamous - April 3rd to April 5th

Good Morning from beautiful Sicamous

Hockey season has started and we are in the planning stages of our Annual Easter Hockey Tournament. This tournament has been taking place since 2001. 

We are trying very hard this year to reintroduce a ladies division back into the tournament. 

Should you have any questions please contact myself.

Here’s to a great hockey season. We hope your team will consider our tournament. 

Jamie Sherlock
Sicamous & District Visitor Centre Coordinator

Calgary - April 10th to April 12th

Hi Ladies:
Here is a Tournament Invitation for our 2015 Spring Event.
Please note that we have deleted the Masters Division and added another
Recreational Division.
We are now over half sold out.
We are also on facebook.
Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you and have a great season.
Marg Holman
Calgary Women's Spring Hockey Tournament

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Saturday Ice and Kaslo Tournament Update

A few updates:

1) Our ice on Saturday is not longer skills training with Rob, he is unable to attend. When it is decided what is happening the calendar will be updated.

2)Kaslo Tournament Update from Tracy
Kaslo Tournament
Saturday November 22
Sunday November 23
Includes Game T shirt
$7 spagetti dinner ( vegi and gluten free option) at Legion. we can use this to have a raffle like last year to raise some funds for Carol Enns which was very successful
This will be our 3 rd year ( under new organizers)  if we go this year we get into the tournament next year for FREE!!  We miss we loose out.
Large room booked at Kaslo Motel.
Need to know commitment by Thursday Nov 9th after practice I won t be there so please email tmac05 at or call 364-three nine two three

Friday, October 31, 2014

Scrimmage With Cougars

Sorry that this is last minute but our game tomorrow against the Cougars has been downgraded to a mixed scrimmage with them, the Cougars do no think they will be able to field enough players so the more Smokettes that come the merrier.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the doodle poll, I thought it went well.

See you tomorrow,

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Smokettes 2014/2015 AGM Minutes

2014 -2015 Smokette's Annual General Meeting Minutes

The meeting was commenced at 7pm.  In attendance were:

Janice Nightingale Ann Jenkin
Holly Jenkin Bridget Kevill
Emma Haskins Krystan Grunerud
Barb Robertson Sue Wrigley
Kathleen Kandborg Christine Venus
April Hahn Anna Hogarth
Eva McKenzie

We opened the proceding with a review of the Smokettes Mission statement, which is to encourage fun,recreational, inclusive hockey to all women intersted in joining the team, and to provide financial and physical support throughout the community to those less fortunate than ourselves.

2014-2015 Tournament Schedule - Tournament are first to pay, gets a spot.  No previous experience is nessesary.  If you are interested, please contact the coordinator for your tournament,

October 24th,25th qnd 26th  Creston B.C  Coordinator – Barb Robertson
November 21st, 22nd and 23rd Kaslo B.C Coordinator – Tracy McCallum / Kari Kuznecov
November 28th, 29th and 30th Grand Forks B.C – Holly Jenkin
February 20, 21st and 22nd Annual Smokette's Round Up , Rossland B.C - TBA

Vote for Executive:  All Executive members have been nominated, and had their nomination carried by the members present at the AGM.

     Captain– The Captain of the team runs the team on the ice.   The Captain partners players up to create lines, and discusses protocol with the officials.  Captains need to have an understanding of game strategy and rules.  Assistant Captains  provide the same position as the captain,  if for some reason she is unable to.

Captain -Holly Jenkin 
Assistant Captains – Krystan Grunerud and Barb Robertson

     The Treasurer maintains the Smokette's banking account, ensures and documents the payment of Team fees, pays tournament fees on behalf of the team, provides information on the revenues and expenditures to allow the executive to make decisions that benefit the financial health of the team.

  Treasurer –  Ann Jenkin and Bridget Kivell

Travel tournament Coordinators recruit players for our away tournaments, collect fees, arrange accomodation and liase with the organizers of the tournaments to arrange playing schedules.  

Travel Tournaments Coordinators- Barb Robertson (Creston), Kari Kuznecov and Tracy McCallum (Kaslo ), Holly Jenkin (Grand Forks )  Smokette Round up – TBA.

     The Smokette's game scheduler contacts other teams in the area to arrange games on our ice times, and on other teams ice times,  She also arranges dates for Coaching and skills clinics.

Scheduler – Kari Kuznecov

Beverage Coordinator arranges the presence of ice cold beverages at a reasonable cost are available after every skate.  If you have particualr requests, please have a word with  her.  
Beverage Coordinator –  Barb Robertson

Webmaster and Communications coordinator posts all relavent schedules on our team website,, and sends out any special reminder or pertainent e-mails through the address.  
Web Master - Divana Whitley

     Smokette's Tournament Coordinator oversees the overall progress and requirements for the Annual Smokettes Round up.  This includes recruiting and developing a tournament committee to manage the major logistical items, as per the Smokette's Rossland Round Up MOP. ( Manual of Operating Procedures )

Smokette's Tournament Coordinator – Janice Nightingale

     Charitable Giving Team reviews and presents any community charitalbe giving opportunities for the team, coordinating with the treasurer and other executive of team members.  They also facilitate media and community recognition for the charitable work the team does.

Charitable Giving Team - Kathleen Kandborg, Bridgit Kivell and Janicce Nightingale
Uniform and Equipment Manager   maintains an inventory of jerseys for the team and dispenses sets to current players every year.  Also collects and remits jersey deposits to players.  The team owns a set of goalie equipment which the manager also makes availalbe when required.

Uniform and Equipment Manager – Carolyn Amatea

Once the Executive was formed, with the input of attending team members, we came to a consensus for a number of different things.
  1. Financial report and Commitments
The team received a financial report from the Treasurer, and we are currently well funded.  There was some discussion of how much of a buffer to retain in our account to cover running and unexpected expenses.  It was passed that the team would retain approximately one years ice fees and insurance as a reserve.  So our numbers are:

Current Bank Balance October 2014 $14400.00

Profit generated by 2014 Tournament $4953.21
Revenue thru direct Donations for Carol $926.00
Previous Donation to Carol $1000.00
Expenses for Ice  2014-2015 season $7000.00

Balance after Expenses and Charitable donations ( see below ) $2974.00

2. Charitable donations  for 2014-2015 Season:

Based on the recommendations of the Treasurer, and after discussion around the table, the charitable donations agreed upon for the 2014-2015 season are:

    Carol Enns- $4426.00 ( $3500 +$926.00 ), in addition to $1000 already donated.
    High School Scholarship-$500
Rotary Interact Youth-$500
     Christmas Hamper-$250
     Food Bank-$250
Other charitable giving opportunities.?  Please bring them to our attention.

3. Coaching and Skills clinics:

2014-2015 Coaching and Skills Clinics

November 8th, 10:30 am with Rob Wright  
December 13th, 10:30am with Cary Fisher
January 10th, 6:30pm  TBA.

Coaching and skills clinics will consist of ½ hour “chalk talk”, followed by 1 ¼ hours of ice time with an emphasis on game related skills.  The clinics are free to current members of the Smokette's.

4. Bring a Buddy Skates:
Bring a buddy skates were seen as being very highly enjoyed by all.  Buddy's play for free.  A mixture of co-ed and women's buddy skates is the concensus.  We ask that participants in bring a buddy skates be 19 yrs and older.  If there is the demand, we will arrange a “family” skate to accommodate younger players.

5. Team communications:
To minimize the number of e-mails filling team member's in boxes, please send any communications to the team through the address.  Divana will moderate the discussion and make sure all relevent information is posted on the team website :
  1. Uniforms
The executive will explore the purchase of another set of jerseys and socks this year, to meet the demand created by increased enrollment, and jersey depletion.  The new jerseys will match the older set as closely as possible, for a seamless look to the Smokette Sisterhood.  To reduce the depletion of jerseys, each team member will pay a cash deposit of $100 at the beginnning of the season, held by the uniform manager, and refunded when their jerseys are returned in the spring.  The figure of $100 was decided by the approximate cost of replacing a set of jerseys.
  1. Goalie Fees
Goalies are an important part of the Smokette's team.  In recognition of the speciality of the position played, and the additional expenses incurred by players to gear up to play goal, the Executive decided that goalies would pay ½ of the regular team fee, and play goal in tournaments for free.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Saturday October 25th is Bring a Buddy

Due to some players being in Creston for the tournament we have opened up Saturday's ice to Bring a Buddy, all females are welcome and males that play well with others. Goalies are required, any volunteers?

The calendar on the website is now updated, a few changes and additions, the most significant is Nov 14th and Dec 5th in Nelson vs the Drillers from 9pm to 10pm. I will send out a reminder when it becomes closer. The Drillers will be at our ice time on Nov 22nd.

Finally I am looking at using an app to organize the people that are going to be attending games to make sure that we do not have too many or to few. I am looking at TeamSnap and BenchApp. Does anyone have any experience with either, pros and cons would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Monday, October 20, 2014

Smokette Hockey on Wednesday in Rossland with Hooches at 8pm

Reminder: Wednesday October 22nd in Rossland, 8pm start. If you are new we do not play against the guys we split the teams half and half. It is really quite a lot of fun.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Smokette's Annual General Meeting

Good Morning Smokettes!

I trust everyone had a good Thanksgiving.  The Smokettes are holding their Annual General Meeting this Wednesday, October 15th, at the Flying Steamshovel, back room.  Meet and greet at 6:30 pm, meeting starts at 7pm.

This is your opportunity to find out what your hockey team does, other than have a lot of fun on the ice.  It's also your opportunity to see if you would like to be more involved with the team, and help us make a difference in our community.

Items I have for the agenda are:
Welcome all new and returning members. Present overview of team philosophy ( are we having fun? ), charitable giving, and schedule highlights ( tournaments ).

Vote for Executive:
Tournament Coordinator
Smokette's Tournament Coordinator
Chairitable Giving Coordinator
Uniform Coordinator

Once we have an Executive, we will need to address:

Charitable donations pending for this year:

Uniforms: We have 3 quotes, we will need to determine how many uniforms we have, and how many we need. And socks.

I hope to see you all there, please forward to anyone I may have missed.


Monday, September 29, 2014

This Thursday at 7PM on the Ice and Some Tourney Info

Just wanted to let you gals know that Grand Forks is hoping to go to Spokane but need players, if there is a car load or two of us to maybe join them. I am unable to go to either Spokane or Creston as I will be away,  but if someone that is interested in either of these wants to take it on and go with then by all means. Creston is 25/26th of October. 
As a team we are committed to the Grand Forks tourney for sure Nov.28-30 and our own Feb. 20-22. And possibly the CATS (i think Jan 30-feb 1)
Nelson Drillers are having a tourney March 27-29th in Nelson.
Other then that if anyone wants to organize our team to go to any other tourneys you will just have to take the reins. 
I would love to see us go to Creston, but I am not around, the creston ladies are a lot of fun and Creston is close. Shelley Livingstone is the contact. stliv at;   $650. 
Read though the following email for some other info.
Chat about it at hockey Thursday, at 7pm

Good morning Kari,
  Checked with the Betty's and Nov 28-30 is the dates for their tournament.  Contact for that is Sarah at  s_unruh80 at   As well,  Sarah is organizing a tourney for's Oct 17-19th and they need players.
  Another tourney Val, wrightv at from Betty's is organizing is the one at Apex ski hill.  It's Jan 15-18th, 2015and they are looking for players as well.  
  At this point I'm just checking my schedule and see what the Smokettes are planning this year to see if I can make a few!!!! 
have a great day and we'll chat soon

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Signup Night

Good Afternoon Smokin-ettes,
The sign-up night for the 2014/2015 Hockey Season will be held on the evening of Saturday September 27th @ contact a Smokette for location. Fees this year are as follows:
(1)    $225.00 for the year
(2)    Tournaments are separate (each tourney organizer will let you know come the time)
(3)     A jersey deposit will be requested… I am unsure of the dollar amount at this time…. I will try and let you know before the party…….ya we party on sign-up night
I’m thinking people can show up any time after 5pm, beverage and a simple appy if you have time (nothing crazy – chips & dip totally acceptable). Sign-up sheets will be ready for your signature.
If I have forgotten anything please let me know. Again new people are always welcome J
Cheers Beers Brassieres!
Heck Ya Smokin-ettes!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bust the Rust Tourney, Spokane, Oct 17-19 2014

Possible first tournament of the year, if you are interested please let us know at the sign-up night, still yet to be determined.

Spokane Women's Hockey is hosting the 1st annual “Bust the Rust” tournament on October 17-19, 2014.  We now have the registration and liability forms ready, you can find them on our website at as well.  Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Smokin-ettes Hockey Season 2014/2015


Haul that equipment out!!! Get those skates sharpened!!!! Wash that jersey!!!! (or in Stan’s case don’t)…..
It’s time to start getting ready for the 2014/2015 Hockey Season. A date for sign-up night has not been set just yet, though I will host! It will be the same as past years, we’ll pick a night, have a few drinks, sign our lives away ;) and catch up on all the great times we had over the summer. I have sent this email out to the masses, if I have forgotten anyone please let me know/ pass it on. I would like to create a current email list.
Anyways, just wanted to jumpstart you all! I will send out another email with a confirmed night for sign-up. As per usual, all new players are welcome.
Looking forwards to catching up with you Ladies!
Cheers, Beers, Brassieres!!!!!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Selling Enzo T-shirts at Red Beer Tasting Event TODAY

Hi ladies,

A group of us will be setup in the upper parking lot of Red today outside the beer tasting event to sell as many Enzo T-shirts and stickers as we can. We will be setting up at 1:30pm as the event runs from 2-6pm.

If you're up at the mountain today or looking for some fun social time with your fellow Smokettes in lieu of our usual ice time, wear your jersey, c'mon up and hang out to help sell some T-shirts.

Should be a fun event with over 40 micro-breweries, the new wiener takes all brat truck on site, and as always, good friends and good times.

See you there! Wear your jersey!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Smokettes Players Payment

Congratulation to all,  we looked good out there:)

Please do not forget to pay for the games that you played on the weekend, check your e-mail for amounts and payment option!

Cheers to all and thank you

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Smokette Players List for the Tournament

Hello Smokettes, this is the players’ list for the week-end. Let’s have fun this weekend.  

Smokettes Tournament Player List
Carolyn B
Ann J 
Alli E

Kim A
Sue D 
Sue goalie
Jody Lynn 
Carolyn B 
Ann J 
Carolyn A 
Sue goalie
Carolyn A 
Kim A 
Sue goalie

Smokette Volunteer Schedule

Hello Smokin-ettes!!!

Attached is the most up-to-date version of our volunteer schedule for this weekend. I have highlighted areas in red where we still need people.
Please take a look and let me know if any of these slots work for you. If you have any questions or comments with regards to the schedule feel free to email/txt me. I will make sure to bring this list to Thursdays ice time as well (7pm in Trail).  

For those of you who have some free time on Friday afternoon, we would love to have some decorations put up in the lounge – last year we hung sarongs and put up random Christmas lights and whatever else we could think of. Any and all decorations are welcome. I will be at the lounge by 4pm on Friday – feel free to show up then or any time after. If you have decorations you would like to lend us but cannot make that time frame, let me know and I’m sure we can work something out J

One last thing…… a small reminder to shine your dancin’ shoes and wash your party pants cause your gonna need’em both this weekend!!!
See ya Thursday,


50/50, raffle, drink ticket sellers schedule
Friday (Game 8:50pm)

Jen B.

Saturday (Game 2:40pm)





Carolyn A.
Sue F.

Tara Carr

Sunday (Game 1:15pm)


Carolyn A.



Bartending Schedule – must have serving it right

Sue D.

Game 8:50pm
Haley (5.5)


Haley (5)
(Holly Helping)

Sue D.

Game 2:40pm

Haley (6.5)
(Holly Helping)


Haley (4)
(Holly Helping)
Game 1:15pm