Thursday, September 13, 2018

Smokette Sign up - last minute details

Hello All,

     Thanks for your responses, looks like we will have a full
compliment of Smokettes for Thurday!  Some final details:

1) Golf starts at 4pm.  Rate for 9 holes and a cart will be $39.00 
Check in at the pro shop.

2) Dinner at 6pm.  We are sharing the venue with a Teck group, so they
are having a big buffet, and our meals will be a plated burger and
family style salad served on the table.  Veggie burger requests are in.

3) For those of you popping by, due to the size of the 2 groups
together, the kitchen will not be able to provide food off the menu very
quickly.  If you would like to join the dinner, please change your
status on the Bench App asap.  Drinks will not be a problem whatsoever!

4) A number of the usual executive will not be in attendance, just due
to scheduling conflicts, so if anyone can help us collect, and collate
the sign up sheets and money, that would be great!  Fees for the year
remain at $225 for 3 ice times per week.  We do have some new people
coming, please introduce yourselves and make them feel welcome!

5) We are once again doing e-mail transfers. For more information please e-mail .

We are requesting that everyone pays before they play. If you can not direct deposit or come to the sign-up night please bring your money to the first ice time you come to. Bridget, Divana or Janice will be happy to collect the money and have you fill out the registration form. If you have financial hardship and a good reason why you will not be able to pay until a later date please e-mail us, we are open to options.

6) First two ice times are Wednesday October 3rd from 7:30 to 8:30pm on the kids rink in Trail. then Thursday October 4th from 8:00 to 9:00pm on the kids rink in Trail. Our first Saturday is October 13th at 7:45pm in Rossland. All this will be updated to the Google calendar on the website and into BenchApp in the coming weeks.

Spread the word, all are welcome.

See you all soon!

Janice, Divana and the rest of the hard working Smokettes!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

2018/2019 Sign-up Night - Thursday September 13th Redstone Golf Course

Hello Smokettes, past Smokettes and future Smokettes,

Another season is upon us and we have confirmed that the 2018/2019 sign-up night will take place at Redstone Golf Course in Rossland on Thursday September 13th. The evening is golfing 9 holes ($29 per person; 1/2 a cart is $10.50 per person) from 4-5pm. Then a burger buffet with salad ($15.95 per person) and sign-up in the clubhouse between 5 and 8pm. There will be a cash bar. 

Four options are available:
1) Golf and buffet
2) Golf only
3) Buffet Only
4) No golf, no buffet, you can order off the menu or come for a social sign-up time

Please respond in the doodle poll with your name and which number you would like to do. Example: Beatrice #1 or Phillipa #3. 

See you on the 13th,
The Smokettes

Friday, August 3, 2018

Two Early Season Tournaments

Like always we need someone to step up and take the lead on organizing away tournaments.

If you would like to take on the Revelstoke or Spokane let me know, unfortunately these are the same weekend.

We have just confirmed October 12-14 as our 2018 Diva Cup Women's Hockey tournament.  Mark it in your calendar!!
Thanks, Whitney 

Hello Everyone!
We wanted to be sure to get the invite out to everyone early that would be interested in attending our Bust the Rust Tournament in Spokane, WA. 
We will be playing the weekend of October 13th and 14th, 2018
More information to come with additional details - tournament cost, lodging locations etc. 
See you this fall!
Krista Brasch

'18 Castlegar-still Room

This camp is only Monday to Thursday now, fee has been modified. Spots still available for Adult Camp.

-------- Original message --------
From: Louis Lemire <>
Date: 2018-08-02 1:15 PM (GMT-08:00)
Subject: '18 Castlegar-still room 

Register today:   4th Annual Summer Hockey Skills Camp in Castlegar Monday August 20 to Thursday August 23, 2018.  
Register today for the Hockey School this summer that is affordable, camp that is fun and has a low instructor to player ratio giving each player maximum help and attention.Our specific Curriculum Based Program provides the kids with an opportunity to learn and practice individual skills such as Power Skating, passing, shooting, angling and much, much more. 

3 Options to register:

Option #1 - Step 1 - print off the attached registration form. Step 2 – fill out the information and mail it in along with full payment

Option #2 – Step 1 – print off a copy of the attached registration form  Step 2 - fill it out and then scan it to me  Step 3 - send payment via e-transfer
Option #3 – register online.  Step 1- go to the website at and click on the Castlegar link. Step 2: Once at the Castlegar site find the link for Online registration and fill in the information-once completed at the bottom click on SUBMITIt will automatically send me the info so don't worry.  If for some reason it didn't work I will let you know.   Step 3: For payment you have 2 choices: 1st choice is to go back to the Castlegar home page and click on Online Payment Centre and follow the prompts from there or; 2nd choice is that you can send payment via e-transfer.
ADULT CAMP--- We also offer an Adult camp in the evenings for any adults looking to improve their skills.  

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.  
If you are in need of a place to stay I highly recommend the Super 8 in Castlegar.  

Lou Lemire
Summer Hockey Skills Camp
4257 Sage Mesa Drive
Penticton, BC
V2A 9A3

Monday, January 22, 2018

Apex Tournament

We have two people that are unable to come to the Apex tournament this weekend. If you are interested in coming it is $75 for the tournament and our first game is Friday at 6:45pm. Please email Danielle at dcroyer at gmail dot com if you are interested in joining us or want more info.


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Smokette Tournament Ice Times

Hi, ladies!

It’s time to make up the teams for our home tournament Feb 16th – 18th.

Team 1 will play 2 games. 
The cost is $40
Saturday 9:00am
Saturday 6:55pm

Team 2 will play 3 games.
The cost is $60
Friday 9:45pm
Saturday 11:50am
Sunday 11:50am

Please reply to Carolyn A at cjamantea at gmail dot com indicating which team you would like to play on.
Last year it worked out with good numbers on both teams. That being said, if the numbers are super lopsided this year, we will draw names to see who gets to play on which team.

Once we know who is playing on which team, I will start collecting money – either by cash at practices, or by etransfer to the team bank account (details to follow).

Please don’t forget that everyone needs to sign up for 2 volunteer slots and also bring either a salad or dessert to the supper on Saturday (details on this later).

Shaping up to be another excellent tournament!


Midway Tournament - Message from Ida the Organizer

Hello Smokettes! 5 spots left for Midway. February 10-12, 3 game guarantee plus playoffs. We play Friday night after 8pm so no rush for the working 9-5 ladies out there. Hotel is booked, will be about $50 total for both nights. 5 spots remain, as of Monday I will be opening it up to non-Smokettes. Get your $60 in when you can! ikoric at gmail dot com is accepting e-transfers.


-Ida K

Trail Ice

Hi, everyone!  It has come to my attention that someone has been calling the City of Trail to complain about our Trail ice.  As I am in charge of booking the Trail ice I would prefer that people send their complaints to me and that way the City is only having to deal with one contact person.


Ice Time Tomorrow, Sunday 4:45pm with Cougars

Last minute ice time tomorrow with the Cougars, no charge.

Trail 4:45pm big ice.

Pass on the word as not everyone will read their e-mails.


Monday, January 15, 2018

Max Ice Tournament - Sign-up Open March 9th, 10th and 11th

Fran Cameron has volunteered to organize the Smokettes for the Max Ice Tournament in Castlegar March 9th, 10th and 11th.  This tournament is local and it is the week before Spring Break starts (Spring Break starts March 17) so you still have time to run away to your sunny destination.

We have been guaranteed a spot. Registration is now open. The first 15 to pay will be going.

Payment can be made in person to Fran or by direct deposit. The cost is $60 for the tournament.  If you prefer to pay cash you can also contact Fran directly (francameron at shaw dot ca or text/call 2five0-3six8-1eight41) as she is only at one ice time per week typically.

For Direct Deposit please state Max Ice Tournament the Security Answer is to be: Hockey1

Once you have paid can you please e-mail Fran (francameron at shaw dot ca) so that she will have everyone's e-mail address in case she needs to send out an e-mail with tournament information.

Once 15 people have signed up another e-mail will be sent closing the registration.

Also see: for up to date numbers of registration.

Fran and the Smokettes

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2018 Smokette Tournament

Hi Smokettes,

The best tournament of the year is quickly approaching! If you'd like a spot in our Rossland Tournament, Feb 16-18you must mark yourself as "IN" on BenchApp by this Friday (Jan 12). We need to know numbers so that we know if we're entering one or two teams.

You can check IN on BenchApp by:
 - answering the email sent on December 15 @ 7:52pm
 - logging into or the phone app
 - emailing mallory.wiens at gmail dot com2018 Smokette Tournament (for this event only)

 - fees will be collected at a later date but will be $20 per player per game
 - if entering two teams, rosters will be assigned at a later date
 - each player is expected to bring a salad, dessert, or other food item for the Saturday dinner
 - each player must sign up for 2 volunteer slots


Friday, January 5, 2018

Nelson Blueliner Tournament - March 23, 24, 25th - 2018

Smokettes! We have been invited to the Nelson Blueliner Tournament, see below. Anyone interested in taking this one on? E-mail back if you are. The Doodle Poll is HERE for general interest. Once someone takes this on another e-mail will be sent.

Hello all – 
Another year  approaches – that means another great trip to Nelson !
Our annual tournament in 2018 is on March 23, 24, 25th – early this year because Easter falls so early.
The usual fun – full hockey games, with playoffs, and all the fun that Nelson brings.
Let us know if you’d be interested in bringing a team …
Remember: This is an adult women’s tournament – aimed at the more maturing teams ….. J
Nelson Blueliners.

Max Ice Tournament - March 9, 10 and 11

Smokettes! We have been invited to the 25th Annual Mac Ice Tournament, see below. Anyone interested in taking this one on? E-mail back if you are. The Doodle Poll is HERE for general interest. Once someone takes this on another e-mail will be sent.

25th Annual Max Ice tournament!
Hey Folks, 
Your team has been invited to the 25th Annual Max Ice tournament!
This year’s tournament will be taking place March 9, 10 and 11.
We are getting an early start on this year’s tournament to ensure that we have the best party…err tournament we have ever had. This is our 25th year of running this tourney so we will be going all out! I’m sure most of you know the deal but I have a quick rundown for you below and if you have any questions my contact info is also below. 
Our tournament starts Friday March 9th and will consist of 14 teams in 3 Divisions– Ladies, Competitive and Gentlemen’s. This year it will be a first pay / first play basis. I have already been contacted by multiple teams asking to register and their team checks are already in the mail. 
To get your team entered, please send your registration fee of $900 to
2430 10th Ave Castlegar BC V1N 3A2 
Entry Deadline will be February 1
***More teams have been contacted than ever before. We have gone back 25 years and contacted everyone that has participated in this tournament. We are expecting to be full before Feb 1.                     
Just a heads up ;)
Your entry fee gets your team 3 games , tasty beverages post game and entry to our Dinner/Dance Party/Extravaganza on Saturday night. 
Our dinner and dance will take place Saturday night with our Bar opening up at 6pm. Our house band will start rocking the place at 9pm and we will have raffle and card draws all night long. With it being our 25th year, we will have some extra fun planned for you all—stay tuned.  Of course, all funds gained through our raffle draws will be donated to charities and organizations in the community. 
I know most of you but just to be certain, please provide the following information with your team registration: Team Name, Division wanting to enter, Contact name and phone number. 
Thanks for your time and if you have any questions feel free to call, text or email.
max ice hockey

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

This Week for Smokettes - Bring A Buddy/Alumni Skates

Happy New Year, Smokettes!  Looks like we are going to have low numbers this week so we are turning our Wed, 7:30 small ice time into a family/alumni skate so bring the kids/spouses out, sticks and pucks are welcome.   We also have a Wed, 7:45 ice time in Rossland against the Hooches so if you still want to lace up on Wed, head up the hill!  Thursday will be bring a buddy as well. Saturday we are playing the Skidders.