Karsten Jang, who has played for the Beaver Valley NiteHawks

The Trail Smoke Eaters announce the latest addition to their defensive lineup for the upcoming season.


The Trail Smoke eaters are pleased to announce the commitment of local defenceman, Karsten Jang, who has played for the Beaver Valley NiteHawks the past two seasons. The 1998-born d-man will be familiar to Smoke Eaters fans, having played four games with the Smokies last season, in addition to suiting up for over 80 regular season games with the NiteHawks.


The steady blueliner has shown continued progress in his game over the past few seasons and Head Coach, Cam Keith feels that he is ready to contribute in a regular capacity at the BCHL level. “Karsten’s development this past season playing for the Beaver Valley NiteHawks was amazing to witness. When given the opportunity, he proved himself as a solid Junior-A defensemen while playing games for us as an affiliate player. We are extremely excited to have another local player which brings character and pride to the Smoke Eater organization”, said Keith.


Jang joins a strong local contingent of players who have graduated from our local hockey programs to play for the Trail Smoke Eaters. It is exciting to see so many players developing locally, both in minor hockey and with the local Junior-B teams, ready to take their game to the BCHL and hopefully continuing further. When asked for comment, Jang said, “I am beyond excited for the season to start and wear the Smoke Eaters jersey. It’s amazing to be able to play for your home town team and the one you grew up watching”.