The Trail Smoke Eaters won the 1938 Allan Cup, emblematic of Canadian senior hockey supremacy by defeating the Cornwall Flyers. This marked the first Allan Cup victory in the storied history of the Smoke Eaters club.

In 1939, Trail (with the addition of Benny Hayes) played games across Canada and Europe before participating in the world championships in Basel, Switzerland. During this tour, they played sixty-three exhibition (winning sixty-one, losing one, and tying one), as well as eight world championship games.

The team won the 1939 world championships by defeating the United States 4-0. The Smoke Eaters outscored their opposition 42 goals to one, in eight straight games. The only team that scored a goal against them was Czechoslovakia, ironically coached by Trail, BC native Mike Buckna.

Team Members:
Joe Benoit, Mickey Brennen, Buck Buchanan, Ab Cronie (playing coach), Bunny Dame, Dave Duchak, Jimmy Haight, Tom Johnston, Dick Kowcinak, Bob Marshall, John McCreedy, Jim Morris, Elmer Piper (coach), Duke Scodellero, Mel Snowden.