The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) held a dispersal draft today in order for the league’s 17 active teams to select players from the 100 Mile House Wranglers, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Spokane Braves.
Canadian players who completed the previous season with 100 Mile House, Beaver Valley or Spokane and have remaining junior hockey eligibility were available for selection. Also, players who competed at the junior A level in 2019/20, but whose KIJHL rights are held by one of those three clubs were eligible. Due to the restrictions currently in place surrounding cross-border travel, American players were not eligible to be selected.
A note when it comes to players’ rights. Prior to the 2021/22 season, a player selected in the dispersal draft shall have the option to remain with the team they were registered with at the end of the 2020/21 season, or to re-join the team they were selected from in the dispersal draft, should their previous team resume operations in the KIJHL.
The draft order occurred in reverse order of the KIJHL’s 2019/20 regular season standings, with the Osoyoos Coyotes having the first overall selection.
DISPERSAL DRAFT RESULTS:
* Denotes BC Junior B playing rights