KIJHL Power Rankings: Week 14

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League finished its 14th week. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage and here is how they rank.   Osoyoos Coyotes: (GP: 32 W: 25 L: 2 OTL: 2 SOL: 3) The Coyotes remain the king of the KIJHL with the help of a 5-3 […]

KIJHL 3 Stars of the week: Jan. 16

Kort Kisinger of the Fernie Ghostriders, Ethan Floris of the Osoyoos Coyotes and Tenzin Mint of the Nelson Leafs have been named the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Jan. 16. Kisinger – Top Forward- The Calgary, Alberta product had four goals and seven points in three […]

Dynamiters’ Self has found winning groove

Kimberley Dynamiters goalie Trystan Self is in position to make a save during KIJHL action. Vince Mo Photo   Since the end of October, Kimberley Dynamiters goalie Trystan Self has been nearly unbeatable, winning 13 of the 16 games he played.  When asked about his play, the Calgary, Alberta native said he has felt more […]

Posse’s Fodchuk makes the jump to BCHL’s Bucks

Jaden Fodchuk has gone from a rookie in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with Princeton, to one in the B.C. Hockey League with the Cranbrook Bucks. Fodchuk, who will wear #25 with the Bucks, was signed on Jan.10 after playing two games as an affiliate player on Jan. 7 and 8. “It was the […]

KIJHL Notebook: Most Improved Player

Tami Quan Photo   As Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams cruise into the final half of the season and make a push towards a playoff spot, the KIJHL Notebook dives into who the most improved player (s) are on teams. Pitter-patter, let’s get at ‘er.   Doug Birks Division “Evan Douglas is a player […]

Heat’s Poole to join ACHA’s Jamestown Jimmies

The University of Jamestown Jimmies was the first college hockey team to express interest in Matthew Poole. From that point on, they were the only team the Chase Heat defenceman considered for his college future. He will join the Jimmies in 2022-23. “It’s a really exciting opportunity. Jamestown checks pretty much every box for me […]

KIJHL Power Rankings: Week 13

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League finished its 13th week. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage and here is how they rank.   Osoyoos Coyotes: (GP: 30 W: 23 L: 2 OTL: 2 SOL: 3) The Coyotes kept their top spot with two victories – 5-4 against the Summerland […]

KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Jan. 9

Brandon Kasdorf of the Revelstoke Grizzlies, Tyson Tisdale of the Columbia Valley Rockies and Jake Dubinsky of the North Okanagan Knights have been named the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Jan. 9. Kasdorf – Top Forward – The Rosemary, Alberta product had a goal and five […]

Thunder Cat Livingstone gets CCHA recognition

Former Creston Valley Thunder Cat Jake Livingstone playing for Minnesota State Mavericks. Minneso   Former Creston Valley Thunder Cat Jake Livingstone was recognized for his play in December by the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Livingstone, who played 63 games for his hometown Thunder Cats between 2014-17, was named the CCHA Defenceman of the Month. Livingstone […]

Rockets O’Sullivan signs with MJHL’s Freeze

Betting on himself paid off for Michael O’Sullivan. After being released from a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team in September,  O’Sullivan came to Golden and said, “I know if I went to the KIJHL, I’d have the best opportunity to get back to Junior A.” “I knew if I worked hard, and put up good […]