KIJHL Notebook – Oct.14

  The KIJHL completed a second week of action and the Golden Rockets are the lone team that remains undefeated at 3-0. Before the cancellation of the 2020-21 season, the Rockets were winless at 0-2.    Eddie Mountain Division   The Rockets have scored 11 goals and allowed four. Those numbers are the exact opposite […]

Border Bruins goalie learns from WHL camp

  Justin Dueck has been attending the Kelowna Rockets training camp for the last two or three years. Dueck, 18, feels better about his game and playing style each time he attends their camp. The netminder compares his playing style to Devan Dubnyk, who has played 542 NHL games. “I’m pretty fast around the net. […]

KIJHL announces 3 Stars for Week of Oct. 4-10

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is happy to announce its 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Oct. 10. The stars are Ben Lewis from the Summerland Steam, Zakery Anderson from the Kamloops Storm, and Malachi Franklin of the Chase Heat. Lewis – 1st Star – The West Kelowna native had a […]

KIJHL weekend action

  Here’s a look at the second weekend of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.   Friday, Oct. 8.   The Kimberley Dynamiters (2-0) visit the Columbia Valley Rockies (1-2-0) at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. It’s the second meeting between the teams, with the Dynamiters taking the first one 6-1. Cash Regan leads the […]

The KIJHL Notebook

  Welcome to the first KIJHL Notebook of the 2021-22 season. We feel optimistic about being able to give you snapshots on the teams in this space for an entire season.   There were 110 goals scored over the opening weekend – 50 on opening night and 60 on the second. That means fans had […]

BCHL’s Centennials sign Coyotes’ Levi Carter

Levi Carter couldn’t believe Merritt Centennials Head Coach-GM Dave Chyzowski, when he was told he was staying with the B.C. Hockey League club. “He was pretty excited when I told him I wanted to keep him,” says Chyzowski, who played over 1,000 pro hockey games over 18 years. “He had the biggest smile on his […]

KIJHL names first 3 Stars of Week

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League dropped the puck on 2021-22 season action last weekend. From that play, the league has selected their first group of 3 Stars of the week – Judah Makway of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Ty Marchant of the Kelowna Chiefs and Harmon Laser-Hume of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. […]

KIJHL 2021-22 season opener

  The puck drops today in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) on its 2021-22 season.                                                                                                 There are seven games slated today. The Beaver Valley Nitehawks make their return following a year off as they visit division rival, the Nelson Leafs. It’s the first of eight games during the season between the teams […]

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

The KIJHL has released the following statement in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League joins Canada’s Indigenous peoples and all Canadians to recognize September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We have learned a great deal over the past year about the extent […]

KIJHL team preview: Nelson Leafs

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 2021-22 season begins Oct. 1. We have been providing previews on each of the teams.   We close out our series with the Nelson Leafs in the Neil Murdoch Division. Last season the Leafs won three straight prior to the cancellation of the KIJHL season due to COVID-19. […]