Sixty-one KIJHL players affiliate with BCHL teams

This season Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams have taken a step up with its development as 61 players have been affiliated with B.C. Hockey League teams. Of the 61, 14 played in the B.C. Hockey Conference Prospects Game. Those players are noted with an *. Sicamous Eagles goalie Damon Cunningham, who played for the […]

KIJHL Power Rankings Week 18 – (Jan. 23)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 18th week of regular season action for the 2022-23 season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage, with various tie-breakers to help decide final positions. Princeton Posse Last Week: 1 Record: 26-5-3-3 The Posse won both their games last week, picking […]

Top Shelf podcast for Jan. 20

Welcome to episode 20 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL Podcast. This week Top Shelf features player interviews with Hunter Harwood (Osoyoos Coyotes), Ethan Aebly (Golden Rockets), Ethan MacDuff and Scott Sinclair (Fernie Ghostriders). Kimberley HC/GM Derek Stuart talks about the Dynamiters’ Autism Awareness initiative. The guest broadcaster is Mike Fox (North Okanagan Knights). Enjoy.   […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Unless Kent Moors of the Summerland Steam goes on an absolute offensive tear in their final 10 games, Keenan Ingram of the Columbia Valley Rockies will finish as the top rookie producer. Plus, Moors would need Ingram, his KIJHL Prospects teammate to slow down. In 31 games, the Calgary product leads all rookies with […]

Livingstone earns third CCHA Defensive Player of the Week nod

  Creston Valley Thunder Cats alumnus Jake Livingstone was named the CCHA Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season for the Minnesota State Mavericks. Livingstone, a junior, first earned the recognition on Oct. 10, then Oct. 31 and now on Jan. 9. The Creston, B.C. native registered two goals and two […]

MacDuff, Sinclair and Lawczynski named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars

    Ethan MacDuff (Fernie Ghostriders), Scott Sinclair (Fernie Ghostriders) and Ethan Lawczynski (Castlegar Rebels) have been selected as the Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Jan. 15. MacDuff – Top Forward – The Lloydminster, Alberta product had four goals and five assists in three games as the Ghostriders won […]

KIJHL Power Rankings Week 17 – (Jan. 15)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 17th week of regular season action for the 2022-23 season. Week 14 was during the Christmas break. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage, with various tie-breakers to help decide final positions. Princeton Posse Last Week: 1 Record: 24-5-3-3 The Posse […]

Top Shelf podcast for Jan. 13

Welcome to episode 19 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This week, Emanuel talks with two KIJHL players who had strong weekends in the BCHL; Matt Fleet of the Kimberley Dynamiters and Nathan Dominici of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Branden Toye has a wealth of BCHL experience; now that he’s back with his hometown Kamloops Storm, […]

KIJHL Notebook: Education and trades

  This week’s KIJHL Notebook begins with a focus on education with insight provided by Tom McEvay, the league’s education director. McEvay answered some questions to provide players with valuable information to consider when making that important decision for their future. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.   KIJHL: In using hockey […]

Leafs hire Briar McNaney as interim head coach

The Nelson Leafs are pleased to announce the hiring of Briar Mcnaney as the new interim head coach. McNaney comes to the Leafs with a solid coaching background. McNaney spent over six seasons with the Columbia Valley Rockies also spent time with the Kindersley Klippers of the SJHL. McNaney’s time as head coach in Columbia […]