Bill Ohlhausen Division Award Winners

  Each year, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League presents seven awards for on-ice excellence: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. Winners are named from the four divisions prior to the start of KIJHL Playoffs, with overall league award winners […]

Eddie Mountain Division Award Winners

  Each year, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League presents seven awards for on-ice excellence: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. Winners are named from the four divisions prior to the start of KIJHL Playoffs, with overall league award winners […]

KIJHL Power Rankings – Week 22 (Feb. 18/24)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 22nd and final week of action for the 2023-24 regular season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on their performance over the past 10 games, including winning percentage.   Princeton Posse Last Week: 3 Record: 35-8-0-1 The Posse closed out the regular season […]

Posse defends KIJHL’s President’s Cup title

  The Princeton Posse have won the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s President’s Cup, finishing first overall with a record of 35-8-0-1 in 44 games. The Posse defeated the Summerland Steam on the road as Justice Loewen scored his 13th goal to give the Posse a 2-1 lead early in the second period, en route […]

Young Guns: Xaiden Bignell

  Xaiden Bignell of the Nelson Leafs is this week’s Young Guns, presented by the Next Shift Network, as he scored two goals and added three assists in two games. Bignell scored a goal in their 4-1 loss to Castlegar, then had a goal and three assists in their 7-0 win over Spokane. The Red […]

Storm alum Ludvig scores first NHL goal with Penguins

  Kamloops Storm alum John Ludvig scored his first NHL goal on Wednesday, February 14 in a 5-2 loss against the Florida Panthers. Ludvig scored his first NHL goal, cutting it to 5-2 at 6:07 on a wrist shot from the right circle. The rookie defenceman was playing his 21st NHL game.     View […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for Feb. 16

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This Week on Top Shelf,  Emanuel Sequeira talks with the Hudl Instat Forward of the Week Gage Parrell of the North Okanagan Knights and Spokane Braves 20-year-old freshman, Karsen Kendall. Leading off the episode, Emanuel talks with Alex Smith of the Sicamous Eagles about his two seasons […]

The KIJHL Notebook: Team goal leaders

  Who doesn’t like goals? This week’s KIJHL Notebook highlights each team’s top snipers. Before getting into that, on Tuesday night, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats gave the goal judge plenty of work in a 14-3 victory over the Spokane Braves. Austin McLean was credited with the eventual winning goal as he scored to give […]

Dynamiters’ alum McLean bats winner in for Saints

  Kimberley Dynamiter and Creston Valley Thunder Cats alum Campbell McLean scored a big goal to help the Maryville Saints pick up a 3-2 win over Minot State University. On Friday, Feb. 9, McLean scored his third goal when he batted a puck out of the air.   Wow. What a goal by the @nitroshockey […]

Parrell, Sardinha & Lee named KIJHL 3 Stars

    Gage Parrell (North Okanagan Knights), Mettao Sardinha (Sicamous Eagles) and Hayden Lee (Osoyoos Coyotes) have been selected the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Feb. 11/24. Parrell – Top Forward – The Salmon Arm product had a goal and four assists to help […]