Spokane Braves withdraw from 2021/22 KIJHL season

The Spokane Braves will not participate in the 2021/22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season, the league has announced. The decision comes as the result of continued uncertainty surrounding travel between Canada and the United States due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The Braves have been a valued member of the KIJHL for many years […]

KIJHL announces COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) has announced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that will require all players, bench staff and on-ice officials to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of the league’s 2021/22 regular season on October 1st. The policy also requires that all players, bench staff members and on-ice officials have received […]

Ghostriders hire Valin as Head Coach & GM

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Fernie Ghostriders are pleased to announce the hiring of Ty Valin as the club’s newest Head Coach & General Manager. Valin joins the Ghostriders from the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Whitecourt Wolverines, where he served as an assistant coach during the 2020/21 season. The Fort Saskatchewan native has been […]

Ghostriders’ Wagner leaves for BCHL opportunity

It is with a bittersweet feeling that the Fernie Ghostriders announce that Head Coach and General Manager Jeff Wagner will be moving on to join the Junior A  Coquitlam Express in the BCHL after accepting the position of Associate Coach & Director of Scouting. “On behalf of the Fernie Ghostriders, I would like to thank […]

Grant Sheridan Memorial Scholarship

The MindRight Society for Athletes is currently accepting applications for the Grant Sheridan Memorial Scholarship. The submission deadline on April 15, 2021. The Grant Sheridan Memorial Scholarship, named in memory of the longtime Kelowna Chiefs owner and general manager, is awarded each season to one Kootenay International Junior Hockey League player. For more information, visit […]

KIJHL accepting bursary applications

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is now accepting league bursary applications for the 2020/21 season. Current KIJHL players and game officials are eligible to apply, with the league awarding a total of 12 bursaries of $1000 each. Candidates must complete a KIJHL Bursary Application Package and return their application to the League Office prior […]

KIJHL announces cancellation of 2020/21 season

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) has announced the cancellation of its 2020/21 regular season and playoffs, including the Teck Cup championship. The decision was made following Friday’s update from the provincial government that includes an extension on restrictions in place under the current Provincial Health Order until late February at the earliest. “We […]

KIJHL COVID-19 Update: Jan. 8

Following the extension of the current Provincial Health Order limiting sports activities and travel, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has postponed all regular season games scheduled until February 5th. This is based on Thursday’s announcement by Dr. Bonnie Henry. The league remains hopeful of resuming regular season play at that time and will continue […]

KIJHL COVID-19 Update: Dec. 4

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has provided an update on league operations following the Provincial Health Order issued on November 19th and additional restrictions put in place on December 3rd: In light of ongoing provincial restrictions limiting game play, team practices, and participation of players over the age of 18, the KIJHL has announced […]

KIJHL COVID-19 Update: Nov. 21

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has provided an update on league operations following the Provincial Health Order issued on November 19th and the subsequent policy clarification provided by Viasport on November 20th: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the KIJHL has made the health and safety of our athletes, staff, volunteers, […]