KIJHL, Blackfin partner on Jr. A assessment

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, along with BC Hockey’s Junior Hockey Task Group, have engaged Vancouver-based Blackfin Sports Group to continue the assessment process for the Junior A franchises across British Columbia. This strategic partnership will have Blackfin Sports Group conduct impartial and comprehensive evaluations of all franchises that choose to move forward and […]

Applications open for KIJHL Scholarships & Bursaries

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is now accepting league scholarship and bursary applications for the 2023/24 season. The application deadline is March 15, 2024. The KIJHL oversees the selection of two scholarships, the Jaxon Joseph Memorial Scholarship and the Grant Sheridan Memorial Scholarship, as well as a dozen bursaries that are awarded annually. The […]

BC Hockey updates Junior A pathway

    In July, BC Hockey’s Board of Directors approved the application put forward by the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League to be re-designated to Junior A, Tier II hockey. And as the 2023-24 season plays out on the ice, the league has continued to participate in BC Hockey’s Junior Hockey Task Group in order […]

KIJHL roster announced for BCHC Prospects Game

The British Columbia Hockey Conference announced today the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League roster that will compete in the second annual BCHC Prospects Game on Tuesday, November 28th at the McArthur Park Arena in Kamloops, BC. The KIJHL’s roster selection process has been guided by head coach Dave Hnatiuk, assistants Briar McNaney and Jiri Novak, […]

KIJHL adopts mandatory neck protection

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced today that it will require all players to wear mandatory neck protection when participating in any on-ice team activity, including games and practices. While this policy takes effect immediately, the timeline to obtain a suitable quantity of neck protectors for the KIJHL’s approximately 500 players is not presently […]

Kimberley to host Junior A Provincials

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, along with BC Hockey, the Pacific Junior Hockey League and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League are pleased to announce that the Kimberley Dynamiters will host the 2024 BC Hockey Junior A Championships from April 18-21, 2024. This four-team tournament will follow the same format as the Cyclone Taylor […]

Team Staff named for 2023 BCHC Prospects Game

The British Columbia Hockey Conference announced today the coaches and team staff that will be a part of the second annual BCHC Prospects Game on Tuesday, November 28th at McArthur Park Arena in Kamloops, BC. The KIJHL’s Top Prospects team will once again be led by Grand Forks Border Bruins head coach Dave Hnatiuk, who […]

2023 BCHC Prospects Game Announced

The British Columbia Hockey Conference is excited to announce details of its second annual Prospects Game, which will be hosted by the Kamloops Storm on Tuesday, November 28th at McArthur Park Arena. The 2023 BCHC Prospects Game will see the top young players from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and Pacific Junior Hockey League […]

HockeyTV is now FloHockey

Fans of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League will notice a few key changes when they tune in to watch their favourite team’s broadcasts this season, as HockeyTV is now part of the FloSports family and has been re-branded as FloHockey. In order to enjoy KIJHL game broadcasts during the 2023/24 season, fans who already […]

BC Hockey approves KIJHL for Junior A status

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) is thrilled to announce that the league and its 20 member clubs have been reclassified as Junior A, Tier 2 beginning the 2023/24 season following a unanimous vote by BC Hockey’s Board of Directors. The decision immediately vaults the KIJHL to Junior A status and provides an avenue […]