Eagles hire Liam McOnie as new Head Coach & GM

The Sicamous Eagles are thrilled to announce the hiring of Liam McOnie as the team’s new Head Coach and General Manager. Liam’s recent successful season with the North Okanagan Knights made him a more than desirable candidate to step behind the Eagles bench. Not only his coaching skills but his philosophy put him on the […]

Posse hire Torrin White as Head Coach & GM

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Princeton Posse are pleased to announce the hiring of Torrin White as their Head Coach and General Manager. White joins the Posse after spending four seasons coaching at the Southern Alberta Hockey Academy, including as Head Coach of the U17 Prep team during the 2023-24 season. He has also […]

KIJHL mourns passing of Nathan Jackman

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is mourning the loss of Castlegar Rebels forward Nathan Jackman, who passed away tragically in a car accident early Sunday just north of Nelson, B.C. Jackman, who recently completed his rookie season with the Rebels, was set to celebrate his high school graduation later this month. The 17-year old […]

Heat hire Kyle Evans as Head Coach & GM

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Chase Heat have named Kyle Evans as their new Head Coach and General Manager, the club announced Tuesday. Evans joins the Heat following a successful year with the VIJHL’s Campbell River Storm, who he led to a first place finish with a record of 36-10-1-1 during the 2023/24 season. […]

KIJHL approves Chiefs ownership change

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced today that its Board of Governors has approved the sale of the Kelowna Chiefs franchise to local businessman Darren Tymchyshyn. “The KIJHL is excited to have Darren join our league as the owner of the Kelowna Chiefs and help continue the great tradition of KIJHL hockey in the […]

BCHC Statement on Sanctioned Hockey

Earlier today, the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League announced that they will no longer operate under the sanctioning of Hockey Canada and BC Hockey and will instead move forward as an independent Junior B-style feeder program to higher non-sanctioned leagues. The British Columbia Hockey Conference (BCHC) and its members, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League […]

Kelowna Chiefs hiring Head Coach & GM

The Kelowna Chiefs Junior Hockey Club is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join our team in the role of Head Coach & General Manager. The successful candidate will be the key leader of our organization’s Hockey Operations department, preparing our players to succeed on the ice while building a roster that maximizes Central […]

KIJHL approves move to Quesnel

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced today that the North Okanagan Knights franchise has been sold and relocated to Quesnel, where they will be known as the River Rush. The sale and move was approved unanimously by the KIJHL’s Board of Governors and will take effect immediately. With the addition of the River Rush, […]

KIJHL approves Merritt Centennials as expansion club

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced today that an expansion franchise has been awarded to the community of Merritt, BC. The club will continue to be known as the Centennials and will begin play for the 2024/25 season. Merritt’s expansion application was approved unanimously by the KIJHL’s Board of Governors, and will see the […]

KIJHL approves move to Williams Lake

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced today that the Summerland Steam franchise has been sold and relocated to Williams Lake, where they will now be known as the Mustangs. The sale and move was approved unanimously by the KIJHL’s Board of Governors and will take effect immediately. With the addition of the Mustangs, the […]