Posse a big part of Gould growing up

  Playing for the Powell River Kings during the B.C. Hockey League Pod season was a blast that gave valuable experience for Curtis Gould. After only playing three games with his hometown Princeton Posse last season, Gould played 17 for the Kings, scoring a goal against the Surrey Eagles on April 16. Gould experienced different […]

KIJHL Notebook: Oct.21

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League no longer has an undefeated team. The Golden Rockets run went 4-0 before they took on the Nelson Leafs, who edged them 3-2. The Osoyoos Coyotes remain the lone team yet to lose a game in regulation.   Eddie Mountain Division Kayde Kinaschuk is on a three-game point […]

Sporting dream started in Rebels crease

  Mitch Peacock is a big supporter of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. The veteran sportscaster, and former Castlegar Rebels goalie, follows the league on Twitter and makes a point to like or retweet posts to his nearly 3,500 followers. His devotion to the league comes from his love of growing up in Castlegar […]

Steam, Head Coach & GM Deschenes part ways

The Summerland Steam have announced that the organization and Head Coach & General Manager Nick Deschenes have mutually agreed to part ways, effective immediately. The Steam thank Coach Deschenes for all of his hard work and dedication throughout the past year and a half and wish him well in all of his future endeavors. Associate […]

KIJHL 3 Stars of the week – period ending Oct.17

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is happy to announce its 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Oct. 17. The stars are Hayden Stocks of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, McCoy Bidewell of the Fernie Ghostriders and Cole Senum of the Kamloops Blazers. Stocks – 1st Star- The Edmonton, Alta., product racked […]

KIJHL Notebook – Oct.14

  The KIJHL completed a second week of action and the Golden Rockets are the lone team that remains undefeated at 3-0. Before the cancellation of the 2020-21 season, the Rockets were winless at 0-2.    Eddie Mountain Division   The Rockets have scored 11 goals and allowed four. Those numbers are the exact opposite […]

Border Bruins goalie learns from WHL camp

  Justin Dueck has been attending the Kelowna Rockets training camp for the last two or three years. Dueck, 18, feels better about his game and playing style each time he attends their camp. The netminder compares his playing style to Devan Dubnyk, who has played 542 NHL games. “I’m pretty fast around the net. […]

KIJHL announces 3 Stars for Week of Oct. 4-10

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is happy to announce its 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Oct. 10. The stars are Ben Lewis from the Summerland Steam, Zakery Anderson from the Kamloops Storm, and Malachi Franklin of the Chase Heat. Lewis – 1st Star – The West Kelowna native had a […]

KIJHL weekend action

  Here’s a look at the second weekend of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.   Friday, Oct. 8.   The Kimberley Dynamiters (2-0) visit the Columbia Valley Rockies (1-2-0) at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. It’s the second meeting between the teams, with the Dynamiters taking the first one 6-1. Cash Regan leads the […]

The KIJHL Notebook

  Welcome to the first KIJHL Notebook of the 2021-22 season. We feel optimistic about being able to give you snapshots on the teams in this space for an entire season.   There were 110 goals scored over the opening weekend – 50 on opening night and 60 on the second. That means fans had […]