KIJHL Notebook: January goal/assist leaders

  The KIJHL is heading into its final month of the 2021-22 regular season and teams are pushing for playoff spots. This week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on the leading goal scorer and set up player on each team as of Jan. 24 for this month.  Eddie Mountain Division Rookie Christian Mealey and Cash Regan have […]

Thunder Cats alum Jake Livingstone getting NHL attention

  Former Creston Valley Thunder Cat Jake Livingstone is having an excellent sophomore season with the Minnesota State Mankato Mavericks in the NCAA’s Central Collegiate Hockey Association. On Jan. 20, 2022, the Mavericks picked up a 5-1 win at St. Thomas with Livingstone collecting a goal and an assist. On msumavericks.com, it was reported that […]

KIJHL Power Rankings: Week 15

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League finished its 15th week. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage and here is how they rank. Osoyoos Coyotes: (GP: 33 W: 26 L: 2 OTL: 2 SOL: 3) The Coyotes played one game during the week, earning a 3-2 overtime win over the […]

KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Jan. 23

  Luke Chakrabarti of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Lucas Sadownyk of the Princeton Posse and Owen Albers of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have been selected as the KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending, Jan. 23. Chakrabarti – Top Forward – The White Rock, B.C. product helped the Thunder Cats earn […]

Wranglers include Mainguy-Crepault leadership group

  When the 100 Mile House Wranglers traded their captain and assistant captain a day before the trade deadline on Jan. 9, Head Coach and General Manager Dale Hladun had decisions to make about his new leadership group. Local product Ethan Sanders was named captain, and it didn’t take long to decide who should get […]

KIJHL Notebook: Unsung Heroes

This week’s KIJHL Notebook recognizes the unsung hero on teams. According to grammarist.com, that term first appeared in the mid-1800s, though it has its roots in ancient Greece. They say an unsung hero is a person who has achieved great things or committed acts of bravery or self-sacrifice, yet is not celebrated or recognized. The […]

Former Wrangler gets ECAC honour

  Smithers native and former 100 Mile House Wrangler Luke Santerno has been named the Driscoll Skating & Skills Player of the Week by ECAC Hockey, for the period ending Jan. 17. Santerno (Gr.) played a key role in Clarkson’s huge offensive weekend, scoring or assisting on five of the Golden Knights 13 goals. He […]

KIJHL Alumni Report: CHL & Junior A

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has alumni playing Junior hockey in the WHL and Junior A leagues throughout Canada. In this report, we profile how some of them are performing.   Bear Hughes (Spokane Braves) has 11 goals and 31 points in 28 games to lead the Spokane Chiefs. The Washington Capitals draft pick […]

KIJHL Power Rankings: Week 14

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League finished its 14th week. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage and here is how they rank.   Osoyoos Coyotes: (GP: 32 W: 25 L: 2 OTL: 2 SOL: 3) The Coyotes remain the king of the KIJHL with the help of a 5-3 […]

KIJHL 3 Stars of the week: Jan. 16

Kort Kisinger of the Fernie Ghostriders, Ethan Floris of the Osoyoos Coyotes and Tenzin Mint of the Nelson Leafs have been named the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Jan. 16. Kisinger – Top Forward- The Calgary, Alberta product had four goals and seven points in three […]