New Wave: Revelstoke Grizzlies

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has an exciting new wave of rookie talent entering the 2022-23 season.  The final team in the New Wave series are the Revelstoke Grizzlies. The Grizzlies finished first in the Doug Birks division with 31 wins in 42 games. The Grizzlies went on to win back-to-back KIJHL Teck […]

New Wave: Castlegar Rebels

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has an exciting new wave of rookie talent entering the 2022-23 season. We have been highlighting those players from each team. Next in the New Wave series are the Castlegar Rebels. The Rebels finished fourth in the Neil Murdoch division with 16 wins in 42 games. The Rebels advanced […]

Top Shelf

Top Shelf – The KIJHL Podcast Episode 5 is available. This week’s podcast features a pair of rookies – Wyatt Sorken of the Revelstoke Grizzlies, and Lucas De La Salle of the Columbia Valley Rockies talking about their impressive debut performances, as well as KIJHL and PJHL commissioner’s Jeff Dubois and Trevor Alto and the […]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

  Today is Orange Shirt Day and Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Welcome to the first KIJHL Notebook for the 2022-23 season. The opening weekend finished with four players, including three rookies scoring three goals or more. Several rookies collected their first career points and there were also two shutouts, all of which we will get into those performances as you read on. Eddie Mountain Division […]

Wranglers alum part of BCIHL history

  Flying to Alaska to play a pair of exhibition games against NCAA Division1 programs was a fun and valuable experience for 100 Mile House Wranglers alum Garrett Hilton. Hilton plays in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League with the Simon Fraser University Red Leafs, and last weekend their program became the first BCIHL team to […]

KIJHL Power Rankings – Week 1 (Sept.25)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League just played its first weekend of regular season action for the 2022-23 season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage and here is how they rank. The Revelstoke Grizzlies start at the top thanks to a pair of wins (9-0 against 100 Mile […]

New Wave: Columbia Valley Rockies

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has an exciting new wave of rookie talent entering the 2022-23 season. We will highlight those players from each team. Next in the New Wave series are the Columbia Valley Rockies. The Rockies finished second in the Eddie Mountain division with 30 wins in 42 games. They qualified […]

Sorken, Gallo and Lewis named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week

  Wyatt Sorken (Revelstoke Grizzlies), Brandon Gallo (Revelstoke Grizzlies) and Ben Lewis (Summerland Steam) have been selected as the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s first 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending September 25, 2022. Sorken – Top Forward – The Grizzlies rookie had an incredible start to his junior career with […]

KIJHL season-opening second day action

  Today is the second day of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s 2022-23 regular season opening weekend. The Kimberley Dynamiters welcome the Creston Valley Thunder Cats to the Kimberley Civic Centre. Last season the Dynamiters won all eight games against the Thunder Cats.  The Golden Rockets play their second straight home game this weekend, […]