New Communications manager joins KIJHL

New Communications Manager for the KIJHL Emanuel Sequeira   Please welcome our first league communicaitons manager. With a Applied Communications, Journalism and Public Relations education behind him, Emanuel brings a new voice for our league’s fan base.   We have the best fans in the hockey world and it’s great that we can now help all our […]

100 Mile Wrangler Alumni Golf tourney

100 Mile House BC July 27th, 2019 The 108 Mile Ranch Golf coarse was in excellent condition as the second annual Wrangler Alumni tourney got underway.  About 100 golfers took part in the scrammble format that was set up more for fun rather that prize money and that was definatley accomplished.  25 goups headed around […]

2019-2020 Season Schedule

The Kootenay International exhibition season will start on Wednesday, August 28th with Fernie visiting Golden and end 34 games later on Tuesday, September 10th with Castlegar at BV and Sicamous at Golden.   The league is waiting for two teams to finalize just one inter-Kootenay conference game today so that it can post the complete […]

SUBWAY and the KIJHL help raise over $70,000.00

July 8, 2019   Mr. Larry Martel   Commissioner   KIJHL       Dear Mr. Martel,       On behalf of KidSport BC, I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and the entire KIJHL for your tremendous support over the past number of years via the Subway Power Play.   […]

Former Nitehawk, Craig Martin Signs With Florida Panthers’ AHL Affiliate

Former Nitehawk, Craig Martin, signs with Florida Panthers’ AHL affiliate by Jim Bailey / Trail Times Former Beaver Valley Nitehawk forward, Craig Martin, signed an amateur tryout contract with the Springfield Thunderbirds, the AHL Affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers, on Tuesday. Martin just finished his NCAA career with the Quinnipiac University Bobcats on Sunday, and follows in former Smoke Eaters teammate Jake Lucchini’s foot steps, who signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ AHL affiliate, Wilkes-Barre, last month. The 24-year-old Martin is also the second Quinnipiac player to sign a professional contract following the 2018-19 season as Brogan Rafferty signed an entry-level contract with the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks on Monday. “My time at Quinnipiac has been unbelievable and I can’t thank everyone enough for what they’ve done for me over the past four years,” Martin said in a release. “The entire organization is first class from top to bottom and it has been an honour putting on the gold and blue. I’ve made friendships that will last a lifetime and Quinnipiac will always have a special place in my heart. The Trail native is coming off the best season of his Quinnipiac career as he totalled 30 points on 11 goals and 19 assists, all good for career-highs. Martin scored a pair of goals in the postseason, including the Bobcats’ only goal in the NCAA Midwest Regional Final 3-1 loss to Minnesota Duluth. In his NCAA career, Martin appeared in 134 games and recorded 27 goals and 48 assists for 75 points. Martin had several big games this season including three of his four two-goal games, five of his 10 multi-assist games and 10 of his 19 career multi-point games. Martin began his junior career in Beaver Valley with the Nitehawks in 2012, leading the Hawks to a KIJHL championship with an MVP season, scoring 48 goals and 96 points in 50 games. He joined the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL for the 2012-13 season, and was traded to Alberni Valley the next year, but eventually capped off his junior career back at home with the Smoke Eaters in 2014-15 where he counted 46 points in 41 games. “I am very excited to start my pro career with the Springfield Thunderbirds and look forward to this new chapter,” added Martin. The Thunderbirds have five games remaining in their 2018-19 season and Martin was expected to make his AHL Debut Wednesday night when they faced the Hartford Wolf Pack at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

100 Mile House Wranglers to Host 2020 Cyclone Taylor Cup

100 Mile House Wranglers to Host 2020 Cyclone Taylor Cup The 100 Mile House Wranglers of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) have been named the host team for the 2020 Cyclone Taylor Cup which will take place in April 2020. The Cyclone Taylor Cup is BC Hockey’s Junior B Championship which features league […]

Coyote HiLites and Game Recaps 2018-19

Tom Shields, the voice of the Osoyoos Coyotes webcasts provides a hilite and recap package of every Coyote home game………. Awards Banquet   Regular Season Recap   Feb. 13 vs. Summerland   Feb. 9 vs. Sicamous    Jan. 30 vs. North Okanagan   Jan. 26 vs. Kelowna   Jan. 19 vs. Kamloops   Jan.13 vs. […]

January Players of the Month

Okanagan Conference Player of the Month: Darian Long, 100 Mile House Wranglers – 8G, 9A in 8 games   Honorable Mentions Ryan Stack, Kelowna Chiefs – 11G, 6A in 7 games Ethan Schaeffer, Revelstoke Grizzlies – 7G, 7A in 10 games Cody Swan, Summerland Steam – 1G, 13A in 7GP Mitchell Gove, Summerland Steam – […]

Brave signs with WHL Chiefs

The Spokane Chiefs announced today that they have signed Spokane Braves rookie forward Bear Hughes to a WHL Standard Player Agreement. Hughes is not expected to immediately join the team, but could join the Chiefs at the conclusion of the Braves season as an affiliated player. Hughes, 17, leads all rookies in scoring in the […]

Beaver Valley Nitehawks Honour Former Captain

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks honoured Fruitvale native Sam Swanson on Wednesday night at the Beaver Valley Arena. With over 300 fans, teammates, and family on hand, the Nitehawks retired the former captain’s No. 29 jersey in a ceremony prior to the Nitehawks-Castlegar Rebels game. Sam was joined on the ice by his father Jim, mother Karyn, brothers […]