Ochitwa a force for Coyotes

  Alex Ochitwa is happy with how he’s played for the Osoyoos Coyotes since joining the club from the B.C. Hockey League’s Merritt Centennials, playing his first game Oct. 20. A graduate of the Prince George Cougars major midget program, Ochitwa started his Coyotes career on a five-game point streak that included a hat-trick performance […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team improvements

  In this week’s KIJHL Notebook, we’ve continued to focus on how teams are playing, especially from the previous weekend and moving forward. And there is news on a KIJHL team helping the Princeton Posse.   Doug Birks Division The Kamloops Storm defeated Summerland and North Okanagan on the weekend, then lost in overtime to […]

Knights’ McOnie joins WHL’s Rockets

  Along with being the Head Coach and General Manager of the North Okanagan Knights, Liam McOnie is a goalie consultant with the WHL’s Tri-City Americans, and now has joined the Kelowna Rockets. McOnie says it’s a large commitment, “but I’m doing what I want so it’s good.” McOnie joined the Rockets coaching staff, headed […]

Game Postponements due to B.C. Floods

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has announced the following changes to Princeton Posse games for the upcoming weekend: Friday, November 26th: 100 Mile House Wranglers at Princeton Posse – Game will now be played on Sunday, November 27th at the Logan Lake Recreation Centre at 4:15 PM Saturday, November 27th: North Okanagan Knights at […]

KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: period ending Nov. 21

  Grand Forks Border Bruin Hunter Wood, Golden Rockets Michael O’Sullivan and Beaver Valley Nitehawks Brennan Wilson have been named the KIJHL’s 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Nov. 21. F- Wood – 1st Star – The Regina, Sask., product helped the Border Bruins earn their first point of the season in […]

Former Vees teammates set to clash

  Carter Rigby and Mark MacMillan have been friends since MacMillans family moved to Penticton from Lloydminster, Alberta when Mark was playing bantam hockey. They didn’t play minor hockey together as MacMillan is two years older, but they skated together during the summers and briefly played on the 2010-11 Penticton Vees. “I always looked up […]

Posse step up for community

  It was 9 p.m. on Sunday night and Princeton Posse Head Coach Mark Readman was working in his office when he got a call saying a river in town was getting high. Rain was coming down heavily and the river that flows through Princeton where the bridge is reached between 10 to 12 feet […]

KIJHL Notebook: Princeton Posse and more

  This week’s KIJHL Notebook provides an update on what the Princeton Posse have been doing, and on how teams are doing, while highlighting specific players and how they are performing in certain areas.   Bill Ohlhausen Division The Osoyoos Coyotes have nine wins in 13 games and are tied for first in the division […]

KIJHLers in U.S. College hockey

  There are several KIJHL grads playing in the U.S. College hockey in Division I,II and III programs, most of them are in the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Here is an update on how they are performing with their respective teams. We provide the report on a team-by-team basis. Iowa State University has the best […]

KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: ending Nov. 14

  Spencer Horning of the Kelowna Chiefs, Ethan Lawczynski of the Castlegar Rebels and Isaac Thomas of the Sicamous Eagles have been named the KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week for the period ending Nov. 14. Lawczynski – 1st Star- The Castlegar product earned three wins for his hometown team against the Nelson Leafs, Grand […]