KIJHL alum competing for Stanley Cup

    Edmonton Oilers or Florida Panthers, who are you cheering for? The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has two connections competing for the Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers in alumni Derek Ryan (Spokane Braves 2002-04) and Kris Knoblauch (Kimberley Dynamiters 2012-13). Ryan has averaged 8:55 a game in the Stanley Cup playoffs and […]

Knights alum Zac Funk named to CHL First All-Star Team

  The Prince George Cougars announced on Monday that forward and Washington Capitals prospect Zac Funk was been named to the CHL First All-Star Team for the 2023-24 season on Sunday, June 2nd. The CHL All-star and all-rookie teams were selected by NHL Central Scouting based on regular-season play along with all-star selections and award […]

ACHA’s Panthers sign Posse point leader Anmol Garcha

  Anmol Garcha of the Princeton Posse has signed to play for the Drury University Panthers in the American Collegiate Hockey Association next fall. Garcha, a Sherwood Park, Alta., product, led the Posse in points with 57 in 38 games. He also had a team-leading 22 goals. Improved skating helped the 5-10, 165-pound forward have […]

ine+ nutrition joins KIJHL as a league partner

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is excited to welcome ine+ nutrition as a new league partner.  ine+ nutrition will be the presenting sponsor for player interviews on the Top Shelf podcast. Founded in 2020 by the husband-and-wife team, Elon and Talia, Elon brings 20+ years in the health, wellness and fitness industry specializing […]

BCIHL’s Vikes land Eagles captain Smith

  Sicamous Eagles captain Alex Smith has committed to the UVic Vikes of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League for the 2024-25 season. Smith had 31 points in 43 regular season games and added four points in seven KIJHL Teck Cup playoff games. This past season, the High River, Alta. product developed a greater sense of […]

BCIHL’s Lakers add offence with Dynamiters’ Konneke

  Parker Konneke of the Kimberley Dynamiters has signed to play for the Okanagan Lakers in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League for the 2024-25 season. Konneke, 19, was second on the Dynamiters with 56 points in 38 KIJHL regular season games. The West Kelowna product credits his time with the Dynamiters for helping him improve […]

KIJHL alum Hiller named LA Kings head coach

  Kootenay International Junior Hockey League alum Jim Hiller (Kimberley – 1985-86 season) has been named the Los Angeles Kings’ 30th head coach in franchise history, the organization announced Wednesday and held an official press conference today. The 55-year-old from Port Alberni went 21-12-1 as interim coach after taking over for Todd McLellan, who was […]

Coyotes’ Poole looks to bring ACHA’s Jimmies physicality and more

  James Poole of the Osoyoos Coyotes has signed to play for the University of Jamestown Jimmies in the American Collegiate Hockey Association in the fall. Poole had 14 points in 38 regular season games this past season for the Coyotes and played in three KIJHL Teck Cup playoff games. During the past season, the […]

BCIHL’s Vikes add Ghostriders’ Fournier

  Cole Fournier of the Fernie Ghostriders has committed to the University of Victoria Vikes in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League. Fournier, 20, of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. had 26 points in 43 KIJHL regular season games this season. He added 13 points in 21 Teck Cup playoff games as he helped the Ghostriders advance […]

Eagles hire Liam McOnie as new Head Coach & GM

The Sicamous Eagles are thrilled to announce the hiring of Liam McOnie as the team’s new Head Coach and General Manager. Liam’s recent successful season with the North Okanagan Knights made him a more than desirable candidate to step behind the Eagles bench. Not only his coaching skills but his philosophy put him on the […]