KIJHL season opener

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League opens its 2022-23 season today with eight matchups. The Columbia Valley Rockies open at home at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena as one of two earlier games starts to kick off the season. The Rockies begin their season against the team they finished it against last season – […]

Top Shelf

In episode 4 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast, host Mark Berry connects with Summerland Steam voice Tim Hogg, while KIJHL Director of Communications Emanuel Sequeira chats with Revelstoke Grizzlies defenceman Brandon Gallo. Berry also talks to Kimberley Dynamiters Head Coach & GM Derek Stuart. The podcast also features news from the league.

KIJHL gives Commissioner Jeff Dubois extension

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is pleased to announce that Commissioner Jeff Dubois has signed a five-year contract extension that will see him remain in his role through the end of the 2027-28 season. Dubois joined the KIJHL in March 2020, and has developed a number of key partnerships including new league and […]

KIJHL, PJHL announce creation of BCHC

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and the Pacific Junior Hockey League are pleased to announce the creation of the British Columbia Hockey Conference. This new organization represents a partnership between two of Western Canada’s premier junior hockey leagues to advance their level of competitive hockey in British Columbia. The British Columbia Hockey Conference’s inaugural […]

Nitehawks’ Burgeson joins AJHL’s Pontiacs

  Hunter Burgeson of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks will play for the La Ronge Ice Wolves in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League this season. Burgeson had earned a spot with the Bonnyville Pontiacs in the Alberta Junior Hockey League, but the Pontiacs traded his playing rights to La Ronge on Sept. 20 for the rights […]

New Wave: Beaver Valley Nitehawks

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has an exciting new wave of rookie talent entering the 2022-23 season, which begins on Sept. 23. Leading up to the start of the season, we will highlight those players from each team. Next in the New Wave series are the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. The Nitehawks finished second […]

KIJHL announces Disciplinary Action for TCats

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has announced disciplinary measures against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats organization following an investigation into allegations of hazing. The KIJHL was notified of the incident by Thunder Cats’ staff on Tuesday, September 13th and immediately suspended team activities, including the cancellation of the team’s exhibition game the following evening, […]

New Wave: Kelowna Chiefs

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has an exciting new wave of rookie talent entering the 2022-23 season, which begins on Sept. 23. Leading up to the start of the season, we will highlight those players from each team. Next in the New Wave series are the Kelowna Chiefs. The Chiefs finished second in […]

Top Shelf

    Episode 3 of Top Shelf – The KIJHL Podcast is now available. This week’s episode features interviews with Creston Valley Thunder Cats broadcaster Eric Blow, Columbia Valley Rockies HC/GM Emery Olauson, and Nelson Leafs rookie goalie Jasper Tait.

Thunder Cats’ Redding joins MHL Rapids

  Adam Redding of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats will play for the Grand Falls Rapids in the Maritime Hockey League this season. The Spokane, Washington product had 31 points in 41 KIJHL regular season games, and added six points in seven Teck Cup playoff games. It was his lone season in the KIJHL. Redding […]