Kootenay Conference playoff preview

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s (KIJHL) playoffs hit the ice Friday as team’s begin pursuit of the Teck Cup.   Here are snapshots of the matchups from the two divisions.   Eddie Mountain: Kimberley Dynamiters (1) vs. Creston Valley Thunder Cats (4):   How they got here: The Dynamiters cruised to the top of […]

Palmer claims league MVP, league-wide winners announced

Dynamiters Palmer wins KIJHL MVP award Brock Palmer translated a dominating 50-goal, 98-point season into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s (KIJHL) Most Valuable Player award. Like the divisional awards, these are voted on by the 20 teams. Brock Palmer of the Kimberley Dynamiters celebrates his 50th goal. Palmer earned the KIJHL’s Top Scorer Award […]

KIJHL hires Jeff Dubois as next commissioner

KIJHL hires Jeff Dubois as new commissioner   Jeff Dubois has been hired as the new commissioner for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), the league announced today.   Dubois will succeed Larry Martel, who will continue in his duties through the conclusion of the 2020 Cyclone Taylor Cup in 100 Mile House. Dubois […]

Divisional award winners announced

KIJHL announce its divisional award winners   Kimberley Dynamiters forward Brock Palmer was named most valuable player in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s (KIJHL) Eddie Mountain division in back-to-back years.   Awards are voted on by all the teams in the KIJHL. Palmer’s selection was the lone consecutive award win in that division. In […]

Hot in the KI 3 Stars (ending Feb.23)

Bill Pringle Photography | KIJHL Media | Revelstoke Grizzlies Facebook page Rocket, Steam and Grizzlie get Hot in the KI selections   Golden Rocket Dominic Turner grabbed the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s (KIJHL) Hot in the KI first star with 10 points in three games.  Turner, 20, of Calgary helped the Rockets close out […]

Coyotes Doyle has bounce back year

Curt Doyle came into this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) season wanting to prove something to himself.   The Osoyoos Coyotes goalie wanted to improve his numbers from last year with the Castlegar Rebels – four wins in 13 games and 3.90 GAA and .877 save percentage. A concussion sidetracked him and created an […]

Mucking Around the KI – episode 21

Welcome to episode 21 of Mucking Around the KI.   This week, we’re joined by Kimberley goalie Adam Andersen, who recorded his third shutout of the season.   Columbia Valley Rockies forward Gareth Nicholas talks about where the team is at heading into the playoffs.   Spokane Braves coach Michael Bay talks about his team’s […]

Storm hosting playoff games at McArthur Island

AMLOOPS- The Storm will open the 2019 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) playoffs for the Teck Cup against the defending league and Cyclone Taylor Cup champs, the Revelstoke Grizzlies.   “To add a twist to our participation in the playoffs, we would also like to announce that we will be playing our home playoff games […]

Hot in the KI 3 Stars (ending Feb.16)

Photos by KIJHL Media | Millar Hill – 100 Mile Free Press | Paige Mueller/The Free Press   Storm, Wrangler and Ghostrider earn Hot In KI 3 Stars spotlight   Scoring back-to-back game-winning goals helped Kamloops Storm forward Chris Thon net the first star this week.   Along with having a winning touch, Thon enjoyed […]

Hot In The KI 3 Stars (ending Feb.9)

Photos credits – Tami Quan Photography, Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Revelstoke Grizzlies Facebook page Eagle, Thunder Cat and Grizzlie get Hot In KI 3 Stars spotlight   Sicamous Eagles rookie Jaxon Danilec has earned the first star for a second consecutive week. Read- Hot in the KI 3 Stars – ending Feb. 2   The […]