Captain Clark key to Thunder Cats

“He’s a kid you can definitely build your program around,” says Creston Valley Thunder Cats coach-GM Nick Redding on captain Andrew Clark.   Clark is a key piece to what the Thunder Cats do. Redding, who has coached Clark during his entire Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) career, which started with his hometown Spokane […]

Mucking Around the KI – Episode 15

The Drive FM has released its 15th episode of Mucking Around The KI.   Jeff and Wylie are joined by Josh Lockhart, the former host of the Nitros Night in Kimberley podcast.   North Okanagan Knights head coach Dean McAmmond talks about where the Knights are at heading into Christmas break.   Kimberley Dynamiters forward Keegan […]

Chase Cooke-ing up great season with Posse

  Princeton Posse rookie defenceman Chase Cooke does his best to hold off a Kamloops Storm player from getting to the puck. Robert Marsh photo Chase Cooke grew up watching the Merritt Centennials in the B.C. Hockey League. The 16-year-old Princeton Posse rookie remembers being on the ice with them constantly as a kid. When […]

Hot In the KI 3 Stars (Dec. 9-15)

  This week’s (Dec. 9-15) Hot In The KI 3 Stars are Creston Valley Thunder Cats forward Carson Small, Castlegar Rebels goalie Dawson Rattai and Osoyoos Coyotes defenceman Ryan MacDonald.   Small, a Lethbridge native, earns the first star after he scored four goals and added two assists in back-to-back wins (7-2, 8-4) over the […]

Mucking Around the KI – Episode 14

The Drive FM presents its 14th episode of Mucking Around The KI. In this episode, Jeff and Wylie catch up with Spokane Braves play-by-play announcer Greg Rentz. Grand Forks head coach John Clewlow joins us to talk about where the Border Bruins are at in the Neil Murdoch Division and his hopes for the team […]

Hot in the KI 3 Stars (Dec. 2-8)

This week’s (Dec. 2-8) Hot In The KI 3 Stars are Revelstoke Grizzlies goalie Noah DeSouza, Kimberley Dynamiters forward Cam Russell and Columbia Valley Rockies defenceman Tristan Lambert.   Desouza, of Erie, Colo., improved his record to 10-2-0 with a 3-0 victory over the Kelowna Chiefs on Dec. 6 and 7-1 against the Summerland Steam, […]

Mucking Around The KI- Episode 13

In the 13th episode of Mucking Around The KI, Wylie and Jeff connect with Dan Graber of the Kimberley Dynamiters.   He talks about a great weekend game against the Columbia Valley Rockies and transitioning from being a defenceman to a forward.   Dynamiters coach Derek Stuart returns to the podcast. He talks about the Nitros performance over […]

Hot In The KI 3 Stars (Nov. 25- Dec. 1)

This week’s (Nov. 25 to Dec. 1) Hot In The KI 3 Stars are Kimberley Dynamiters forward Brock Palmer,  Princeton Posse goalie Jaysen MacLean and Chase Heat defenceman Cam Watson.   Palmer, of Coaldale, Alta., earns the first star as he racked up nine points in Dynamiter victories over Golden (5-3), Beaver Valley (6-1) and […]

Rebels wear special jerseys tonight

The Castlegar Rebels show off their firefighter jerseys in front of a Castlegar Fire Department truck.   Submitted photo   The Castlegar Rebels battled the Nelson Leafs with a different look.   On Saturday night, they swapped their Anaheim Duck-themed jerseys and pants for those of firefighters. It’s a tribute to first responders on their […]

Rockets release December home schedule

The Golden Rockets have released their December home schedule.   Due to the chiller being out of commission for the foreseeable future at the Golden Arena, the following will be the home game schedule in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League through the balance of the month.   The regularly scheduled home game, Nov. 29, 2019 hosting […]