Rebels, Thunder Cats and Ghostrider commit to Jimmies

The University of Jamestown Jimmies are beginning to add new pieces to their program for the 2020-21 season. The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) is proud to announce that five of those players are coming from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Castlegar Rebels and Fernie Ghostriders. From the Rebels, joining are Bo Cornell and […]

Hot In The KI 3 Stars of the Week

Osoyoos Coyotes goalie Curt Doyle, Kimberley Dynamiters forward Brock Palmer and North Okanagan Knights defenceman Cole Haberlack have been selected as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s (KIJHL) Hot In The KI 3 Stars for Nov. 4-11.   Doyle, a Kamloops native, earns the first start after he helped the Coyotes snap a 17-game winless […]

Mucking Around the KI – Episode 9

In episode nine of Mucking Around The KI:   We speak with several Eddie Mountain Division coaches, as Jeff speaks with Columbia Valley’s Wade Dubielewicz and Kimberley’s Derek Stuart while Howie Ashmore talks with Fernie’s Jeff Wagner after the Ghostriders regular season match-up in Elkford.   We’re also joined once again by KIJHL commissioner Larry […]

Benedetto hot in the Heat’s crease

Vince Benedetto has been an important addition to the Chase Heat. Since joining in early October, the Edmonton native has earned a game star four times. Peter Kalasz Photography It didn’t take long for Vince Benedetto to develop a strong bond with his Chase Heat teammates. “I’m a pretty social guy. Arriving a little late, […]

Braves rookie excels on ice, football field

Spokane Braves forward Ryan McKenna has had a busy fall.   Along with playing his first season of junior hockey, he is also playing high school football with Gonzaga Prep.   The Spokane native was featured on KREM2   Watch- Gonzaga Prep’s Ryan McKenna excels at two sports at same time

Former Dynamiter is succeeding in SJHL

Kimberley Dynamiters alum Jackson Bohan is playing a key role with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Humboldt Broncos.   Bohan, a Cranbrook native, put up 30 points in 44 regular season games with the Dynamiters and added another six in 17 playoff games.   The Journal’s Robin Wark wrote a story on Bohan and his […]

Veteran pair leads Border Bruins

  Captain Liam Stalwick leads the way towards high-fives after scoring a goal. Leadership among the Grand Forks Border Bruins is strong. It starts with captain Liam Stalwick and is supported by Nathan Cohen-Wallis. Cohen-Wallis, a product of Canmore, Alta., lets his play do the majority of his talking. However, a nudge by coach-GM John Clewlow has […]

Hot In The KI – 3 Stars of the Week

This week’s (Oct. 28-Nov. 3) Hot In The KI 3 Stars of the week are Kevin-Thomas Walters, Andrew Palm and Sawan Gill.   After being held off the scoresheet in a 3-2 loss to the Princeton Posse on Nov. 1, Walters was named a game star for the North Okanagan Knights as he netted a hat-trick, including […]

International experience helps Braves goalie develop

SPOKANE, Wash.-Marcello De Antunano’s growth as a goalie is the result of two factors.   The 17-year-old Spokane Brave has benefited from playing on the international stage with Mexico. Born to Mexican parents, who taught him Spanish, the Irving, Tex., native described playing for the Mexican under-18 team as unreal.   “I cherished every minute I was […]