Experienced Caplan to lead Rebels program

  The Castlegar Rebels have turned to experience to ensure their program continues in the direction that Carter Duffin left it in after joining the Lloydminster Bobcats in the summer.   Last month the Rebels announced the hiring of Arnie Caplan as their next Head Coach-GM.   “We’re very proud of where our organization is […]

KIJHL team preview: Revelstoke Grizzlies

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 2021-22 season begins Oct. 1. Leading into the season we are providing previews on each of the teams.   Next up are the Revelstoke Grizzlies in the Doug Birks Division. During the COVID-19 shortened season, the Grizzlies scored 15 goals en route to winning their lone two games. […]

KIJHL team preview: Kamloops Storm

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 2021-22 season begins Oct. 1. Leading into the season we are providing previews on each of the teams. Next up are the Kamloops Storm in the Doug Birks Division. The Storm hired Geoff Grimwood as their new head coach, taking over from Steve Gainey, who remains involved with the […]

Heat ink Storm alum Perepeluk

  Kamloops Storm alum Reid Perepeluk never made it to the Colorado Avalanche prospects development camp as planned.   When the Calgary Flames learned that the former Prince George Cougar and graduate of the Brandon Wheat Kings program was headed to Denver, they started contract negotiations with Perepeluk’s agent. Both sides agreed to a one-way […]

KIJHL team preview: Chase Heat

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 2021-22 season begins Oct. 1. Leading into the season we are providing previews on each of the teams.   Next up are the Chase Heat in the Doug Birks Division. The Heat under Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Brad Fox won two of their three games […]

KIJHL team preview: North Okanagan Knights

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 2021-22 season begins Oct. 1. Leading into the season we are providing a series of previews with the latest on each team. Next up are the North Okanagan Knights in the Bill Ohlhausen Division. The Knights head into this season having promoted former assistant coach Liam McOnie to […]

Connecting with Justin Bourne

  Justin Bourne is an alum of the Osoyoos Heat, having played in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in 2000-01. In 58 games, Bourne put up hot numbers with 38 goals and 92 points to finish second in league scoring. He used that season to make the jump to the B.C. Hockey League with […]

KIJHL team preview: Princeton Posse

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 2021-22 season begins Oct. 1. Leading into the season we are providing previews on each of the teams. Next up are the Princeton Posse in the Bill Ohlhausen Division. The Posse enter the season with a new Head Coach & Assistant GM in Mark Readman, taking over from Mark […]

KIJHL team preview: Osoyoos Coyotes

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 2021-22 season begins Oct. 1. Leading into the season we are providing previews on each of the teams. Next up are the Osoyoos Coyotes in the Bill Ohlhausen Division. Coyotes coach Carter Rigby heads into his first full season after guiding the club to a win in three […]

KIJHL team preview: Kelowna Chiefs

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 2021-22 season begins Oct. 1. Leading into the season we are providing previews on each of the teams. Next up are the Kelowna Chiefs in the Bill Ohlhausen Division. The Chiefs head into the season with a new coach in Travers Rebman.  His philosophy on player development will […]