Hot In The KI 3 Stars- Steam, Ghostrider and Storm

The Hot In The KI 3 Stars of the week (Nov. 18-24) are Summerland Steam forward Cody Swan, Fernie Ghostriders forward Dylan Defosse and Kamloops Storm goalie Jakob Drapeau.   Swan, of Williams Lake, scored five goals and seven points in games against the Osoyoos Coyotes and Kelowna Chiefs. The Steam captain was named the […]

Woodside signs with BCHL’s Spruce Kings

The Princeton Posse are excited to announce that goaltender Carter Woodside has joined the Prince George Spruce Kings of the B.C. Hockey League for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season.   The Asquith, Sask., native’s stay in Princeton was short, but sweet.  In that time, Woodside backstopped the Posse to wins in every appearance and was […]

Mucking Around the KI – Episode 11

Welcome to another episode of Mucking Around the KI with The Drive, by Wylie and Jeff.   We’re joined by Creston Valley Thunder Cats coach Nick Redding, who’s talking about the Thunder Cats efforts to catch up to the Kimberley Dynamiters in the Eddie Mountain Division.   We also have a brief chat with Fernie […]

Rockets honouring local great Dhami

Jora Dhami has seen jerseys hang from the rafters in hockey rinks.   “You wonder that player must have been really good. That is the reason their number is up in the rafters,” says Dhami.   Golden Rockets governor Dan Ringheim says over the years, Golden fans and those involved with the Rockets have gathered for […]

Hot In The KI 3 Stars (Nov.11-17)

The Hot In The KI 3 Stars of the week (Nov. 11-17) feature 100 Mile House Wranglers forward Darian Long, Kelowna Chiefs goalie Michael Toole and Beaver Valley Nitehawks defenceman Brock Wallace. Long, 19, from Prince George, earns the first star as he helped the Wranglers to a pair of wins (5-3 over Summerland and […]

Hayden Hirsch leans on father for advice

Kamloops Storm forward Hayden Hirsch always asks his father, retired NHL goalie Corey Hirsch for advice and tips. KIJHL Media photo Being the son of a retired NHL goalie, Hayden Hirsch leans on his dad Corey for advice. Hayden tries to talk to his dad at least once a week. He will call him after a Kamloops […]

Mucking Around The KI- Episode 10

Mucking Around the KI by The Drive hits episode 10. We talk about what everybody’s talking about, Don Cherry being fired from Coach’s Corner. The situation has a unique local connection, as Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean quotes Kathryn Teneese of the Ktunaxa Nation in his apology to Canadians. Castlegar’s Bo Cornell joins the century club in […]

Mattila’s mental health work earns praise

Corey Hirsch thinks highly of Myles Mattila, the founder and director of   The retired NHL goalie and mental health advocate met Mattila two years ago not long after his Players Tribune story published.   Hirsch loves that the Kelowna Chiefs co-captain has taken it upon himself to help athletes after seeing a minor […]

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 […]