Welcome to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Alumni report.
Graduates of the league have been making an impact with their teams and getting back into action.
Jake Livingstone (Creston Valley Thunder Cats) and the University of Minnesota Mavericks, have advanced to the Final Four, scheduled for April 8-10.
Minnesota State will face St. Cloud State in one semi-final. This will be Minnesota State’s first appearance at the Frozen Four. In 27 games, Livingstone has four goals and 14 points. Earlier this month, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association announced its 2020-21 all-conference teams and Livingston made the list for the WCHA All-Rookie Team.
Ross Armour (Beaver Valley Nitehawks) and the Bemidji State Beavers saw their season end on March 27. The Beavers lost 3-0 to the University of Massachusetts. The loss came in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament East Regional Final. Armour scored the overtime winner to send the Beavers to the East Regional Final. Armour had five goals and 10 points in 29 games this season.
Aiden Sutter is in his second season with the Everett Silvertips and has two assists in five games. The Kamloops native trained and played games with the Kamloops Storm this season. Sutter is plus-2 with 11 penalty minutes and six shots on goal.
Former Fernie Ghostrider Jordon Kromm netted a hat trick for the University of Jamestown as they defeated Minot State University 7-3 on March 18, in American Collegiate Hockey Association.
Tyson Brouwer (Kimberley) made 23 saves for the Jimmies, who advanced to the national championship. The Jimmies have 16 KIJHL players on their roster.
Benjamin Keon (100 Mile House Wranglers) has an assist in seven games with the Grande Prairie Storm in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Keon collected the assist against the Drayton Valley Thunder.
Malik Kaddoura (Sicamous Eagles) has an assist in four games with the Olds Grizzlys in the AJHL.