Welcome to the debut of the KIJHL Power Rankings, highlighting the top five teams weekly based on points percentage. Here is how they rank following the completion of week nine.
Osoyoos Coyotes: (20GP-15W, 2L, 1OTL – .825) The Coyotes maintained their position at first overall with a pair of wins, shutting out North Okanagan 7-0 and defeating Summerland 5-2. The Coyotes were led offensively by Kaleb Kremp, who had three goals and five points. Kenny Gerow turned aside 52 of 54 shots in his two wins and had a shutout.
Revelstoke Grizzlies: (20GP-15W, 5L .750) The Grizzlies earned a pair of wins, 3-1 over 100 Mile House and a 2-1 overtime win against the Kamloops Storm. They are now riding a 10-game winning streak. The Grizzlies had five scorers over the weekend with Jake Wallace and Jacob Smith leading the group with three and two points, respectively.
Kamloops Storm: (20GP-14W, 4L, 2OTL, .750) The Storm split their games on the weekend starting with a 2-1 win over Sicamous, then losing by the same score to the Grizzlies in overtime. Devin Benson and Zakery Anderson led with two points each.
Kimberley Dynamiters: (20GP-13W, 5L, 0 OTL, 2 SOL, .700) The Dynamiters earned a pair of wins, 6-1 over Columbia Valley and 7-0 over Golden. Rookies Kade Leskosky and Christian Mealey led with five points each. Tristan Self had both wins with a .977 save percentage and 0.55 goals against average, stopping 42 of 43 shots.
Columbia Valley Rockies: (23GP-14W, 6L, 2 OTL, 1 SOL, .674) The Rockies picked up a pair of wins over Creston Valley, 3-1 and Fernie, 3-2 after losing to Kimberley 6-1. Reed Sparrow led with two goals and four points in three games. Grady Nicholas and Scott Thompson each picked up wins.