The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League finished its 11th week and has started its Christmas break. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage and here is how they rank.
Osoyoos Coyotes: (GP: 25 W: 19 L: 2 OTL: 1 SOL: 3) The Coyotes maintained their spot at the top of the KIJHL with two wins over Princeton (3-2) and Summerland (6-5). Rookie Ethan McKinley led the team with two goals and seven points.
Kamloops Storm: (GP: 25 W: 18 L: 4 OTL: 2 SOL:1) The Storm remained in second spot with three wins in four games. The Storm defeated 100 Mile House in back-to-back games (5-1 and 3-0), lost to Chase (2-1 in a shootout) and defeated Sicamous (6-1). Zakery Anderson had four goals and six points in four games.
Revelstoke Grizzlies: (GP: 23 W: 17 L: 5 OTL: 1 SOL: ) The Grizzlies remain in the third spot as they did not play during the week. They began their Christmas break after playing on Dec. 11. They resume play on New Year’s Eve when they host the Kelowna Chiefs.
Columbia Valley Rockies: (GP: 27 W: 17 L: 7 OTL: 2 SOL: 1) The Rockies kept their fourth spot in the rankings with two wins in three games. They defeated Fernie (6-5 in OT), then played Golden in back-to-back games (winning 8-2, then losing 4-2 at home.) Colby Phillips led the team with three goals and five assists in three games.
Kimberley Dynamiters: (GP: 24 W: 15 L: 7 OTL: 0 SOL: 2) The Dynamiters maintained their fifth spot, though the Nelson Leafs are biting at their heels with a winning percentage .007 behind them. The Dynamiters played two games, earning a win, 3-2 against Creston Valley. They lost 2-1 to Fernie heading into the break. Defenceman Tenzin Bogardis enjoyed a two-point performance, his first multi-point game of the season, against Creston Valley.