KIJHL Power Rankings – Week 15 (Dec.31/23)


The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League completed its 15th week of action for the 2023-24 regular season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on their performance over the past 10 games, including winning percentage.


Revelstoke Grizzlies
Last Week: 1
Record: 21-5-0

The Grizzlies earned a 4-0 win at the Revelstoke Forum over the Golden Rockets. The Grizzlies earned the win with the help of their power-play, which went 3-for-9, while their penalty-kill was perfect at 7-for-7. The Grizzlies power-play is sixth best in the league going 30-for-144 (20.8 per cent), while the PK is No.1 (93.1 per cent) allowing nine goals on 130 opportunities.


Sicamous Eagles
Last Week: 2
Record: 23-4-1

The Eagles return to action this weekend following the Christmas break. They have the third-best power-play (23 per cent) going 41-for-178, while their PK also ranks third (88.3 per cent) allowing 16 goals on 137 opportunities.


Kimberley Dynamiters
Last Week: 3
Record: 21-8-1

The Dynamiters lost both Christmas Classic games to the Fernie Ghostriders 5-1 at home, then 2-1 in overtime on the road. Their power-play went a combined 0-for-4, while their penalty-kill was perfect at 7-for-7. The Dynamiters own the league’s best power-play (24.3 per cent) going 34-for-140, while their PK is second best (90.7 per cent) allowing 14 goals on 150 opportunities.


Beaver Valley Nitehawks
Last Week: Not ranked
Record: 20-8-0-1

The Nitehawks picked up a pair of wins, 3-2 in a shootout and 6-4, against the Nelson Leafs. The Nitehawks power-play went 2-for-16, while the penalty-kill was 13-for-14 in the two games combined. The Nitehawks have the league’s fourth best power-play (22.8 per cent) going 28-for-123, while their PK is sixth best (85.7 per cent) allowing 19 goals on 133 opportunities.


Princeton Posse
Last Week: 4
Record: 22-6-0-1

The Posse split a pair of games against the Osoyoos Coyotes, losing 5-1 on home ice, then earning an 8-2 road win. The Posse went 4-for-19 on the power-play, and 12-for-15 on the penalty-kill. The Posse has the league’s eighth best power-play at (19.1 per cent) 33-for-173, while their PK is also eighth best (84.9 per cent) allowing 23 goals on 152 opportunities.