KIJHL weekend action

The Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins battle tonight at the Jack Goddard Memorial Arena. Jennifer Small photo


Here’s a look at the second weekend of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.


Friday, Oct. 8.


The Kimberley Dynamiters (2-0) visit the Columbia Valley Rockies (1-2-0) at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. It’s the second meeting between the teams, with the Dynamiters taking the first one 6-1. Cash Regan leads the Dynamiters with a goal and four points, while Colby Phillips leads the Rockies with three, all assists. The Dynamiters have won all seven of their meetings over the last five seasons.


The Nelson Leafs (1-0-0-1) take on the Fernie Ghostriders (0-2-0) at the Fernie Memorial Arena. It’s the second meeting between the clubs, with Nelson winning the first on Oct. 2, 4-1. Rhett Hamilton leads the Leafs in scoring with three points, all goals. Tanner Chapman has the lone goal for the Ghostriders. In the last five seasons, the teams are 2-1-1 against each other.


The Sicamous Eagles (1-1-0) host the Chase Heat (2-0-0). The teams met on opening night with the Heat winning 4-1. Aiden Brown leads the Heat with three goals and four points. Kingsley Brockett leads the Eagles with two points. In the last five seasons, the Heat are 6-1-0 against the Eagles.


The 100 Mile House Wranglers (0-1-0) host the Princeton Posse (0-2-0). It’s the first meeting between the clubs. Andrew Karam leads the Posse with a goal and four points, while Jace Myers and Ethan Sanders each have a goal for the Wranglers. In the last five seasons, the Posse are 3-0-0 against the Wranglers.


The Castlegar Rebels (0-1-1) visit the Grand Forks Border Bruins (0-1-0) at the Jack Goddard Memorial Arena. In the last five seasons the Rebels are 6-1-0. Griffen Ryden leads the Rebels with two goals and three points, while Hunter Wood leads the Border Bruins with two points, both assists. 


The Creston Valley Thunder Cats (1-1-0) visit the Beaver Valley Nitehawks (2-0-0) at the Beaver Valley Arena. In the last five seasons, the Nitehawks are 2-0-1 versus the Thunder Cats. Sheldon Kwiatkowski leads the Thunder Cats with three points, while Judah Makway leads the Nitehawks with five points.


The North Okanagan Knights (0-1-0) host the Kamloops Storm (1-1-0) at Nor-Val Centre. the Storm are 3-0-1 against the Knights over the last five seasons. Harrison Ewert leads the Storm with three points, while Tyler Burke leads the Knights with a goal.


The Summerland Steam (0-1-0) host the Revelstoke Grizzlies (1-0-0) at the Summerland Arena. The Grizzlies are 3-0-0 against the Steam (0-2-1) in the last five season. Brandon Gallo leads the Grizzlies with two points, while Grayson Chell leads the Steam with two.


The Osoyoos Coyotes (1-0-1) host the Kelowna Chiefs (2-0-0) at the Sun Bowl Arena. The Chiefs have a 6-0 edge against the Coyotes. Spencer Horning leads the Chiefs with four points, while Crae Dawson leads the Coyotes with three points.


Saturday, Oct. 9


The Leafs (1-0-0-1) are at Dynamiters (2-0-0) in the Kimberley Civic Centre. In the last five seasons, the Dynamiters have the edge at 5-0-0, with the Leafs at 0-1-2.


The Nitehawks visit the Rockies at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena and the Nitehawks are 2-1-0 over the last five seasons, while the Rockies are 1-1-1.


The Golden Arena will see the Rockets host the Ghostriders. In their previous meetings, the Ghostriders are 4-2-0, while the Rockets are 2-3-1.


The Chiefs host the Grizzlies at the Rutland Arena. The Grizzlies have an edge in their meetings over the last five seasons winning all three in regulation time. 


The Eagles are hosting the Posse at the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre. Meeting between these teams in the previous five seasons have been close with the Eagles 2-1-0 and the Posse, 1-1-1.


At the Art Holding Memorial Arena in Chase, the Heat take on the Kamloops Storm. Over the previous five seasons, the Heat are 4-2-1, while the Storm are 3-4-0.


At the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre, the Rebels will face the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. It brings back former Rebels Head Coach-GM Bill Rotheisler. The teams have met three times over the last five years with the Thunder Cats going 2-1-0 and the Rebels 1-2-0.


The Summerland Arena will have the Steam host the North Okanagan Knights. The Steam have the edge in their match ups at 4-2-0 with the Knights 2-3-1-0.


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