KIJHL Notebook: Unsung Heroes

This week’s KIJHL Notebook recognizes the unsung hero on teams. According to, that term first appeared in the mid-1800s, though it has its roots in ancient Greece. They say an unsung hero is a person who has achieved great things or committed acts of bravery or self-sacrifice, yet is not celebrated or recognized. The […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team Performance

  With most KIJHL teams now completed the quarter-mark of their 42-game schedule, we dig into how they have been performing in this week’s KIJHL Notebook.   Eddie Mountain Division Atop of the Eddie Mountain Division, the Columbia Valley Rockies have eight wins in 13 games. The Rockies earned a split last weekend, in which […]

KIJHL 3 Stars of the week: ending Oct.31

  Grayson Chell and Cole Waldbillig of the Summerland Steam as well as McCoy Bidewell of the Fernie Ghostriders are the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Oct. 31. Chell – 1st Star- In three games, all wins for the Steam, Chell collected three goals and seven […]

Mark MacMillan is all-aboard with Steam

  SUMMERLAND- Mark MacMillan has been hired as the new Head Coach and General Manager of the Summerland Steam, the organization announced Wednesday. The Penticton native steps behind the Steam bench after six years of professional hockey, including the last two seasons in Denmark playing for the Herning Blue Fox. While starring in the B.C. […]


Summerland Steam Junior Hockey Club The Summerland Steam wish to announce that the organization and Head Coach and General Manager Nick Deschenes have mutually agreed to part ways effective immediately.  The organization wishes to thank Coach Deschenes for all of his hard work and dedication throughout the past year and a half and wish him […]

Steam Prepared for Tough Regular Season

The Steam played six hard exhibition games against Kelowna and Princeton. All the games were contested games with the Steam coming out with a 4 and 2 record. The regular season starts this weekend as the Steam travel to Kelowna on Friday and host Summerland on Sunday. GO STEAM!!!


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Steam Ready for Playoff Date with Posse

Summerland, BC – After finishing up their regular season schedule this past weekend, the Summerland Steam are ready and looking forward to the 2020 KIJHL Playoffs. While their results were mixed during their final weekend of regular season play, the way they handled themselves proved they are playoff ready. On Friday night, the Steam played […]

Swan Sets KIJHL Record as Steam Thump Coyotes

Summerland, BC – After all the years of struggle encountered at the Sun Bowl Arena, the Summerland Steam finally put a bow on a near perfect season against the rival Osoyoos Coyotes on Wednesday night. In six meetings against their southern rivals this season they picked up 11 of a possible 12 points, 5 of […]

Steam Produce 4-Point Weekend Against Division Rivals

Summerland, BC – With their eyes on securing a post-season birth and working towards home ice advantage, the Summerland Steam set out last weekend looking for four points in a pair of divisional games. At this time of year, these divisional games play a major role in deciding seeding for the KIJHL playoffs, and the […]