KIJHL Notebook

  Kelowna native Maddix McCagherty began his junior hockey career in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos, who selected him in the 2021 bantam draft in the second round, 25th overall. The 16-year-old played 13 games and registered four shots. The Kelowna Chiefs announced on January 7 that they added the 5-11, 160-pound forward. […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Unless Kent Moors of the Summerland Steam goes on an absolute offensive tear in their final 10 games, Keenan Ingram of the Columbia Valley Rockies will finish as the top rookie producer. Plus, Moors would need Ingram, his KIJHL Prospects teammate to slow down. In 31 games, the Calgary product leads all rookies with […]

KIJHL Notebook: Lethal Ingram leads high-octane Rockies

  Led by Keenan Ingram, who is tied for the KIJHL lead in goals with 26, the Columbia Valley Rockies are the highest scoring team in the league with 132 goals. Later into this edition of the KIJHL Notebook, we’ll get into more detail about the Rockies offence as well as the other 18 teams, […]

KIJHL Notebook: Impressive recovery for Spring after broken leg

  In the second round of last season’s KIJHL Teck Cup championships, Carter Spring, who played for the Kimberley Dynamiters, had a season-ending injury against the Columbia Valley Rockies in Game 2. He sustained a fracture just above his ankle, which was also dislocated after a scoring opportunity on the penalty-kill when he was kind […]

KIJHL Notebook: Levi Hall and his Hall of Fame grandfather

Being a goalie kind of runs in the Hall family. Levi Hall of the Golden Rockets became one because of his grandfather Glenn, who only happens to be a Hockey Hall of Famer and one of the 100 greatest NHL players of all time. Levi’s older brother Luke Hall plays goal for the Portage College […]

KIJHL Notebook: BCHC Prospects Game experience

  When Ryan Larsen was added to the KIJHL Top Prospects team late due to an injury/illness to another player, that gave the Kamloops Storm three players in the B.C. Hockey Conference Prospects Game, which started with Owen Aura and Jake Phillips-Watts. Larsen ended up with a goal and two assists, including helping set up […]

KIJHL Notebook

  From Nov.6-13, six goalies recorded shutouts including both Princeton Posse netminders. Jozef Kuchaslo of the Revelstoke Grizzlies leads with three shutouts, which is one away from matching what he recorded last season in 16 games. Right behind Kuchaslo with two shutouts is his teammate Owen Albers, Ethan Rau of the Posse and Trystan Self […]

KIJHL Notebook: BCHC player spotlights

  On Tuesday, the British Columbia Hockey Conference announced the rosters for the KIJHL and PJHL teams that will compete in the first annual BCHC Prospects Game on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Sardis Sports Complex in Chilliwack, BC. The team, featuring players born mainly in 2005 and 2006 with a maximum of six from […]

KIJHL Notebook

  Before getting into the KIJHL Notebook, we want to give you a couple of facts about player and team performances. Three players in the KIJHL have earned a first star three times this season – they are Reed McLennan of the Fernie Ghostriders, Jordan Lario of the Golden Rockets and Ethan Shebansky of the […]

Steam’s Alyssa MacMillan KIJHL’s first female coach

  On Sept. 5, 2022 the Summerland Steam announced the hiring of Alyssa MacMillan as their new Assistant Coach and Director of Marketing and Advertising. MacMillan is the lone female coach in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and the first female coach in the league. In the Steam release, MacMillan joins the hockey club after […]