Steam’s Ouchi receives Doug Lidster Scholarship

  Mason Ouchi of the Summerland Steam didn’t realize he had received the Canucks Alumni Doug Lidster Scholarship for the Okanagan region until his mom told him. “I was pretty happy,” he said. Lidster, a Kamloops, B.C. native, played 897 NHL regular season games, collecting  343 points while spending most of his career with the […]

Steam’s Lynes signs with Nighthawks

  Jack Lynes of the Summerland Steam has signed to play with the Niverville Nighthawks of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for the 2022-23 season. In his lone season with the Steam in the KIJHL, Lynes, 19, had 11 goals and 26 points in 38 regular season games. The Spruce Grove, Alberta native added four […]

Steam’s McIsaac leads Team B.C. to bronze

  Summerland Steam defenceman Nate McIsaac captained the Team B.C. Under-18 male squad to a bronze medal at the 2022 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Membertou, Nova Scotia, May 7-14. The third-place finish meant back-to-back bronze medals for the squad, who last won bronze at the 2019 NAHC in Whitehorse, Yukon (a tournament was not […]

Steam’s McIsaac playing in Aboriginal Championships

  Nate McIsaac of the Summerland Steam is playing for Team B.C. in the 2022 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC). The 2022 NAHC takes place in Membertou First Nation, Nova Scotia, from May 7 to May 14, 2022. The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) hosted its Team BC Player Selection Camp from […]

Steam’s Chell signs with MJHL’s Oil Capitals

  Fresh off helping the Summerland Steam earn a 6-5 overtime win over the Osoyoos Coyotes in the KIJHL’s second round of the playoffs, Grayson Chell got a call that made him very happy. The call came from the Virden Oil Capitals of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League saying they wanted to sign him to […]

KIJHL announces 2022 Off-Ice Award Winners

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to announce a group of four new league awards that will recognize off-ice accomplishments and contributions. The inaugural class of award winners has been selected for the 2021-22 season in the following categories: Community Player of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Broadcaster of the Year and […]

KIJHL Overall Award Winners Announced

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has announced its Overall Award winners for the 2021/22 season. Honours have been handed out in seven categories: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. The overall KIJHL winners were selected from the four […]

KIJHL Rookie of the Year winners

  Kayde Kinaschuk of the Columbia Valley Rockies, Bryce Sookro of the Nelson Leafs, Zakery Anderson of the Kamloops Storm and Tristan Weill of the Summerland Steam are the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League divisional Rookie of the Year winners. Kinaschuk – Eddie Mountain Division –  The Calgary, Alberta product had a tremendous rookie season […]

KIJHL Playoffs Round 2, Game 6 recaps

March 11, 2022 Four-goal third period leads Dynamiters to victory Ty Smith’s first goal 15 seconds into the third period was the eventual winner for the Kimberley Dynamiters in a 6-2 final over the Columbia Valley Rockies. Trystan Self made 24 saves as the Dynamiters won the Eddie Mountain Division in six games. The Dynamiters […]