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 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 […]

KIJHL Notebook

  The KIJHL Teck Cup Championship playoff action continues to be great as the second round enters its latter half with a few teams now in best-of-three battles as you can see in our playoff bracket. This edition of the KIJHL Notebook focuses on how teams are doing in their respective second-round series.   Bill […]

KIJHL Playoffs Day 8 recap

March 3, 2022 The opening round of the KIJHL Teck Cup Championships are now complete after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks defeated the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in the seventh, and deciding game, 3-2. Trail product Nathan Dominici scored the winner with 6:11 remaining in the third period, his second goal of the playoffs. The Thunder […]

KIJHL Notebook: Playoff edition

  What a great first round of the playoffs to kick off the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Teck Cup Championships. There were several overtime thrills, tremendous action and ends off with Game 7 battles. This KIJHL Notebook focuses on the first round winners.   Eddie Mountain Division Aside from the opening period in Game […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Month: February

  Jack Henderson of the Osoyoos Coyotes, Cole Waldbillig of the Summerland Steam and Trystan Self of the Kimberley Dynamiters have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Month for February. Henderson – Top Forward – The Quesnel native helped the Coyotes win eight of 10 games, including defeating […]