KIJHL Power Rankings – Week 2 (Oct. 2)

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League just played its second week of regular season action for the 2022-23 season. The KIJHL Power Rankings highlights the top-five teams based on winning percentage, with various tie-breakers to help decide after. The Revelstoke Grizzlies remain the lone undefeated team in the league after their 1-0 win over […]

Sorken, Gallo and Lewis named Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week

  Wyatt Sorken (Revelstoke Grizzlies), Brandon Gallo (Revelstoke Grizzlies) and Ben Lewis (Summerland Steam) have been selected as the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s first 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending September 25, 2022. Sorken – Top Forward – The Grizzlies rookie had an incredible start to his junior career with […]

Steam’s Konneke signs with MJHL Oil Capitals

  Parker Konneke credits the Summerland Steam in helping him move on to the Virden Oil Capitals in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for the 2022-23 season. The West Kelowna product is the second Steam player to join the Oil Capitals, with the first being Grayson Chell earlier in the off-season. In his lone season […]

New Wave: Summerland Steam

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has an exciting new wave of rookie talent entering the 2022-23 season, which begins on Sept. 23. Leading up to the start of the season, we will highlight those players from each team. Next in the New Wave series are the Summerland Steam. The Steam placed third in […]

Steam’s Weill set to fly with MJHL Flyers

  Playing for the Summerland Steam was great for Tristan Weill to grow as a player on- and off-the ice. In parts of two seasons with the Steam, the West Kelowna product put up 54 points in 45 games. During the 2021-22 season, Weill led the Steam with 53 points in 42 Kootenay International Junior […]

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 […]