KIJHL Notebook for Nov. 3

  Rookies are once making an impact among the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League points leaders. On the skaters side, five of the Top 10 are first-year players – Zach Baumann and Tie Schumacher from Spokane, Owen Dewitt and Hayden Evans from Sicamous Eagles and Tysin Mulligan from the Columbia Valley Rockies. It’s impressive to […]

KIJHL Notebook for Oct. 27

  The Beaver Valley Nitehawks are the highest scoring team in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with 60 goals in 10 games for an average of six a game. Their top guns are Adam Redding and Tim Josza with six goals each. The Princeton Posse are the second highest with 46 goals in 10 […]

KIJHL Notebook – Oct. 20

  Thirteen Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams have scored in the first minute of a period this season, for a total of 24 goals. The Columbia Valley Rockies lead with four first-minute goals, followed by the Spokane Braves and Summerland Steam with three. The Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Fernie Ghostriders, Kelowna Chiefs and Nelson Leafs […]

KIJHL Notebook for Oct. 13

  Revelstoke Grizzlies goalie Jozef Kuchaslo recorded his second shutout of the season against the Columbia Valley Rockies. It’s the 11th career regular season shutout for the Mission, B.C. native in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. As a rookie, he had four shutouts. Last season, his first as a starter, he had five. Will […]

Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast for Oct. 13

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This week, KIJHL Commissioner Jeff Dubois joins Mark to discuss the two big announcements this week. Emanuel Sequeira talks with one of the Hudl Instat Players of the Week, Ethan Shebansky from the Grand Forks Border Bruins. The Summerland Steam’s Brayden Gosselin was Defenceman of the Week […]

Chakrabarti, Gosselin & Shebansky named KIJHL 3 Stars

    Luke Chakrabarti (Creston Valley Thunder Cats), Brayden Gosselin (Summerland Steam) and Ethan Shebansky (Grand Forks Border Bruins) have been selected as the Hudl Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Oct. 8. Chakrabarti – Top Forward – The Thunder Cats captain had five goals and […]

KIJHL Notebook for Oct. 6

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s 2023-24 regular season is two weeks in and four players have recorded hat-tricks. Three of those have come from rookies – Owen Dewitt (Sicamous Eagles), Luke Nottviet (Grand Forks Border Bruins) and Tysin Mulligan (Columbia Valley Rockies). The other is by Daytn Kulynych of the Castlegar Rebels, who […]

KIJHL Notebook for Sept. 29

  The first weekend of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 2023-24 season didn’t disappoint. The defending Teck Cup champion Kimberley Dynamiters won their opening game, the Eddie Mountain division regular season champs, the Columbia Valley Rockies gave Tayler Sincennes his first KIJHL win as a head coach and the Spokane Braves bounced back from […]

Quick Shift: A look at the Summerland Steam

  Welcome to Quick Shift, which provides a preview of each of the 20 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams, with insight from their respective general manager/head coach heading into the regular season. Next is the Summerland Steam in the Bill Ohlhausen division. The Steam finished fourth in the division with a 14-24-3-3 record and […]

McIsaac signs with BCHL’s Vees

Nate McIsaac of the Summerland Steam has signed to play with the Penticton Vees of the B.C. Hockey League. McIsaac had nine points in 44 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games and had 20 points in 83 career KIJHL games. He also played in 15 KIJHL Teck Cup playoff games.  Under the guidance of former […]