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 […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Feb. 27

  Hayden Stocks of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, Cole Waldbillig of the Summerland Steam and Ethan Lawczynski of the Castlegar Rebels have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week. Stocks – Top Forward – The Edmonton, Alberta product helped the Nitehawks take a 3-1 series lead on the […]

KIJHL Divisional Award Winners Announced

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has announced its Divisional Award winners for the 2021/22 season. Honours have been awarded in seven categories for the Doug Birks, Eddie Mountain, Neil Murdoch and Bill Ohlhausen divisions: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team MVP’s

  Osoyoos Coyotes forward Jack Henderson looks poised to win the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League scoring championship. As the regular season nears completion on Feb. 19, Henderson has a seven point lead on Columbia Valley Rockies rookie Kayde Kinaschuk. While Henderson looks to land the Top Scorer crown, Kinaschuk is battling with Tristan Weill […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Feb. 13

Trystan Self of the Kimberley Dynamiters along with Tristan Weill and Cole Waldbillig of the Summerland Steam have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Feb. 13. Self – Top Goalie – The Calgary, Alberta product helped the Dynamiters earn two wins against the […]

KIJHL Notebook

  The 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season wraps up on Feb. 19 and there are still two playoff spots mathematically available. This week’s KIJHL Notebook connects with the leaders of each team to talk about how their respective teams are playing as the season comes to a close.  Eddie Mountain Division Kayde […]

MacMillan sharing experiences with players

  Mark MacMillan has loved his first season coaching junior hockey with the Summerland Steam. He took over the Head Coach and General Manager duties of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League organization in late October. “It’s fun to be at the rink. I think being at the rink every day in this aspect really […]

KIJHL Notebook

As the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League winds down to the completion of its 2021-22 regular season, the KIJHL Notebook digs into what some teams are focused on as they close out their schedules. Also highlighted are the remaining matchups for some teams.   Eddie Mountain Division Columbia Valley Rockies Head Coach Briar McNaney said […]

KIJHL Notebook: Unsung Heroes

This week’s KIJHL Notebook recognizes the unsung hero on teams. According to grammarist.com, that term first appeared in the mid-1800s, though it has its roots in ancient Greece. They say an unsung hero is a person who has achieved great things or committed acts of bravery or self-sacrifice, yet is not celebrated or recognized. The […]