Ducharme commits to ACHA’s Sun Devils

  Marc Ducharme of the Summerland Steam has committed to play for the Arizona State University Sun Devils in the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Ducharme, 19, produced 18 points in 44 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games last season and had 26 in 80 career games. Ducharme also played in 15 KIJHL Teck Cup playoff […]

BC Hockey approves KIJHL for Junior A status

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) is thrilled to announce that the league and its 20 member clubs have been reclassified as Junior A, Tier 2 beginning the 2023/24 season following a unanimous vote by BC Hockey’s Board of Directors. The decision immediately vaults the KIJHL to Junior A status and provides an avenue […]

Steam’s Cameron signs with BCHL’s Vees

  Summerland Steam forward Austin Cameron has signed to play for the Penticton Vees in the BCHL next season. The Kelowna product was third on the Steam with 23 points in 34 games last season and added three assists in four KIJHL Teck Cup championship games. Cameron played in four games as an affiliate player […]

Steam HC-GM MacMillan hired by BCHL’s Vees

Release from www.pentictonvees.ca Summerland Steam Head Coach-GM Mark MacMillan has been hired as an Assistant Coach by the Penticton Vees, the BCHL organization announced today. “I am very excited to have Mark join our staff, as he checked all the boxes of what I was looking for in this position,” began Vees’ President, General Manager & […]

Steam’s Bowland signs with WHL Hitmen

  Summerland Steam rookie forward Simon Bowland has signed to play for the Calgary Hitmen in the Western Hockey League next season. It’s an exciting opportunity for the Penticton product who had been working hard for an opportunity at the Junior A level. Bowland had seven points in 44 games and added one assist in […]

Steam’s Moors signs with BCHL’s Capitals

Summerland Steam rookie forward Kent Moors has signed to play for the Cowichan Valley Capitals in the BCHL for the 2023-24 season. Moors led the Steam with 40 points in 41 games, which also ranked him third among all KIJHL rookies. Moors 18, a Victoria product, represented the KIJHL in the BCHC Prospects Game and […]

Top Shelf podcast for March 31

Welcome to Top Shelf – The KIJHL podcast. This week we start with Posse GM Mark McNaughton and KIJHL broadcaster Tim Hogg talking about Morton Johnston who passed away suddenly last Sunday. During the main podcast, interviews with Cash Regan from the Dynamiters, Chase Heat President Darryl Adamson, PJHL broadcaster Andrew Cheverie and VIJHL broadcaster […]

Steam captain Waldbillig signs with BCIHL’s Lakers

  Summerland Steam captain Cole Waldbillig has committed to play for the Okanagan Lakers in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League. Steam Head Coach-GM Mark MacMillan says his two-year captain “is a great all-around player.” “He’s a great kid, great competitor and comes to the rink wanting to win,” says MacMillan. “He plays hard every night, […]

KIJHL Notebook: Teck Cup playoffs

In speaking with coaches leading up to the start of the KIJHL Teck Cup playoffs for this Notebook, Kamloops Storm bench boss Jan Ludvig likely provided the best quote as the Quest for the Teck Cup begins tomorrow. “It’s gonna be like a good boxing match,” said Ludvig of their matchup with the Sicamous Eagles. […]

KIJHL Notebook: Neil Murdoch battles

  It’s the last week of the KIJHL regular season, and while all of the playoff spots have been solidified, there is still positioning to fight for. This will make for an exciting week of action, especially in the Neil Murdoch division.  The Grand Forks Border Bruins have a two-point lead on Beaver Valley and […]