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, 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 […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team Performance

  With most KIJHL teams now completed the quarter-mark of their 42-game schedule, we dig into how they have been performing in this week’s KIJHL Notebook.   Eddie Mountain Division Atop of the Eddie Mountain Division, the Columbia Valley Rockies have eight wins in 13 games. The Rockies earned a split last weekend, in which […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Oct. 31

Grayson Chell and Cole Waldbillig of the Summerland Steam as well as McCoy Bidewell of the Fernie Ghostriders are the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Oct. 31. Chell – 1st Star- In three games, all wins for the Steam, Chell collected three goals and seven […]

Mark MacMillan is all-aboard with Steam

  SUMMERLAND- Mark MacMillan has been hired as the new Head Coach and General Manager of the Summerland Steam, the organization announced Wednesday. The Penticton native steps behind the Steam bench after six years of professional hockey, including the last two seasons in Denmark playing for the Herning Blue Fox. While starring in the B.C. […]


Summerland Steam Junior Hockey Club The Summerland Steam wish to announce that the organization and Head Coach and General Manager Nick Deschenes have mutually agreed to part ways effective immediately.  The organization wishes to thank Coach Deschenes for all of his hard work and dedication throughout the past year and a half and wish him […]

Steam Prepared for Tough Regular Season

The Steam played six hard exhibition games against Kelowna and Princeton. All the games were contested games with the Steam coming out with a 4 and 2 record. The regular season starts this weekend as the Steam travel to Kelowna on Friday and host Summerland on Sunday. GO STEAM!!!


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