HockeyTV is now FloHockey

Fans of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League will notice a few key changes when they tune in to watch their favourite team’s broadcasts this season, as HockeyTV is now part of the FloSports family and has been re-branded as FloHockey. In order to enjoy KIJHL game broadcasts during the 2023/24 season, fans who already […]

Quick Shift: A look at the North Okanagan Knights

  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 managers/head coaches. Next up is the North Okanagan Knights in the Bill Ohlhausen Division. The Knights qualified for the KIJHL Teck Cup playoffs with a record of 22-16-4-2 in […]

KIJHL alum wins Gold at Hlinka/Gretzky Cup

  Kris Mallette is the Head Coach for the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets and began his junior hockey coaching career in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League with the North Okanagan Knights, first as an assistant coach in 2010-11, then Head Coach from 2011-13. In his final season, he guided the Knights to the KIJHL Final, […]

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 […]

O’Rourke commits to ACHA’s Drury University

  Ethan O’Rourke of the North Okanagan Knights has committed to the Drury University Panthers in the American Collegiate Hockey Association. O’Rourke had 24 points in 31 games for the Knights and added three points in seven Teck Cup playoff games. With the Osoyoos Coyotes and Knights, O’Rourke registered 32 goals and 66 points in […]

Knights’ Walters signs with BCIHL’s Lakers

North Okanagan Knights forward Kevin-Thomas Walters will play for the Okanagan Lakers in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League next season. Walters, 21, completed his third and final season with the Knights, leading the team with 54 points in 34 games. In 128 career KIJHL regular season games, the Vernon product had 56 goals and 120 […]

Knights’ Jameson signs with MJHL’s Terriers

North Okanagan Knights forward Devin Jameson has signed with the Portage Terriers in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for next season. The Armstrong product completed his third full season with the Knights in which he had 45 points in 40 games. Jameson, 19, first debuted with the Knights in the 2019-20 season playing one game. […]

Bill Ohlhausen Division Bursary recipients

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the 12 student-athletes who competed during the 2022-23 season that it has selected to receive league bursaries. Each bursary is valued at $1,000 and will be applied towards post-secondary studies. Tuesday, April 18 – Doug Birks Division recipients Wednesday, April 19 – Eddie Mountain Division […]

Knights’ Bourgeois signs with BCHL Capitals

  North Okanagan Knights defenceman Adam Bourgeois has signed to play with the BCHL’s Cowichan Valley Capitals for the 2023-24 season. In his first season in the KIJHL, Bourgeois had four goals and 20 points in 24 regular season games. The 5-11, 169-pound blueliner added three goals and nine points in nine KIJHL playoff games. […]

Overall Award Winners – Scorer, Most Sportsmanlike & Coach of the Year

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is pleased to announce its Overall Award Winners for the 2022-23 regular season. Today and tomorrow, honours will be handed out in seven categories: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year. […]