KIJHL alumni recognized with BCIHL awards

  The B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League announced its league award winners for the 2021-22 season on April 29. Several Kootenay International Junior Hockey League alumni were recognized.   Second Team All-Stars Finn Withey (Revelstoke Grizzlies) – UVic Vikes (11GP, 5G, 3A, 8 PTS)  Kyle Bergh (Princeton Posse, Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Castlegar Rebels) SFU (12GP, […]

KIJHL Overall Award Winners Announced

  The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has announced its Overall Award winners for the 2021/22 season. Honours have been handed out in seven categories: Most Valuable Player, Top Scorer, Top Defenceman, Top Goaltender, Rookie of the Year, Most Sportsmanlike Player and Coach of the Year. The overall KIJHL winners were selected from the four […]

KIJHL MSP Divisional Winners

Corbin Cockerill of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, Tyson Lautard of the Nelson Leafs, Reid Stumpf of the 100 Mile House Wranglers and Matthew Johnston of the North Okanagan Knights received the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Most Sportsmanlike Player award for their respective divisions.   Cockerill – Eddie Mountain Division – The Thunder Cats […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Instat KIJHL 3 Stars of the Week: Jan. 9

Brandon Kasdorf of the Revelstoke Grizzlies, Tyson Tisdale of the Columbia Valley Rockies and Jake Dubinsky of the North Okanagan Knights have been named the Instat Kootenay International Junior Hockey League 3 Stars of the Week, for the period ending Jan. 9. Kasdorf – Top Forward – The Rosemary, Alberta product had a goal and […]

KIJHL Notebook: Team Goaltending

Brandon Weare photo/Revelstoke Grizzlies Facebook Page/Matt Timmins Photography   As the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League nears the Christmas Break, the last game before Christmas is on Dec. 19, this week’s KIJHL Notebook focuses on how each team’s goalie tandems have performed.   Eddie Mountain Division The Columbia Valley Rockies have 15 wins and Head […]

Knights’ McOnie joins WHL’s Rockets

  Along with being the Head Coach and General Manager of the North Okanagan Knights, Liam McOnie is a goalie consultant with the WHL’s Tri-City Americans, and now has joined the Kelowna Rockets. McOnie says it’s a large commitment, “but I’m doing what I want so it’s good.” McOnie joined the Rockets coaching staff, headed […]